For the performance, the K-pop boy band flipped the script on the bombastic single by channeling the likes of Boyz II Men and turning it into a harmony-filled slow jam.
“I crumbled before your eyes/ Hit rock bottom and sunk deeper/ To grab onto the last bit of hope/ I’ve tried to reach out with both my hands/ Again, in this dark place, light up the sky/ While looking into your eyes, I’ll kiss you goodbye/ Laugh all you want while you still can/ Because it’s about to be your turn, one, two, three,” the quintet crooned against a bright teal backdrop, adding plenty of harmonies and wailing ad-libs for good measure as the song built to its climax. (English translation of lyrics courtesy of Genius.)
The group then followed the cover up with their new single “Baby Tonight,” which is featured on their latest EP HJZM: The Butterfly Phantasy alongside lead single “Goblin (Favorite Boys)” and fan favorite tracks “Golden Goose” and “Stand By You.”
Jennie, Jisoo, Rosé and Lisa, meanwhile, are readying the release of their upcoming Netflix documentary, Blackpink: Light Up The Sky, which takes its title from the lyrics of “How You Like That.” The film is set to premiere on Oct. 14, less than two weeks after the release of their long-awaited debut full-length LP, The Album.
Check out A.C.E’s take on Blackpink’s hit single below.