Lalisa (tune) – Wikipedia

“Lalisa” (stylized in all caps) is the debut single via Thai rapper and singer Lisa, a member of South Korean lady organization Blackpink. It become launched on September 10, 2021, through YG Entertainment because the lead single from her debut single album of the same call. Written and produced through long-time YG collaborators Teddy Park along side Bekuh Boom and 24, “Lalisa” is characterised as a dynamic hip hop song that takes have an effect on from Thai subculture.

The music acquired blended reviews from track critics, many praised Lisa’s overall performance and air of mystery, however some criticized its composition and production. Commercially, “Lalisa” entered the United States Billboard Hot 100 at number eighty four, and peaked at variety 2 at the Billboard Global 200. An accompanying music video turned into uploaded to Blackpink’s YouTube channel concurrently with the release of the single. Within the primary 24 hours, the video received 73.6 million perspectives, attracting the most perspectives in a single day with the aid of a solo singer at the platform.Background and launch[edit]
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Following the release of bandmate Rosé’s debut single album in March 2021, interest in the direction of Lisa surfaced as the following member to debut as a solo artist. In a piece of writing posted by The Korea Herald on April 19, a representative from YG Entertainment found out that Lisa would debut as the 1/3 soloist from her institution with schedules to be officially introduced through a note later inside the year.[2] On July 25, Lisa uploadedphotos offering herself in a studio onto her Instagram memories with the caption “What’s my call?”, hinting on the title of her upcoming launch.[three] On August 25, YG confirmed that her solo debut single album could be titled Lalisa, after her given call;[4][five] the company ultimately unveiled the music-listing for the album, revealing that the single of the identical name could function the name tune.[6] The music became launched on September 10, 2021, and changed into made available for virtual download and streaming.[7] The track changed into written and produced by lengthy-time Blackpink collaborators Teddy Park and Bekuh Boom, with extra manufacturing credits by 24.[7]Music and lyrics[edit]

Stylistically, it is characterised as a dynamic hip hop track that infuses Thai factors inside the song’s dance smash.[eight][9] The track’s manufacturing makes use of “provocative” brass riffs and dynamic rhythms which are harking back to sounds of sirens, and consists of the repetition of ‘Lalisa’ in the lyrics.[10] In phrases of musical notation, the track consists inside the key of E-flat essential and incorporates a tempo of a hundred and fifty beats in keeping with minute.[11] The name of the unmarried album along with its name song is a connection with her given call she received upon travelling a fortune teller whilst she turned into younger as a gesture for appropriate success. The week after converting her name, YG Entertainment informed her that they’ve regularly occurring her into the organisation as a trainee.[9] Nolan Feeney from Billboard magazine cited that the “name music expands on the maximalist, globe-trotting sound of Blackpink bangers like ‘How You Like That’ with fast-fireplace flows and nods to her Thai heritage”.[9]Critical reception[edit]

“Lalisa” obtained combined critiques from critics—lots of whom complimented Lisa’s presence and air of secrecy; but the song’s musical manufacturing and lyrical content material acquired criticism. Writing for South China Morning Post’s Young Post, Natasha Ho criticized the track’s musical production, writing that the “instrumental appears like a familiar hip-hop music with a recycled drum beat and bass line”; even with the “traditional Thai song in the historical past, [the tune] still appears like simply some other pop-EDM dance song.” However, she additionally stated that “despite the lacklustre instrumentals, Lisa’s voice still shines”, and wrote that “her flavourful, husky voice carried the song, and added her own flavour to the effective anthem.”[12][higher supply wanted] In a poor overview, Rhian Daly of NME asserted that “instead of being the shining, swaggering triumph you would possibly expect, its fine is disappointingly low”. Referring to title tune as “awkward”, she also felt that the lyrical content contained no”heart or soul” and as an alternative targeted greater on “empty brags” which did no longer attain its intended impact.[thirteen]

In a greater high-quality evaluation, Chase McMullen of Beats Per Minute commented that “it’s Lisa’s overall performance that deftly takes important stage, together with her flipping thru the track’s numerous changes with such smoothness as to make each aspect experience perfectly herbal”.[14] Pinkvilla’s Anwaya Mane likewise praised Lisa’s excessive-power performance, calling it “inimitable and awe-inspiring” and felt that “Lisa’s bold and assured rap is a testament to how far the proficient performer has come.”[15]Commercial overall performance[edit]

“Lalisa” debuted at rangeat the Billboard Global 200 and Global Excl. U.S., marking Lisa’s first solo entry and top-ten music on the chart.[sixteen] In South Korea, the track debuted at wide variety 90 at the Gaon Digital Chart on the week dated September 5–11, with much less than two days of tracking.[17] The following week, the tune rose to a height at range 64.[18] The tune additionally debuted at quantity 28 at the Billboard K-pop Hot one hundred.[19] In america, “Lalisa” debuted at wide variety 84 at the Billboard Hot one hundred and at number 6 on the Digital Song Sales chart with nine,six hundred virtual copies sold in its first week, giving Lisa two pinnacle-ten hits on the latter chart alongside “Money”.[20][21] The song additionally debuted atop america Billboard World Digital Song Sales chart, her first chart-topper as a soloist.[22] In the UK, “Lalisa” debuted at wide variety 68 on the UK Singles Chart and at variety 13 on the United Kingdom Singles Downloads Chart.[23][24] In Canada, the song debuted at number forty two on the Canadian Hot 100 and at variety 7 at the Canadian Digital Song Sales chart.[25][26]Music video[edit]

A scene from the tune video, showcasing Lisa’s complex Thai-inspired ensemble as she sits atop an elaborately-sculpted throne.

An accompanying song video for the tune became uploaded to Blackpink’s YouTube channel at the side of the release of “Lalisa”; the video changed into preceded with a teaser—which became released thru the equal platform three days earlier.[27][28] The track video became the most-regarded debut video and the maximum-regarded video through a soloist in 24 hours, garnering seventy three.6 million views; the video broke the statistics of Rosé’s “On the Ground” and Taylor Swift’s “Me!” featuring Brendon Urie, which acquired forty one.6 million views and sixty five.2 million perspectives in 24 hours, respectively.[29] The visual consists of severa costume modifications, consisting of an problematic ensemble based totally on conventional Thai way of life.[30] Lisa sits on an elaborately-sculpted throne wearing a golden beaded dress and cape, earcuffs with golden jasmines, and a tall pointed headdress referred to as “rad klao yod” (รัดเกล้ายอด in Thai) this is worn particularly in conventional dance bureaucracy.[31] After the music video changed into launched, the sale of traditional Thai clothing surged.[32] The Phanom Rung temple that changed into depicted inside the song video in Buriram also increased in site visitors.[33]Live performances and promotion[edit]