Blackpink drop new song, announce upcoming album Born Pink and world tour, marking K-pop girl group’s long-awaited comeback
- Blackpink are back – the K-pop girl group have launched a new song, Ready For Love, and announced a new album, Born Pink, for September, and a tour in October
- For fans, it marks the end of a sizeable break from group activities as Blackpink members pursued solo goals, and some could not contain their excitement
Blackpink are set to release a new album in September, the K-pop group have announced.
Born Pink, their follow-up to 2020’s The Album, is set to arrive in September and will be followed by a tour in October. Prior to that, a single is set to drop in August.
A promotional tie-in to popular video game PUBG, Ready For Love dropped on July 29, and the otherworldly music video features a virtual version of Blackpink performing.
Born Pink will arrive after a sizeable break for Blackpink during which members of the group released solo music and pursued acting, including Jennie’s appearance in an upcoming HBO show by The Weeknd, The Idol.
Though Blackpink’s members and the group’s label, YG Entertainment, had confirmed previously that an album was in the works, because of past delays and sizeable gaps between releases there was uncertainty over when to expect its arrival.
With the confirmation of a September release, albeit there is no actual date, excitement is high among Blackpink fans – known collectively as Blink – who flooded social media channels in anticipation of what the return of Blackpink will look like.
“OH MY F*N GOD I CAN’T BELIEVE MY EYES IS THIS REAL OR ANOTHER ONE OF MY HALLUCINATIONS???” reads one response to Blackpink’s announcement on Twitter, with over 3,000 likes. “I THINK I’M GONNA PASS OUT THIS IS ALL I HAVE EVER WANTED … IT’S FINALLY HERE AFTER ALMOST TWO YEARS. THIS IS GONNA BE THE BIGGEST COMEBACK IN THE HISTORY OF KPOP I CAN’T WAIT OMG OMG”