“Gone” & “LALISA” Are Included in the Genius Community’s 50 Best Songs of 2021
Between recovering from a year locked inside and trying to readjust to some semblance of normal life, this year has been a rollercoaster of emotions. Luckily, an impressive batch of new music was there to help us cope.
#45. LISA – “LALISA”
#8. ROSÉ – “Gone”
On “Gone,” Rosé of BLACKPINK picks up the guitar and returns to singing love songs on what was originally meant to be a B-side to the singer’s debut album. Co-written by the singer herself, “Gone” is a simple acoustic pop song that far from lacks depth, thanks to Rosé’s shimmering vocal delivery and witty lyrics that almost feel like a noir comedy movie. “Gone” is a heartfelt anthem about picking yourself up after a breakup. The track portrays a unique kind of vulnerability, not only in terms of its lyrics but also in its focus on Rosé’s stellar vocals. — Saquib Syed