BLACKPINK’s Jennie has returned with a new solo single, “You & Me,” five years after her last individual release.
The track was first premiered during the girl group’s Born Pink world tour, with an updated version debuted during its historic Coachella headline performance, where it became the first K-pop act to top the bill at the Californian festival.
“You & Me” finds Jennie sharing a romantic story over a softly glittering, dreamy pop backing. “I love you and me dancing in the moonlight/Nobody can see, it’s just you and me tonight,” she sings. “Look at you, now look at me/How you ever ever gonna find someone like this?”
In an accompanying dance performance video, the star dances with a group of backing performers in front of a projection of the moon, which glows white and red in various scenes. The official release of “You & Me” also includes the “Coachella Remix,” which features a rap verse and dance break at its end.
When announcing the release of the special single earlier this week, BLACKPINK’s label YG Entertainment said: “We decided to officially release it out of gratitude to the fans who ardently followed and supported us during the ‘Born Pink’ world tour. We hope it will serve as a special memento, rekindling the emotion of that time.”
Earlier this year, Jennie made her acting debut in The Weeknd’s HBO series, The Idol. Speaking to WWD ahead of its premiere, the singer and rapper shared: “It’s overwhelming, but I’m grateful and thankful,” she said. “All of those things at the same time. Especially as it’s the first step in my acting career, I was honored to be able to come.”
Meanwhile, BLACKPINK recently shared a new track called “The Girls” as part of its new mobile app, The Game, which allows fans to play the role of the girl group’s manager.