The four-member K-pop group released their last album in 2020.
Words by Quinci Legardye
BLACKPINK will return to your area soon.
The K-pop quartet has become the biggest girl group in the world in the six years since their debut, racking up six videos with over a billion views on YouTube. Since their last group comeback, 2020’s The Album, Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé, and Lisa have also been taking over the fashion world as ambassadors for the luxury houses Dior, Chanel, Saint Laurent, and Celine, respectively. Rosé and Lisa have also made their solo debuts, with their R and LALISA single albums.
Now, all four members are back working on their next group project. Per a representative from YG Entertainment, the members are in the final stages of recording their forthcoming album. They will film the music video for their title track in July, followed by an August release and “the largest-scale world tour in K-pop girl group history” later this year.
“A lot of music that is BLACKPINK-esque has been completed with much effort over a long period of time,” the statement reads. “In order to expand BLACKPINK’s emotional connection with fans all over the world, they will set out for the largest-scale world tour in K-pop girl group history until the end of the year along with their comeback. Furthermore, big projects fitting of that status will continuously follow.”
The group previously confirmed that they were working on their next album in their June Rolling Stone cover story. Jennie told the outlet that the group is preparing for the “next busy two years,” while Jisoo added, “I want to come back with music quickly.”
The first hints about the group’s comeback came out last March, when Jennie revealed the news during an appearance on the Korean variety show The Game Caterers 2.
“BLACKPINK is also making a comeback soon. I don’t know if I’m allowed to say this, but since I’m the only one here, I’ll just say it. Please look forward to it,” she said.
While we’ll likely have to wait until the first teaser to know what’s in store, fans may have already heard a snippet of the group’s upcoming songs. While filming on Instagram Live from YG’s headquarters last week, their labelmate, “DUMB DUMB” singer Somi, accidentally walked into a studio playing an unreleased song, per NME Magazine.
The singer on the track sounded a lot like Jennie, at least according to the BLINKs (BLACKPINK’s fans), who heard the clip. While chatter around the leak is all speculation, the new album is coming very soon.
Watch this space for updates.
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This article originally appeared on harpersbazaar.com