Many things about this song are cool. The line "make him whistle like a missile" is not one of those things.
This video was directed by the same guy who made Red Velvet's Dumb Dumb, apparently, and you can really tell.
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I kinda like the intense vocal buildup in the pre-chorus, followed by the surprise drop to the instrumental-heavy chorus. But the chorus itself is confusing and terrible. Jennie does some weird lispy "bah-dum-dum" thing, and that's the whole chorus. Also the bridge is a complete tonal departure from the rest of the song, leading into a much more energetic outro. It's a bit whiplash-inducing, especially as the rest of the song was so laidback.
Overall, though, this is a decent effort vastly improved by some cool instrumental gimmicks. Every member of BLACKPINK seems at least somewhat talented, and they still have a lot of time to grow. I'm looking forward to seeing in what ways YG disappoints them, and us, in the coming years. 4.5/5.