It has been almost two years since the South Korean girl band BlackPink released their last album, one that managed to be one of their most famous albums due to their collaborations with other world-class artists, such as Selena Gomez or Cardi B. Above all, the song that put them in the public eye was the hit song How you like that, which went viral on the social network Tik Tok.
From that moment on, the four members started separate projects. Jisoo began her career as an actress, starring in the Disney+ series Snowdrop, Jennie focused on her role as a model and ambassador for luxury brands and on the other hand, Rosé and Lisa started their own solo musical projects, which alerted BlackPink fans of a possible definitive separation of the group.
However, a couple of weeks ago these fears were allayed by the members themselves, who announced their return with a new album and made history by announcing that they would be featured on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine’s June 2022 issue. The members commented that their individual projects had kept them quite busy, and that fact added to the pandemic situation, was what had prevented them from working together again. Of course, they denied that BlackPink was going to break up any time soon.
In fact, this long period of separation has made them come back with more desire and commitment to create this new album from the very beginning. As they have commented in various interviews and in their own social networks, the structure of the album is meticulous, they have made a special effort in the correlation between the lyrics and the feelings they are trying to convey and, in addition, they have prepared various types of choreographies for each of the songs.
BlackPink‘s comeback has become even more talked about since they announced that they would be featured on the cover of the world famous Rolling Stone magazine, and it has been more than twenty years since a girlband has been featured on the cover of this magazine, and of course, they are the first female band of Korean origin to do so. The achievement has a double aspect, because besides being the third female band to be on the cover of the famous magazine, they are also demonstrating that K-Pop is breaking frontiers and that it is reaching more and more parts of the world.
The release date is not yet defined, however they have confirmed that they plan to release their new album before the end of the year, some rumors even say that it could be released by the end of July.