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BLACKPINK IN YOUR AREA!!!!
Blinks all over the internet are going crazy for this music video teaser of "Ddu-du Ddu-du." I think it's safe to say that our favorite agency, YG Entertainment, knew exactly what they were doing with every little bit of content they've released leading up to the comeback, which is in TWO DAYS!
The expectations are high, as YG knows very well. The fans are beside themselves with anticipation, and every new little nibble of BlackPink we are given leaves us even more hungry for the main course, which in this case would be their music video for "Ddu-du Ddu-du."
Personally, I am excited about the music video, and I'm equally as excited to see their debut stage performance of the song! Their music videos are always amazing, with breathtaking visuals and fan-pleasing scenes that feature each of the members' strengths; the live performances give us something more, though. We get to see the entire dance, and we can all four of the members for most, if not all, of the performance.
As time goes on and the girls perform their song on multiple music shows, each performance will vary, little nuances will begin to be noticeable, and most importantly (IMO) the members will be donning different outfits each time! BlackPink's fashion is famously modern and maybe even ahead of the curve a little bit!
Right now, I'd like to take you through a few of the frames from the nineteen-second teaser for "Ddu-du Ddu-du!"
Up on a Pedestal
This still, captured from the teaser video, shows a beautiful girl standing on a pedestal dressed like a straight up goddess. I think I know who this is. in fact, I'm sure I do know the identity of the angel in this photo, but most reaction videos on YouTube seem to have difficulty discerning that.
Let me break this down for you.
First of all, you immediately notice that body line. Jisoo is no longer a possibly choice for the identity of the BlackPink member wearing this amazing gown. I love Jisoo. She's amazing, but she is also the shortest member of BlackPink. Her waistline is not that long, so her hips are naturally much closer to her rib cage than the hips of this member.
That waistline, coupled with that round bottom, just screams to me that this could only be one person. BlackPink's ant-waist member with the honey-smooth vocal abilities, Rosé.
Remember this image of them from about two years ago?
Look at those hips on Rosé.
That body line, even though she is leaning over, is absolutely identical to the still image of the lovely lady on the pedestal above. While Jennie, too, has a round booty, the still image above just isn't her body language. And Lisa's hips are far too narrow to achieve this effect.
So it's settled. That's our Rosé.
I realize I'm going on and on about this one still image, but just before we switch gears here, I wanna say one more thing about it. Rosé belongs up there on that pedestal! She is in such high demand these days, and her popularity is soaring, not only with fans all over the world, but with celebrities as well.
Her talent has definitely not gone unnoticed, and YG may have begun this journey touting Jennie as the new YG Princess (following in the footsteps of 2NE1's CL), and I fully agree with them that she is their new princess. However, Rosé is possibly emerging as the new princess of Kpop.
This, however, is Jennie.
Upon my first viewing of this teaser video, I knew this was Jennie. Though you only see her from behind at first, it is revealed later in the video that it is, in fact, Jennie under that massive sun hat, carrying those posh shopping bags.
How did I know this was Jennie by only seeing her from behind? Obvious. Sorry that I may seem a little booty-obsessed this time, but look at that butt. Jennie's the only one in the group who has that kind of boom and pow going on in the trunk.
Remember this little number? Look at that thing pop!
Ha! They Showed It!
Here, Lisa pounds their official light stick in her hand on the beat. I'm so excited to see them wielding their light stick in the teaser! But look in the background. Is that... is that a laboratory? And Lisa is brandishing the Blink Hammer, dressed as a badass scientist in pink. Does this scene have anything to do with the fact that BlackPink is reported to have designed their light stick themselves? Maybe! We'll have to wait for the rest of the music video, to be sure of what this scene is all about.
As always, thank you for reading, and shoot me a tweet or an e-mail, hit me up on Instagram if you think there's something I left out or if you just wanna connect with a fellow Blink!