‘Sour Candy’, the long-anticipated collaboration between Lady Gaga and mega-popular K-pop group BLACKPINK has arrived. The track, from Gaga’s upcoming album Chromatica, is out now, providing a sugar-sweet club track for everyone’s stay-at-home parties. You can check it out below.
“I’m sour candy, so sweet then I get a little angry,” Jennie and Lisa of BLACKPINK rap on the opening verse. “I’m super psycho, make you crazy when I turn the lights low.”
As Gaga reiterates in the chorus, the track is about being like, well, sour candy — “hard on the outside,” but open to love and affection when given a little time, so long as Gaga’s partner doesn’t expect a complete transformation. Jennie sings in Korean, “If you wanna fix me, then let’s break up here and now.”
Rumours of Lady Gaga’s collaboration with BLACKPINK have circulated since March when Target accidentally leaked the Chromatica tracklist on their website; Gaga later confirmed the tracklist and collaborations on 21 April. “I wanted to celebrate them because they love powerful women like us, and they also wanted to celebrate me, and we had a great time together with this song,” Gaga told Japanese outlet TV Groove. “I was excited to hear them interpret the song in Korean, and told them that the part was so creative and fun.”
Earlier this week, Gaga shared her Chromatica collaboration with Ariana Grande, ‘Rain On Me’. The song follows on from the February release of the album’s lead single ‘Stupid Love’, with the full record being released tomorrow, 29 May, through Interscope Records.
Lady Gaga spoke to Zane Lowe about the collaboration, saying, “I think maybe [Grande] assumed that it’d be that she came in and I was like, ‘Here, just sing this and thank you so much for your time’. But instead I asked her what she needed, how she wanted to do things.”
Gaga shared that recording the song was a particularly positive experience. “It was the joy of two artists going, ‘I see you’”, she recalled, adding that the two women “connected right away”.
Chromatica is released on 29 May and can be bought here.