BLACKPINK’s Jennie Debuts with “SOLO”
BLACKPINK’s Jennie has finally debuted with her first ever solo single! Jennie is the first of the BLACKPINK members to release her own solo track, and it definitely surpasses expectations. Titled “SOLO,” Jennie brings her smooth vocals and husky rap to the table, perhaps surprising fans with the release.
Based off the teasers alone, fans knew this was going to be a music video aimed at exuding glamor, a love of art, and ferocity. At first, “SOLO” sounds like it would be a pop/R&B song thanks to its light, sweet vibes. But it’s when the chorus comes in with both bass and electro sounds that the song really shines. “SOLO” is definitely something you will have stuck on repeat thanks to its catchy lyrics and sound.
The release is all about being confident and standing on your own. If Ariana Grande has “thank u, next” then Jennie has “SOLO,” except it has a spicier, sharper edge to it. Jennie makes it clear that “SOLO” is not a love song, but a breakup song about empowerment. There’s no point in staying in a relationship if there’s no longer a spark, or even feelings, right? Jennie sends the message that you don’t need be in a relationship to be happy, noting that you can confidently stand solo. She directs a message to her ex, claiming that they’re definitely missing out on a great catch and noting that she’s finally moving on without them; she knows she’ll be better off in the long run.
Last but certainly not least, we can’t end this without mentioning all the stops that were pulled for the creation of this music video. Earlier in October, Jennie posted on social media that she was touring Europe, so it comes as no surprise that is where her music video was shot. The setting appears to be a fabulous estate with a lush garden and wide rooms covered in ornate detailing that certainly add to the glamor of the music video. But that’s not all—we simply can’t forget to highlight the stunning outfits she dons throughout, the most notable of which is the flower ensemble seen in the garden, though we also love the blue sequin dress she wears while sitting in the middle of a pool.
Jennie delivers a solid debut and as her first single release, she can only rise from here. Congratulations to Jennie on her solo debut!