BLACKPINK Lisa’s ‘Rockstar’ hits two million views (video)

Photo courtesy of Thai PBS World

Lisa from BLACKPINK took the Internet and social media by storm with her latest release, Rockstar, which surpassed two million views within just an hour of its debut. This marks the Thai star’s first solo project since establishing her own company, LLOUD Co.

Thai netizens were glued to their screens as Lisa’s highly anticipated video dropped at 7am today on LLOUD’s YouTube channel. The hype had been building since Wednesday when a teaser showed the 27 year old singer standing under a spotlight in the heart of Bangkok’s Chinatown, Yaowarat Road.

This scene, in particular, surprised many fans. Yaowarat Road, Bangkok, typically bustling with locals and tourists, appeared eerily empty in the video, creating a dramatic and striking visual. Another notable location featured in the video is the abandoned New World Bang Lamphu shopping mall in Bangkok, adding to the video’s unique urban aesthetic.

In response to the video’s release, Yaowarat Road became a hotspot last night, with visitors flocking to the famous street to snap photos in the same location where Lisa stood. The excitement didn’t stop there: several Thai brands and influencers jumped on the trend, re-editing the scene to make it appear as if they, too, were in the middle of an empty Yaowarat Road, mimicking Lisa’s iconic shot, reported Thai PBS World.

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ORIGINAL STORY: BLACKPINK’s Lisa transforms Bangkok mall in latest MV

Thailand’s K-pop sensation Lalisa Manoban, better known as Lisa, of the renowned girl group BLACKPINK, has set social media ablaze with a 10-second teaser of her latest solo track, Rockstar, sparking a frenzy among fans worldwide.

The teaser, a mere glimpse of the full song set to release this Friday, showcases vibrant scenes from Bangkok’s Chinatown at night. Iconic locations like Yaowarat Road, the now-defunct New World Banglamphu shopping mall, and a local tattoo parlour add a unique flair to the clip.

Eagle-eyed fans quickly recognised the escalator Lisa stood on as one inside the New World Banglamphu Mall. Once a bustling hub on Rattanakosin Island, the mall has been abandoned for decades. However, recent plans by the Phra Nakhon District Office aim to transform it into a tourist attraction, possibly spurred by its newfound fame.

“Lisa’s choice to film in Thailand will surely boost the country’s soft power and tourism industry.”

Following the renewal of Blackpink’s contract with South Korea’s YG Entertainment last year, Lisa embarked on a solo journey. She established her own artist management company, LLOUD, in February and signed with US record label RCA Records in April. Rockstar marks her first release under this new banner, reported The Nation.

Fans eagerly await the full release of Rockstar and its music video, set to drop this Friday, June 28 at 7am.


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Puntid Tantivangphaisal

Originally from Hong Kong, Puntid moved to Bangkok in 2020 to pursue further studies in translation. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Comparative Literature from the University of Hong Kong. Puntid spent 8 years living in Manchester, UK. Before joining The Thaiger, Puntid has been a freelance translator for 2 years. In her free time, she enjoys swimming and listening to music, as well as writing short fiction and poetry.

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