Album: “Kill This Love” EP
Label: YG Entertainment
With all the scandals going on in YG Entertainment in 2019, one of the bright points and highlights of the year are the success of Blackpink with a world tour, television appearances on talk shows, and a slot in the Coachella lineup. They also released an EP called “Kill This Love” just in time for their American leg of their “In Your Area” tour.
All though “Kill This Love” is the promoted track, pretty much everyone I know including myself has concluded that “Don’t Know What To Do” is the best song on the album. It’s definitely better than a lot of artists’ best songs, and this was a b-side. Some of these songs also show a bit more of what the girls can do vocally especially for Rose and Jisoo. I feel like the songs were evolving from their previous songs.
The remix to their smash hit, “Ddu-du Ddu-du” wasn’t too fun to listen to and the titled track wasn’t their best work. It’s hard to follow “Ddu-du Ddu-Du” and “As If It’s Your Last” when those songs brought them up to the next level. It’s not a bad song, but it’s not one of those songs you love immediately. It took me some time to warm up to this song, and I still skip the remix of “Ddu-du Ddu-du”.
I have the same question as a lot of Blinks. When are we going to get a full length album from Blackpink. They keep dropping EPs and singles, but I feel that if they were to release an album, it would really skyrocket their careers considering the quality of music they drop.
Blackpink’s success especially with Western audience was a much needed break for YG Entertainment considering many scandals they have gone through which affected the company’s outlook but stock as well. Blackpink has taken the next step and could be the most popular KPop girl group challenging Twice on top of the mountain.
Overall rating: 4/5
Reviewed by: Timtastic