Lady Gaga and BLACKPINK thrilled fans with surprise early release of collaboration track “Sour Candy”.
The song is included on Lady Gaga’s sixth album “Chromatica,” which is due out on May 29. Fans of both artists got a treat on May 28, as “Sour Candy” was released early as a surprise!
“Sour Candy” is a dance pop song with a mix of English and Korean lyrics. BLACKPINK said, “It’s such an honor to get to work with Lady Gaga, an artist we like so much, and we’re so happy. We had fun working on the track, so we hope [our fans] BLINKS around the world enjoy listening to ‘Sour Candy.’ We’re hoping that it’s a song that’s loved by a lot of people.”
Recently, Lady Gaga shared praise for BLACKPINK as she talked about the story behind their collaboration.
BLACKPINK had previously shared, “We listened to each other’s music and became fans of each other, so we naturally carried out this project.”
Lady Gaga also revealed her thoughts on the collaboration through an interview with Japanese outlet tvgroove on May 27. She shared, “I called BLACKPINK first to suggest working together. The BLACKPINK members were happy and showed enthusiasm for the project, so we were able to collaborate thanks to that. I wanted to support powerful women such as BLACKPINK, and they felt the same.”
The artist further revealed, “I got excited while hearing them interpret the song in Korean. I told them that their part is very creative and fun.” She praised, “BLACKPINK are beautiful young women, and they’re very talented. Through this collaboration, I felt proud as if I’d become BLACKPINK’s fifth member.”
Take a listen below:
Previously, BLACKPINK entered the U.S. market in 2018, and they landed on Billboard’s Hot 100 with their collaboration with Dua Lipa for “Kiss and Make Up.”
Meanwhile, BLACKPINK is currently gearing up for a comeback with plans to share a pre-release single in June. It’s shared that the members have recently finished work on a full album with over 10 tracks, which is due out in September, and another new song will come out in July before then.
What do you think of “Sour Candy”?