BLACKPINK’s Jennie has officially become the first member to go solo! She dropped the track, aptly titled ‘SOLO,‘ at 6pm KST. By 8:30pm KST, the track had already hit #1 on all the major streaming charts (Melon, Soribada, Naver, Genie, Bugs, and Mnet).
The song portrays Jennie as both shy and innocent, and bold and confident. The duality of her performance in the MV makes it eye-catching and unique. Check it out below!
BLACKPINK Jennie ‘SOLO’ MV:
The MV depicts two drastically different versions of Jennie, the first where she is shy, innocent and delicate, vulnerable to the cruelty of the world. In the second version, however, she’s daring and confident, ready to take on the world as an independent woman.
She performs the song perfectly, with smooth, strong vocals, and an impactful rap. Paired with her flawless dancing and powerful moves, it’s no wonder the MV already has more than 4 million views (as of 12:30am KST)!
The teaser, which was released three days before the track, gives the audience a slightly different idea of what the track would be, but also showing glimpses of the duality that Jennie portrays. Check it out below!
BLACKPINK Jennie ‘SOLO’ MV Teaser:
The lyrics reflect the song’s true meaning: staying true to yourself even in sadness. Jennie effortlessly captures this essence of being free and true, rather than creating a fake persona to please people.
The video also shows how she finds herself and her confidence, despite being brokenhearted and hurt from a failed relationship. The emotions in the MV are raw and real, and you find yourself craving more, even after the screen goes dark.
Produced and arranged by YG Entertainment’s ‘Teddy’ and 24, ‘SOLO‘ is musically vastly different from BLACKPINK‘s tracks. The track has a strong hip-hop vibe compared to the group’s poppy discography. The chorus is minimalist and simple, with no loud, brassy sounds.
What did you think of Jennie‘s first ‘SOLO’? Let us know in the comments below!
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Written by: Shyuen
Edited by: Lindsay