Black To The Pink: Blackpink Self-References In The ‘Shut Down’ Music Video, From ‘Boombayah’ To ‘Ddu-Du Ddu-Du’ - Lifestyle Asia

The K-pop girl group is unafraid to reference or not reference.

Blackpink has released the music video of “Shut Down,” the title track of their newly released 2nd album Born Pink.

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The music video contains visual parallels to their previous title tracks, including their debut singles “Boombayah” and “Whistle.”

Here is a frame-by-frame comparison of screenshots from “Shut Down” and Blackpink’s earlier music videos.


Lisa in “Boombayah” (top) and “Shut Down” (bottom).


Rosé in “Whistle” (top) and “Shut Down” (bottom).

Playing With Fire

Jennie in “Playing With Fire” (top) and “Shut Down” (bottom).
Lisa in “Playing With Fire” (top) and “Shut Down” (bottom).

Ddu-Du Ddu-Du

Jennie in “Ddu-Du Ddu-Du” (left) and “Shut Down” (right).
Jisoo in “Shut Down” (top) and “Ddu-Du Ddu-Du” (bottom).
Lisa in “Ddu-Du Ddu-Du” (top) and “Shut Down” (bottom).
Rosé in “Ddu-Du Ddu-Du” (left) and “Shut Down” (right).

Photos by Blackpink via YouTube screenshot.

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