“Pretty Savage” is the third track on BLACKPINK’s debut studio album titled ‘The Album.’ The song takes a savage tone as the girls discuss their success, fame and fortune their music has brought them.
The K-Pop superstars BLACKPINK are releasing their first full-length album titled ‘The Album’ on October 2, 2020. This highly anticipated project comes with two singles “How You Like That” and “Ice Cream” featuring Selena Gomez. The album has already passed a million pre-orders before the album is released.
On “Pretty Savage,” BLACKPINK explode on fast-paced tune with a rap verse to talk about their dominion over everyone else in the industry. The girls also address the hate they receive on social media regarding their image.
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“Pretty Savage” Lyrics Meaning and Song Review
The first verse by Lisa and Jennie talk about BLACKPINK’s dominion over the global music scene as a group from the K-Pop scene. They attribute their success to being different from everyone else and their fierce personalities.
Lisa sings that she was “born skinny,” seemingly a response to all the hate and negativity she received over some of her pictures on social media. She says that she cannot help how she was born.
Jennie adds that it would take so long to discuss the group’s popularity that her mouth would begin to hurt. She also says a big “F you” to the boys who let her down throughout her life.
In these lyrics, Lisa brags about the diamonds of different colors they can afford. All the reflections from these diamonds she wears are going to make her haters go blind. She also asks her haters to stay mad, and she could care less about them. She is so much above them to even think about them.
In the second verse, performed by Jisoo, she gets pretty savage indeed. She says that she wore the exact same dress as her haters and she looked better in it. She cannot help the fact that everything they do is better than what their haters do. These girls are just on a roll.
Jisoo also adds that she can shapeshift between black and pink. While this is a reference to their group name, it also contrasts between the auras behind these two colors. While black stands for darkness, evil and savage emotions, pink represents sweetness, calm, and purity. The singer suggests that her attitude depends on who she is dealing with at the moment.
Jisoo also says that maybe she is the problem after all. Maybe her massive success is the problem for all the haters around her. But she cannot help the fact that they are so good at what they do!
In the bridge by Rosé, she tells all the haters not to get fooled by her pretty face and sweet vocals. She can get as savage as she pleases. She is not hiding her weakness behind her smile.
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