Blackpink in Ice Cream
Blackpink in Ice Cream Image Credit: YouTube sceengrab

K-Pop power girl group Blackpink and singer-actress Selena Gomez released their eagerly awaited new single ‘Ice Cream’ to furious fan approval.

Doused in shades of pink and other pastels, the music video opens with Gomez in a red-and-white striped outfit and sailor hat in the driver’s seat of an ice cream van, while Blackpink members Jisoo, Jennie, Rose and Lisa later dance holding ice cream in a bright pink ice cream parlour.

Selena Gomez in Ice Cream
Selena Gomez in Ice Cream Image Credit: YouTube screengrab

Blackpink’s management agency, YG Entertainment, said ‘Ice Cream’ was perfect for summer and completely different from previous songs ‘Kill This Love’ or ‘How You Like That’. Both had a more dynamic and aggressive club beat while ‘Ice Cream’ has a lighter, bubbly vibe.

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“I really like that this song is sort of different than Blackpink’s previous songs,” said one fan with the username Ariel ari. “It’s a new side and concept that really suits them. I can’t wait for the new album!”

The 17-second teaser for the music video, released on Thursday, had over 14.5 million views on YouTube.

‘Ice Cream’ also loosely ties in with Gomez’s new cooking show ‘Selena + Chef’, in which famous chefs appear remotely to teach the former Disney star to cook dishes such as omelettes, octopus, tacos and cookies. The 10-episode unscripted series debuted on the HBO MAX streaming platform this month.

Selena Gomez and Blackpink in Ice Cream
Selena Gomez and Blackpink in Ice Cream Image Credit: Youtube screengrab

When released two months ago, Blackpink’s ‘How You Like That’ broke YouTube’s 24-hour viewing record with 82.4 million views on its first day of release on the video platform, according to Variety.