“Sour Candy”: See why Twitter thinks we’ll finally taste this Blackpink video
When K-pop girl group sensation Blackpink collaborated with Lady Gaga on a song earlier this year, fans were shook. The song was “Sour Candy”, which has lyrics in both English & Korean. Featured on Lady Gaga’s album Chromatica, the song was released a day earlier as a promotional single for the album – on May 28 rather than May 29.
“Sour Candy” was a big deal for Blackpink, especially considering they were featured in Lady Gaga’s first studio album since Joanne in 2016. The song debuted at number 6 on the global Spotify chart. According to Chart Data, it was also the biggest Spotify debut for a song by a girl group.
The song wasn’t even released with a music video, which made its success even more impressive. The official video for the song is just the audio with a photo of Lady Gaga. Since the “Sour Candy” debut, fans have been eagerly awaiting a music video. Now, the Blackpink fanbase on Twitter thinks one will come out soon.
Blackpink is a South Korean pop group consisting of four women. Jennie, Rose, Lisa, and Jisoo have been dominating the K-pop scene since 2016.
Their song with Lady Gaga isn’t their first time collaborating with a celebrity. In 2018, they released the song “Kiss and Make Up” with Dua Lipa. After their collaboration with Gaga, they released the song “Ice Cream” with Selena Gomez.
In October, Blackpink released their latest album called The Album. Their dedicated fans are called “Blinks” and they have been trying to figure out when a “Sour Candy” music video will come out.
First hints of a music video
There have been several fan made videos for “Sour Candy” which have garnered millions of views, but they aren’t the official music video for the song.
There’s no official release date for a “Sour Candy” music video yet, but Blinks have been tweeting about why they believe it’s on the way. The first of what fans say was a hint of the music video was an Instagram story post by Blackpink’s Jennie.
Soon after the song’s release, Jennie posted a photo with the words “Lady Gaga and BLACKPINK “Sour Candy” COMING SOON”. Fans have been wondering what that meant, considering the song was already out. It led many of them to believe it was about a video.
WE ARE GETTING SOUR CANDY MV WTFFFFFF!!!! pic.twitter.com/lkiAvxFUKe
— Nanon〄 | SOUR CANDY 🍬 (@TheNanonMonster) December 16, 2020
On December 16, Lady Gaga shared a photo on Instagram and made Twitter go wild. The photo in question is a selfie with the caption “Sour Candy—so sweet then I get a little angry.”
Fans on Twitter took the caption as a hint that the “Sour Candy” music video will get posted soon. Many of them have reposted photos of the selfie with the caption. Hauslabs, Gaga’s beauty brand, commented “Yeah, yeah, yeah” followed by a candy emoji. Some fans say they believe this is also a hint.
Skincare = SC
Sour Candy = SC #SourCandyIsComing pic.twitter.com/JWlTnPGmkn
— 𝕲𝕻 (@gagapinkoutsold) December 15, 2020
Skincare means sour candy?
Lady Gaga also recently made an Instagram post with a caption about her skincare routine. Fans don’t think the post is actually about skincare, though. They think the word “skincare” is a code. Some took the letters “s” and “c” out of the word and believe it actually stands for “Sour Candy.”
expectation: S s s sour candy
reality: S s s skincare pic.twitter.com/S0SPVFXBIz
— ᴘɪɴᴋɢᴀ 〄 (@pinkishgaga_) December 15, 2020
Comments on the post
Fans on Twitter also believe some of the comments under Gaga’s skincare post mean something related to the song. Fashion designer Nicola Formichetti commented “S s s s…” and some fans take that to mean “Sour Candy.” Others think it could just mean “skincare.”
All the Sour Candy hints are not a coincidence. But teasing us for months is becoming tiring and reductive.
Either announce something or stop. pic.twitter.com/AIsBdHKaGq
— john (@GagasReputation) December 15, 2020
Fans are getting tired of waiting
Some fans believe Gaga is leading fans on too much – and the music video should finally get released.
“All the Sour Candy hints are not a coincidence. But teasing us for months is becoming tiring and reductive. Either announce something or stop,” one Twitter user said.
Meanwhile, ladygaga at home eating oreo not planning a mv for sour candy 🙂 pic.twitter.com/DToe0shUUQ
— fungg 〄 sour candy is comin 🧚♂️ (@chanfungg) December 16, 2020
Will there even be a Blackpink and Lady Gaga music video?
Other fans aren’t believing the hype. Some fans think the “hints” aren’t hints at all and that fans are thinking about it too much. But it’s impossible to know for sure until a music video for “Sour Candy” is released.