Selena Gomez and BLACKPINK have served up another video for their "Ice Cream" collaboration, this time a lyric clip in which all the women Zoom in from home.
After dropping the colorful official clip and an animated dance performance visual, SelPink are back with a lyric clip in which each woman sings her part from their bedrooms, with Gomez appearing to be dialing in from a sun-splashed living room.
The bare bones visual has already racked up more than 8.7 million views in just a few days. Once again, due to the pandemic, they couldn't be in the same room together, but that hasn't stopped them from making the most of things.
The animated dance video had them going virtual thanks to Zepeto, a South Korean app that allows user to make 3-D avatars that can interact.
The K-pop band released two singles in collaboration with Lady Gaga, How You Like That, and Sour Candy, a huge success, and fans loved the melody. But the song in collaboration with Selena Gomez called Ice Cream was one of the most waited by the fans.
Selena Gomez with Blackpink gave us a sweet treat with their recent hit Ice-cream. It was one of the most highly awaited collaborations. Just as the name suggests, the song is sweet and fun. What makes the music more adorable and hard to miss is it’s 70s inspired theme and all pink.
In the video, Selena Gomez is wearing a pinup sailor outfit driving a pink ice cream truck. The Blackpink gang appears wearing lots of flowers, bright colors, and more. With the song’s release, Selena Gomez also launched her ice cream flavor in partnership with Serendipity. They use pink vanilla ice cream, which also gets a nod.
When the song was released, it was trending as it reached 45 million views in a few hours. Ariana Grande and Victoria Monét wrote the lyrics of the song. The song is one of the most consequential hits for both Blackpink and Selena Gomez.
BLACKPINK chatted with Access Hollywood’s Scott Evans about their success as a K-pop group. They rave about Selena Gomez, who worked with them on their single “Ice Cream,” and say they can’t wait to be able to one day perform with her. BLACKPINK will be releasing their debut album which releases on 10/2 as well as their Netflix documentary, “BLACKPINK: Light Up the Sky” which premieres on 10/14.
BLACKPINK is continuing the major ramp-up to their highly anticipated debut LP, The Album. The K-pop supergroup will be the first subject of a new YouTube Originals music series titled RELEASED, which will premiere Thursday night (Oct. 1) at 11:45 p.m. ET, just minutes before the album drops.
RELEASED will air on Thursdays, right before artists release new music at midnight ET. The series' 16 episodes will reveal exclusive performances and announcements, and according to the trailer for BLACKPINK's episode tomorrow, secrets from the world's biggest artists.
"We are honored and happy to be the first on YouTube's new original content RELEASED. We hope that it will be a great opportunity to celebrate our first full album The Album with many global music fans," the K-pop girl group said in a press statement.
After releasing their debut track, BLACKPINK’s Jennie, Rose, Lisa and Jisso sat down for a candid discussion and spilled the beans on their honest thoughts regarding Grammy award-winning star Selena Gomez.
Touching on their connection to the Grammy award winning singer the girls claimed, "She was such a sweet and humble person to work with, and, you know, she was so supportive of us from the first day we got on a call." Jennie even added, "And on top of that, she nailed the videos even though we weren't together."
The main reason why virtual collaborations are a rather new thing for the BLACKPINK girls is because of the awkwardness of "meeting someone for the first time through a screen.””
However, even in spite of it all, Selena ended up being "really, really down to earth and so authentic that when we were talking to her it just clicked straight away."
Apart from that, the girls are currently working on their highly publicized documentary BLACKPINK: Light Up the Sky. Jennie believes this film will not only give fans endless amounts of entertainment but will also show a more “unfiltered, vulnerable selves."
"It's boring to always show them the polished versions of ourselves," Rosé chimed in. "We do know they're dying to know what goes on behind the scenes."
Malaysian nasyid group Rabithah has put a halal spin on Blackpink and Selena Gomez’s racy single Ice Cream.
The quartet, consisting of members Mahdi, Ayman, Ridwan, and Hakim, paired up with singer Fitri Haris to deliver a cover with rewritten lyrics focusing on religiosity and God.
Rabithah decided to perform a religious version of Ice Cream because they were concerned that the song’s “explicit” and “inappropriate” lyrics could have a detrimental effect on young people.
“Lately, the original version of this song has been going viral and trending at number one on YouTube and other online platforms.
“When we found out there were explicit and inappropriate metaphors in this song, we took the initiative to make a cover and change the content for the better so it can be an alternative form of entertainment for young people,” Rabithah wrote in the video’s description.
The members had similar goals when they performed a religious cover of Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello’s Senorita last year, saying that they were disappointed to see kids “singing along to the song’s (suggestive) lyrics without feeling guilty.”