It’s a good day to be a K-pop stan: We’re expecting two of its biggest stars to dominate the music charts a few hours from now. At 6:00 p.m. KST, BLACKPINK is dropping the long-awaited music video for their single, “How You Like That.” The comeback has been pushed back several times but we’re finally getting more of those jaw-dropping looks from their teaser photos. Also scheduled at 6:00 p.m. KST is the release of BTS’ music video for their Japanese single “Stay Gold.” Yes, you read that right. They’ll be available for streaming at the exact same time. It’s a sweet, sweet dilemma to have to choose which one you’ll need to watch first.
YG Entertainment tweeted a “How You Like That” D-Day poster today where the girls are wearing looks that mix denim with prints and Lisa even sports a faux fur jacket. The group also held a global press conference on YouTube today, although the video was made private. The agency also announced that fans can start pre-ordering a special edition of the single and submitting their entries for an online fan signing event that will be conducted through video call.
Big Hit Entertainment, on the other hand, hasn’t been releasing Easter eggs or announcements on their official social media accounts. However, Japanese media did report that the official music video for “Stay Gold” will be released on Bighit Labels’ and Universal Music Japan’s YouTube channels. BTS did a live performance of the single on Jun. 22 as part of a four-hour special broadcast on “CDTV Live! Live!” It’s the first single from their Japanese album “Map of the Soul: 7 ~ The Journey ~” scheduled to come out on July 14.