BLACKPINK and Selena Gomez Close the Summer With ‘Ice Cream’

Thursday at 9PM we got a treat when BLACKPINK and Selena Gomez teamed up to give the world a banger collaboration with upbeat single and music video, “Ice Cream.”

Since July, the K-Pop girl group has taken to social media to drop teasers of the song. ‘Ice cream’ is the second single off their upcoming album BLACKPINK: The Album, dropping October 2nd. 

For weeks, the featured artist was anonymous, leaving it up to fans to figure out the secret collaborator. Finally, on August 11th, they took to social media to reveal Gomez as the artist. 

Collaboration announcement with Gomez. Courtesy of @BLACKPINKOfficial on Instagram.

In addition to the song, the artists also promised a music video. The highly anticipated video features bright pastel playground sets, a vintage pink ice cream truck, and multiple colorful ’70s inspired outfit changes. As always BLACKPINK showcased their cute and clean choreography throughout the video.

‘Ice Cream Promotional flyer. Courtesy of @YGent_Official on Twitter.

The song, co-written by Ariana Grande and Victoria Monet, clearly rings true. From the unforgettable post-chorus lyrics, “Ice cream chillin’, chillin’, ice cream chillin’” to the strong catchy beat, is guaranteed to get stuck in your head.

Additionally, to honor of the release, Gomez partnered with Serendipity Ice Cream to create the Cookies and Cream Remix flavor. As a nod to the girls, the flavor is made with pink vanilla ice cream, thick fudge swirl and brown cream-filled cookie pieces.

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Samantha Aguilar

Samantha Aguilar is a Broadcasting Journalism student at California State University, Fullerton. Born and raised in the Bay Area, she moved to Southern California to begin her career as a reporter and anchor in hard news. Her love for music has led to her interest in both entertainment and American and Latin American pop culture. Having worked with Al Día, CSUF's Spanish newscast, has encouraged her to pursue a career in Spanish. Her favorite pass time is catching the sunset at the beach and hiking trails.

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