After falling in love with BLACKPINK’s “How You Like That,” I had high expectations for Ice Cream. I was curious about how their collaboration with Selena Gomez would look like and from the teasers, I could tell the visuals would be amazing. In a way, it was what I expected, but not what I expected. It rivaled BTS’ “Dynamite” in that it’s a late summer bop and had a similar color scheme. Obviously BLACKPINK had a little bit more pink in it. But I didn’t find myself singing along to the song like I did with How You Like That. I also didn’t feel the need to watch the video more than once unlike how I watched “Dynamite” 10x in a row for no reason at all.
I haven’t looked into any reviews of the single just yet and I also could be very wrong about my perception of the song. Whatever the case, I thought we should share and you all can make your own minds up about it. I’m just disappointed because it definitely feels more like a Selena track than BLACKPINK and it’s supposed to be the other way around.