Following in the footsteps of her fellow members, BLACKPINK’s singer, rapper, and dancer Lisa finally makes her solo debut with the release of her album LALISA, and a music video for its title track.
The edgy visual offers a showcase for Lisa’s many talents as one of the most versatile and charismatic members of the group. As expected, there are multiple costume changes as she rides motorcycles through the desert and morphs into a traditional Thai dancer. And of course, it wouldn’t be a Lisa solo song without a rapid-fire rap break.
Ahead of the solo mini-album’s arrival, the Thai native singer (real name Lisa Manoban) held an online press conference where she talked about her feelings around releasing solo material.
“I’m delighted to be able to show my first solo performance, and I hope that BLINKs [BLACKPINK’s fans] will look kindly on it,” she continued. “Because this is my first solo album, and also because the title of the album is my name ‘Lalisa,’ it holds a lot of meaning for me.
Describing her title track Lisa shared, “I think it’s a song that can really show the strength of my name and my confident side. I hope that people will hear the song and think, ‘Wow, this is it. This is something only Lisa can do.’ The choreography is also easy to dance along to, so I hope that you will have fun dancing to it.”
The singer and rapper also talked about bringing out elements of her Thai heritage into the song and music video, explaining, “I wanted ‘Lalisa’ to have a Thai feel to it. The set and outfits also capture that Thai vibe well. After I said that I wanted to include a Thai vibe, Teddy arranged the song in a Thai style, and I was so touched.”
To celebrate the track, the K-pop idol also made her solo late-night television debut with the first performance of “LALISA” on NBC’s Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon this evening.
Beyond amassing billions of streams and views in BLACKPINK, Lisa has asserted herself as a global superstar in her own right. She holds the distinction of being both “the most-followed K-Pop star on Instagram” with over 58 million followers and “most-subscribed K-Pop female artist on YouTube” with over 8 million subscribers on her channel Lili’s Film.
Now, audiences will get to know her like never before with ‘LALISA’ and much more to come.
LALISA Official Tracklist