K-pop girl group BLACKPINK have dropped their new single ‘Ready For Love’, as part of their ongoing collaboration with PUBG Mobile.
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On July 29, BLACKPINK unveiled the new single alongside a music video for the new special single released in collaboration with PUBG Mobile. ‘Ready For Love”s accompanying visual features footage from the girl group’s virtual performance of the song during the mobile game’s in-game concert ‘THE VIRTUAL’, featuring virtual avatars of Rosé, Jennie, Lisa and Jisoo as they traverse vast new worlds, ride motorcycles and take to the skies on pink clouds.
“There’s no need to wait now / No need to be afraid / Show me the colour of your heart / I really need you in my world / Open your eyes, here I am in front of you,” Jennie and Rosé harmonise on the pre-chorus of the EDM-inspired pop number.
The clip arrived just days after their virtual show ‘BLACKPINK X PUBG Mobile 2022 In-Game Concert: [THE VIRTUAL]’, which took place on July 23 and 24. The recent concert will also be available for all-day replays this coming weekend (July 30 and 31).
While not an official release, ‘Ready For Love’ marks the K-pop group’s first music together since their last full-length effort ‘THE ALBUM’ dropped in October 2020, which featured the lead single ‘How You Like That’.
YG Entertainment confirmed earlier this month that the quartet are currently gearing up to make a comeback in August. A sprawling global tour, touted by YG as “the largest world tour in the history of a K-pop girl group”, is also on the cards for later in 2022.
Additionally, OneRepublic vocalist Ryan Tedder has teased an upcoming collaboration with BLACKPINK, which will presumably be part of the girl group’s August release. “I can’t tell you what’s coming out. I think one or two of my songs have made the album,” Tedder said in an interview with Good Morning America. “From what I’ve been told, and the stuff that I did with them, I can just say is very true to their sound.”