BLACKPINK Releases Theatrical Music Video Teaser For Upcoming Album's Lead Single ‘Shut Down’
Mega K-pop girls' group dropped the first music video teaser of their upcoming album's lead single called "Shut Down" on September 14 at midnight KST.
The 24-second long clip started with a classic symphony that reminded one of jewelry and luxury brand commercials, with a caution tape branded with the band's name placed on top of graffiti and signs, featuring the titles of songs and sayings from the four members.
At the 14-second mark in the clip, the audience can hear Rosé sing a line from "Shut Down", followed by quick cuts of the other three band members in their respective characters. A three-second snippet of the members ends with Lisa, wearing a mask, and shooting a finger gun in the direction of the camera.
All in all, the quartet shows a cinematic and colorful teaser with a remix of a classical tune, the beautiful piece "La Campanella" by Paganini.
Written and produced by in-house producer TEDDY of YG Entertainment, BLACKPINK's label, the song has been co-written by R & B singer Vince and Danny Chung, while 24 has arranged and co-produced it.
The new album, called "BORN PINK", is the group's second studio album, which will be released on September 16. It will feature eight songs. Soon after the album is dropped, BLACKPINK will kick off a world tour with the same name, starting with the South Korean capital city of Seoul next month. It will be followed by shows in North America and Europe in November, while in 2023 the shows will go to Asia, the Middle East, Australia, and New Zealand.
Meanwhile, the official fandom of BLACKPINK, known as BLINKs, is angry as the UK shows have sold out during the pre-sale though the prices were overwhelming. As presale tickets went live for Europe, many were left empty-handed after the sellout of the UK shows despite the high pricing.
While the general UK tickets will start on September 16, those who have a membership pre-sale code on Weverse could have access to them beforehand on September 13 itself.
Despite many fans joining the pre-sale to not miss out on the best seats, they were still left empty-handed, irking many BLINKs. Many fans also expressed concerns over the steep prices of the tickets, which have doubled since the band's last world tour.
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