Sour Candy is a two-minute, 40-second dance song driven by a bass and drum track combination, which is accompanied by a variety of electronic sounds.
The opening kicks off almost immediately with the recurring, sample-heavy chorus, which is sung by Blackpink members Lisa and Jennie.
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“I’m sour candy / So sweet then I get a little angry,” the pair sings. “I’m super psycho / Make you crazy when I turn the lights low.”
Before Gaga, 34, takes the lead with a series of refrains and spoken-word lines, Rosé and Jisoo join Jennie in Sour Candy’s first verse — which alternates between Korean and English lyrics.
“Ask me to be nice and then I’ll do it extra mean / If you wanna fix me, then let’s break up here and now,” the Seoul-based musicians sing.
“I’m proud to be the fifth member of Blackpink (in this song),” Gaga said in a recent interview with TVGroove. “I wanted to celebrate them because I love powerful women like them.”
In Sour Candy, the Stupid Love singer alludes to a slowly progressing story of romance with her suggestive lyrics.
“I’m hard on the outside / But if you give me time / Then I could make time for your love / I’m hard on the outside / But if you see inside, inside, inside,” she sings.
“I might be messed up but I know what’s up / You want a real taste, at least I’m not a fake / Come, come, unwrap me.”
Chromatica was originally slated to drop on April 10, however on March 24, Gaga postponed it as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The 16-track album will officially be released worldwide on May 29.
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