Blackpink has released two new songs that are actually good. Naturally I'm going to review the lesser of the two since bad news should always come before good news.
When Blackpink first debuted I didn't mind "Boombayah" and hated "Whistle"; after listening to them a few more times I came around to liking both, however they weren't anything great in my ears. But the girls are fun, pretty, talented an deserve more than YGs shitty superiority-media play so I'd be on the look out for the group should they release anything in the future that was truly great.
"Stay" is the "Whistle" of this release, but's no where near the same level of yolo-trap lord. It's an okay acoustic ballad that utilizes a softer side to the group. The verses are quite mellow and melancholy, however they build into an upbeat and peppy chorus that gets enhanced with harmonica. It won't be everyone's cup of tea however I can see it doing well with the ballad crowd. As for me, I'll listen to it on the album but it's not something I see myself purposely seeking out unless I want to feel like I'm in a McDonald's commercial.
The music video holds quite a few cool scenes, my favorite being the one of Jisoo on a swing made out of chains and a skateboard in the middle of some post-apocalyptic city. The rest of the video follows the same trend of pretty and visually stimulating tumblr aesthetic. The girls beauty is no joke here.
Overall this was chill and pleasant enough, it didn't put me off as quickly as "Whistle" (which gets an acoustic version on this mini) however it's far from my favorite Blackpink song.
I'll just leave this cool shot here.