Since it’s February which means we likely have less than 2 months (!!!) till the comeback, I was interested in what you guys were hoping for.
Now this seems to be a touchy subject, on Blink twitter at least. Seems like half the fandom want a pink concept and the other half want another hard hitting black concept.
We have very little to go on regarding what the comeback will be like. The closest thing we have to information about it is from Jennie and Jisoo:
“It’s different to anything we’ve released so far.” “Since Blinks are always so supportive of our music, we don’t have any fear when it comes to exploring new concepts.” (paraphrasing here but that was the general gist of what they said)
Clown mask on, but do you think this suggests that they’ve already finished the title track? What concept are you hoping for?
Kill this Love showed a very impressive growth in album sales for the girls.
Square Up ended 2018 with 220k album sales when it came out. Kill this Love ended 2019 with 330k album sales. That’s a massive 110k growth in just one comeback. With this rate of growth, it would be logical to conclude that the next comeback will hit the 400k mark before the year ends.
I believe this figure could be higher, should we be given a full album. I’m also interested in the preorder stats and first day sales. For those that don’t know, Kill this Love wasn’t available for preorder. Just recently LOONA clocked an estimated 100k preorders for their comeback, which makes me very interested in what BP will get. As for first day sales, BP has the most for a girl group with 78k. A large factor to this figure was the Chinese fanbase. Given the fact the number of C-Blinks have practically doubled in size since KTL, I think we could comfortably hit 100k first day sales.
CHARTING AND DOMESTIC RECEPTION
I’m not too worried about charting. A lot of fans have this perception that KTL flopped on the charts, when in reality it went first everywhere except Melon (where it was second) where it was blocked by a digital monster in BOL4. KTL, despite its “lukewarm” reception to Koreans was still the second most downloaded GG song on Gaon (to Dalla Dalla) and also had the second highest average daily ranking for GG songs (also second to Dalla Dalla). But antis will leave that part out when they try to drag…
Sorry for the text dump, but we don’t really see much discussion around here and I thought it would be interesting.