BLACKPINK on Entertainment Weekly’s “8 Hot Under-The-Radar Singles from Emerging Artists You Need to Hear Now”
The Chainsmokers, Twenty One Pilots, Lady Gaga, and Drake might be driving the mainstream music conversation, but the following singles are poised to make waves under the radar. Have a listen, below, to new tracks from eight emerging artists who’ve yet to make it big in the U.S.
All-female girl groups are everywhere in South Korea, but the bass-heavy sounds of the four-piece supergroup BLACKPINK stand out in a big way. With opening lyrics like “Hey boy. Make ya whistle like a missile,” the quartet’s latest single promises an unabashedly playful ride from the start. The song quickly turns up the heat, layering irresistible finger snaps, a saccharine bridge, electric guitar riffs, mammoth bass, and, of course, cow bell-accompanied whistles. The track, taken from the ladies’ debut EP, Square One, peaked at No. 1 in South Korea, and it wouldn’t sound entirely out of place occupying a similarly lofty position on American charts, either.