Bangkok erupted in finger guns and winks today as the K-pop faithful got word new material is coming from the genre’s most-beloved quartet.
Within hours of YG Entertainment announcing that June would see new material from Blackpink, the K-pop juggernaut responsible for infecting the planet with Kill This Love and DDU-DU DDU-DU, Thai fans shared the news thousands of times and pledged their wallets to it.
“Definitely prepare for bankruptcy camp,” Facebooker Bew Papangkorn Nilpasert declared.
Others welcomed the end to a long drought of fresh jams from the four-girl act that have broken out to become global queens of pop.
“YG please make this year be great for the girls and fandoms. I do really miss them, it has been a year,” user Saran Vorayansri pleaded.
Thai pride runs especially feverish given that Blackpink is fronted by Lalisa Manoban, known simply as Lisa, who has the most Instagram followers in Asia. After the release of Kill This Love last year, moves from its video invaded dancefloors in nightclubs and bars across the kingdom.
This year’s musical follow-up to 2018’s Blackpink in Your Area will be divided into three parts released successively starting in June until the full album is out in September. The name of the first single was not disclosed. YG said they have recorded more than 10 songs, and the full album would be the group’s first since their debut four years ago.
Currently the girls are preparing to shoot MVs and practicing the choreography to tunes that will undoubtedly become inescapable before the year is out.