Blackpink‘s Jennie is prepping a solo track for release this week. The singer announced that the “special single” titled “You & Me” will drop on Friday (Oct. 6). The reveal came on the K-pop group’s official Instagram, accompanied by a shot of Jennie in a red ruffled shirt and matching top standing in the ocean in front of a full moon.
According to NME, the song debuted during the opening date of Blackpink’s Born Pink world tour at the KSPO Dome in Seoul last October, with a remixed version spotlighted during the band’s set at Coachella earlier this year.
The song will be Jennie’s first solo venture since the release of her 2018 debut solo single, “Solo,” which hit No. 1 on Bilboard’s World Digital Song Sales chart in Nov. 2018. Though critics savaged the one-season show, Jennie’s role on The Weeknd’s ill-fated HBO drama The Idol was one of the few highlights of the music industry soap opera.
Among the handful of memorable take-aways from the show was the down-tempo single “One of the Girls,” an emotionally turgid song about fame, control, desire and choking during sex featuring Jennie, show star Lily-Rose Depp and the Weeknd (who now goes by his birth name, Abel Tesfaye).
Blackpink wound down their Born Pink Encore Tour at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles with a final show on Aug. 26, following stadium gigs in San Francisco, Las Vegas, Rutherford, New Jersey and two shows at Foro Sol in Mexico City.
Check out the Jennie “You & Me” single announcement below.
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