“Gone” by Rosé
Premise-wise, “Gone” comes off like your traditional heartbreak song. That is to say that the singer is in her feelings because, simply put, her boyfriend dumped her. But as we get deeper into the lyrics we see that said ex is in fact a jacka*s – or perhaps playa as some would say these days. In other words, the way Rosé recounts the breakup is that he dumped her cold. Indeed she even goes as far as to use the age old “hit and run” metaphor, which fundamentally points to a notion like him using her for his own gratification and then discarding her.
Then on top of that, he has “changed (his) number” and seemingly excommunicated her post-breakup. And the overall implication is that in behaving in such a manner he has brought a level of depression to her life that she’s never experienced before. As such all BS considered her love for him is now “gone”. Indeed as far as the singer is concerned, the ex himself is “dead and gone”.
But in the world of romance things aren’t always that simple. So permeating throughout the track is also this sentiment of Rosé also wanting to get back with him. For instance, in the refrain, she uses the phrase “I just wanna be the one” – which is in fact present tense – and goes on to lament the fact that he rather is the one whose disinterested in moving the relationship forward. Moreover she states a refusal to move on without him. So it’s as if the progression of the song also marks an evolution in her thinking process, somewhat representative of the cycle of acceptance.
The vocalist expresses emotions like anger, depression and denial but ultimately comes to accept the situation as is. And then after the acceptance comes the hate, which is indeed the primary sentiment by the time all is said and done. And let’s say dude put the icing on the cake by even going as far as to hook up with a new lady while Rosé is still reeling emotional from their breakup.
So conclusively, by the looks of things the singer doesn’t want anything to do with her ex ever again. But concurrently one could also imagine, given the mixed feelings being relayed, that maybe if he came back to her correctly she would forgive him and take him back.
Facts about Rosé’s “Gone”
As of the release of this track in early-February 2021, Rosé is known primarily as a member of Blackpink. As of the onset of 2021, Blackpink is the most-popular female K-pop group in the world. And Rosé (real name Roseanne Park) has been down with the four-lady crew since its inception in 2016.
“Gone” was made known to the world via Rosé and bandmates during a live, albeit virtual concert which was dubbed The Show. In fact the premiere of “Gone” proved to be one of the highlights of the entire event.
The Show was held on 31 January 2021 and marked the first time Blackpink had ever held a virtual concert. And overall it proved to be a rousing success, even attracting more viewers from the United States than any other country.
“Gone” is a song which Blinks, as diehard fans of Blackpink are called, have known about for some three years prior to Rosé actually revealing it. And before actually knowing its official name, many followers mistakenly dubbed the track “My Love Is Gone”.
Getting to a week after The Show, Rosé’s primary label, YG Entertainment, still has yet to officially release “Gone”. Moreover many Blinks and other fans of Blackpink have been unable to hear the song, as The Show was in fact an exclusive event. So there has been a call by some for those who may have recorded it to leak the track online. Counterwise there are others who want Rosé to receive her full credit (i.e. royalties and page views) and as such are rather fighting to make sure the track doesn’t come out prematurely. In fact it is concurrently common knowledge that a music video to the track has already been filmed, and the songstress teased it on 25 January 2021.
Meanwhile the first true teasing of this track – or at least the first time Rosé had hinted she was working on something on the solo tip – was during a Blackpink Netflix documentary which came out in 2020 entitled Light Up the Sky. And Rosé did in fact write “Gone” herself. Moreover she did so completely in English.
This is in fact the first track which Rosé has ever released as a soloist.
Rosé, whose birthday is 11 February 1997, is 23 years old at the time “Gone” was made public.