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BLACKPINK’s Rosé Puts A Past Love To Rest On “Gone”

Rosé is back with a new video! The BLACKPINK member is continuing to support her highly successful solo release R with a new music video for the single “Gone.”

Described by Rosé as the “most poetic, heartbreaking, and honest song” that she has ever recorded, “Gone” is a mellow ballad, with the singer’s airy vocals on full display, accompanied by only guitar. The track differs greatly from the singer’s other solo release “On The Ground,” a bombastic and high-energy track. Lyrically, “Gone” highlights both Rosé’s strength and her vulnerability.

“I just wanna be the one / But to you, we’re already done / Tell me, why’d you have to hit and run me?” the singer laments in the pre-chorus. This melancholy is balanced out in the chorus when Rosé declares “Ain’t no looking back, now you’re dead and gone / My love is gone too.” The lyrics do an excellent job of conveying exactly who Rosé is, not just as a singer, but as a person; a person who isn’t afraid to wear her heart on her sleeve, but will also make sure you know she isn’t one to be underestimated.

The accompanying music video for “Gone” mirrors the changes in the lyrics’ mood well. The video features multiple scenes of a happy Rosé playing with a camera, smelling roses (of course), and playing chess with someone off-camera. No doubt these are scenes from the high points of the relationship. Then comes the fall, with dark set changes and Rosé’s clothing and makeup changing to match the anger and sadness she feels after the breakup. The juxtaposition of the singer throwing vases and falling to the ground with her smiling brightly and laughing captures the rollercoaster of emotions one goes through during a breakup. The raw, poetic music video is a perfect complement for the track.

Check out the music video for “Gone” below!

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