Song appears on the band’s highly anticipated second album, born pink
Blackpink has taken control from stage to Jimmy Kimmel live with their latest single “Shut Down”. The K-pop girl group – consisting of Jennie, Jisoo, Rosé and Lisa – delivered a dynamic and highly choreographed performance on the late night show, appearing with a group of dancers.
The single, taken from their second album born pink, out now via YG Entertainment/Interscope Records, takes aim at the group’s skeptics, haters and paparazzi. The chorus notes, “When we stop, you know it’s a stop,” while the hook says, “Whip it whip it whip it whip it / Keep watching me turn it off.”
The girl group released a video for the hip-hop-infused track last week after teasing it on social media.
In July, the band announced they were in the “final stages” of recording. born pink, which marks their second studio album. With songs like “Shut Down”, “Hard to Love” and “Ready for Love”, much of the album features songwriting credits from frequent collaborator Teddy Park, who wrote songs on their previous album. “It’s like an alarm, reminding us to keep moving musically. All he has to do is call, ‘Hey, what’s up?’ and I’ll be like, ‘Oh, my God,’ tense,” Jennie said rolling stone about Park. “But it’s good tension that Blackpink needs.”
Blackpink is set to go on a world tour in support of born pink this autumn. The global trek will begin at Olympic Park in Seoul on October 15 and will continue until next summer, when it will end in New Zealand. The 36-date world tour aims to be the “biggest world tour in the history of a K-pop girl group,” according to pop phenomenon management company YG Entertainment.