Blackpink stopped by a number of Korean music shows over the weekend to debut their new single “Lovesick Girls” live for the first time.
On Saturday (Oct. 10), the K-pop girl group took the stage at MBC’s Show! Music Core, expertly nailing the instantly iconic choreography from the “Lovesick Girls” video. Changing from schoolgirl to edgy streetwear looks, the foursome then followed the song up by debuting a brand-new live rendition of fan favorite track “Pretty Savage.”
“Black, pink/ All up in it, make it lit, like/ Yeah, we some bitches you can’t manage/ I make this difficult thing again/ We are pretty savage/ We somе pretty savage,” the girls sang on the chorus of the latter, as pyrotechnics erupted around them and a neon sign emblazoned with the track’s title shone in the background. (English translation of lyrics courtesy of Genius.)
The following day (Oct. 11), Jennie, Lisa, Rosé and Jisoo repeated their performance of “Lovesick Girls” on SBS Live, complete with a colorful, carnival-esque set and Britney Spears-inspired headset mics.
“Love is slippin’ and fallin’/ Love is killin’ your darlin’/ That fearless thrill returns once the pain subsides,” Rosé crooned on the track’s post-chorus as her three bandmates circled around her, before tossing the rest of the stanza to Jisoo.
Blackpink has plenty of reason to celebrate this week, with their long-awaited debut album, The Album, entering at No. 2 on the Billboard 200. The entry marks a career high for the girls on the chart. (Their previous EPs, 2019’s Kill This Love and 2018’s Square Up, peaked at Nos. 24 and 40, respectively.)
The Album also features lead single “How You Like That” and Selena Gomez collaboration “Ice Cream,” the latter of which earned the quartet their biggest hit thus far on the Hot 100, topping at No. 13 upon its release earlier this summer.
Check out all of Blackpink’s live performances from the weekend below.