After a devastating two-year drought, windfall has finally arrived for the Blinks: Blackpink releases its second studio album in September, preceded by a single in August and followed by a world tour in October.
The announcement, made via a teaser on July 31, came as no surprise to most fans, given that Blackpink members – Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé and Lisa – had let loose many signs that another album was coming. . A press release shared in early July 2022 by their record label, YG Entertainment, announced that the group would be releasing new music in August, kicking off “an ongoing large-scale project that will continue throughout the second half of the year.” The accompanying world tour is said to be the “biggest world tour in the history of a K-pop girl group.” And after releasing their new promotional track “Ready For Love” for Battle Royale video game PUBG Mobile, Blackpink seemed poised to declare their return to chart dominance.
Since the release of their first full album, THE ALBUM, in October 2020, Blackpink have transformed into one of the most rising musical groups in the world of the last decade. Each of its four members are now celebrities in their own right, festooned with fashion affairs: they’ve each earned luxury brand ambassadors, with Jisoo signed to Dior, Jennie to Chanel, Rosé to Yves Saint Laurent, and Lisa with Bulgari and Celine. And while Jennie was telling SHE in November 2020 that “fashion definitely gives us as much power as music”, the group’s musical career is far from being put aside.
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“I feel like I’m recharging,” Jisoo said rolling stone in May 2022. “My life these days is not too busy, as we are not actively playing yet. I want to come back with music quickly. Now the days of waiting are almost over.
When does the album come out?
Blackpink has yet to announce an official release date for their second album, titled born pink. A teaser revealed that the record will drop in September 2022, but no further information is available at this time.
What songs are on the album? Who will be the singles?
We don’t yet know much about the tone or tracks on born pink. But it appears OneRepublic producer and lead vocalist Ryan Tedder is involved, having revealed to hello america that “I worked on Blackpink material. I wrote with the girls themselves.
He added, “I really like Blackpink so I can’t tell you what’s coming out. I think one or two of my songs made the album from what I’ve been told. I can just say that what I did with them is very true to their sound. They wrote it so it was really me supporting them, their ideas. It’s cool as hell.
And around the world?
World tour locations and dates are TBD, although Blackpink has confirmed the trip will begin in October, following the release of born pink.
This post will be updated.
Lauren Puckett-Pope is an associate editor at ELLE, where she covers news and culture.