To the delight of Blinks (as fans are lovingly known), BLACKPINK (블랙핑크) made their long-awaited comeback last week with the debut of their new mini album, “Square Up”, and the music video for “Ddu-Du Ddu-Du”.
However, several fans realised that “Forever Young”, which is 1 of the songs from the 4-track album, has been around for some time.
An old Instagram video clip dating back to 15th November 2015 recently resurfaced. “Forever Young” could be heard blasting from YG Entertainment’s headquarters in Seoul. Koreaboo claimed that it was Rosé and Lisa singing their lines from the first verse before they even made their debut as BLACKPINK members.
Despite not being released as an official single, “Forever Young” has been burning up the Korean charts. Thanks to the music video of “Ddu-Du Ddu-Du”, BLACKPINK has become the fastest K-pop girl group to hit over 70 million views on YouTube. The previous record was held by Twice’s “Likey”.
Meanwhile, fans are still not happy at YG Entertainment for BLACKPINK’s long hiatus. Read their tweets below:
Jennie: Really and See U Later was a song that we have been working since debut and there has been alot of changes from then so when it was finally done and released, they are songs that we really really treasure a lot
— ×+ •ᴗ• (@poopheyy) June 18, 2018
I’m not surprised Forever Young already existed since 2015, YG did say BlackPink had 8 songs prepared for debut
— – (@LIY0NCE) June 19, 2018
Forever Young was recorded back in 2015 and YG has the audacity to use the hashtag #One_Year_Of_Preparation as if it took them 1 full year to prepare 4 songs…I just…
— sandy (@junheespink) June 19, 2018
For those that haven’t watch it yet, here’s the video clip from 2015:
“Forever Young” may be 3 years old, but as least the pop tune still sounds fresh ;)