The ladies of BLACKPINK are back and proving that their success was not a fluke.  While we had our an issue or two with Whistle (and REALLY didn’t care for Boombayah), we are starting to see something besides innate talent starting to emerge from them.

Of the two releases that we got yesterday, this our favorite.  Playing With Fire is just pop goodness; the right amount of energy for a song about burning desire and it allows all of them to show off their vocals.  The most surprising of the bunch is Jenny, who not only has really good lead vocal quality but also has a deeper, sultry tone in comparison to her group members.  Lisa also has a good tone (though her first section still borders on the rapping) and it shows that they have the ability to really branch out and grow into the future.

Production-wise, this is similar to what you expect from the regular YG stable, but there is a softness to it and a lot less EDM than the label has come with in recent years.  There is also that country sound that in the underlying melody that we first heard in Whistle and we’re starting to wonder if this is a preference of the group itself.

The lyrics are good as well; also a consequence of the YG stable.  The biggest thing is that there is a personality for the girls bursting through.  This is probably due to the fact that the ladies are all bringing different cultural influences to the table thanks to them being from different countries.

The combination of all these factors is a track that we enjoyed completely.  We are definitely down with BLACKPINK.

pop!gasa is always fire…

Lyrics:
My mom told me every day
To always be careful of guys
Because love is like playing with fire
I’ll get hurt

My mom might be right
Because when I see you, my heart gets hot
Because rather than fear
My attraction to you is bigger

I can’t stop this trembling
On and on and on
I wanna throw my all
Into your world

Look at me look at me now
You are burning me up like this
I can’t turn it off

Our love that’s like playing with fire

My love is on fire
Now burn baby burn
Playing with fire
My love is on fire
So don’t play with me boy
Playing with fire

Oh no, I’ve already come too far
Suddenly, none of this is a game anymore

Love is like red fire
Blow, wind, so the fire will grow
Is this medicine or poison? Not even my mom knows
There’s a robber in my heart but why don’t the police know?

Pour out your oil in my burning heart
kiss him will I diss him
I don’t know but I miss him
This is past addiction, this love is crack
The color of my heart is black

I can’t stop this trembling
On and on and on
I wanna throw my all
Into your fiery path

Look at me look at me now
You are burning me up like this
I can’t turn it off

Our love that’s like playing with fire

My love is on fire
Now burn baby burn
Playing with fire
My love is on fire
So don’t play with me boy
Playing with fire

I can’t control it
This fire path is spreading too quickly

Don’t stop me
So this love can burn up this night

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