“How You Like That” by Blackpink

According to Blackpink member Jisoo, the underlying message of “How You Like That” is to serve as an encouragement during dark times. Simply put, it is based on the concept of remaining positive and strong during dire times. And whom it seems the girls are addressing is a romantic interest and/or some type of hater, i.e. an enemy. And the way the lyrics read are as if said individual(s) was basically mocking the singer when she was down. However, she was in fact able to persevere, overcome the situation and prosper.  So she is basically flaunting the fact that now she is even doing better than this same person who mocked her when she was down.

Facts about “How You Like That”

“How You Like That” was released by YG Entertainment on June 26th, 2020. It marks the first non-collaboration Blackpink has come out with since their album “Kill This Love” in April of 2019.

“How You Like That”, served as the lead single Blackpink’s 2020 Korean-language album titled “THE ALBUM”. “Ice Cream” and “Lovesick Girls” are the album’s two other singles.

This track impressively broke a couple of YouTube records. First, it amassed 82,400,000 views within 24 hours of being posted, which broke BTS’ record of 74,600,000 in a video’s (“Boy With Luv”) first day. And secondly, it managed to reach over 100,000,000 views in as little as 32 hours, which is faster than any other song in history.

Said clip was directed by one of Blackpink’s regular collaborators, Seo Hyun-seung. The first teasing of this song came out via YG Entertainment’s Twitter account on 10 June 2020.

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