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Thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, Americans aren’t having a great summer. So Selena Gomez’s teaser videos of her much-hyped collab with BLACKPINK have been something to brighten up those hot, sweaty, sad days inside with the air-conditioner.

At last, the track and video, titled “Ice Cream” have dropped. In mainly English and part-Korean, the song was actually co-written by Ariana Grande and speaks to the girl who knows her worth and wants a partner to match that bar – amid one million references to being “icy”, “double-dipping”, “sweetness” and “licking”. In fact, if you were playing a game of Word Association for the word “ice cream”, this song would be great to play in the background.

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The costuming department seem to have taken style notes from Christina Aguilera’s 2006 pop hit “Candyman” video and Katy Perry’s 2010 “California Gurls” video. Take a look.

“Thank you for staying up so early!” Gomez told the girls a few days ago via video link ahead of the song’s release (BLACKPINK are in Seoul, while Gomez has been quarantining in California.) She added, “I’m so stoked. I’ve been a fan of you guys and so, like, this is a big, big dream for me, and I can’t wait.”

I’d love to hear your thoughts on this new track.

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thoughts?