BLACKPINK’s “Lovesick Girls” MV Theory

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For the past few days, I’ve immersed myself into BLACKPINK’s “Lovesick Girls” music video theories.

From Twitter threads to Instagram posts, it came to the point where I started to come up with my own theories too.

After I did a brainstorming session and some researching, I’ve come to the conclusion that “Lovesick Girls” is the continuation of “Playing With Fire” and “Stay.”

1. Theories

Playing With Fire:

To me, “Playing With Fire” felt like a song about emotions “spreading fast” like fire when someone falls in love.

Love in this context can be depicted as sensual, sexy, exciting, and toxic.

In BLACKPINK’s situation, it’s probably about falling in love for the first time and embracing those intense emotions.


“Stay” feels like a song about dealing with a break up for the first time. It’s about rekindling the “spark” in a relationship even if the girls know it’s not going to work out.

2. Lovesick Girls Theory

If we put everything in order:

  • “Playing With Fire” was about falling in love for the first time.
  • “Stay” was about experiencing a heartbreak.

In my opinion, “Lovesick Girls” is about the cycles of being in a serious relationship.

If these three songs were in a book, I would assume that chapter one was “Playing With Fire” (first love), chapter two was “Stay” (first heartbreak), and chapter three is “Lovesick Girls” (cycles of being in a serious relationship).

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3. How does this all tie in with the music video?

In the music video, it shows a number of positive and negative cycles when someone is in love.

For example, Lisa was seen resting her head on her lover’s chest. While Rosé was seen painting a wall with her lover. There was also a scene where they were enjoying each other’s company and he was playing with his guitar.

However, Jennie, Rosé, and Lisa all showed a negative side to being in a relationship. Those negative sides had something to do with resentment and “revenge seeking”. From arguments, the heartbreaks, to aggression, it’s the downside to love or falling out of love.

While Jisoo, shows the cycle of healing from a heartbreak. If you think about it, there’s a reason why she had a balance between “angelic” and “dark” scenes. Also, she was the only member who didn’t have a scene with a guy. So, I’m assuming her role in the music video was the “healer” or someone who’s in the middle of healing from a heart break?

4. In the end…

All of the members learned to move on from the break up and they went back to loving their life in the company of each other.

At the same time, they miss the feeling of being in love and that’s probably why the song ended with…

“But we’re still looking for love”

If you tie all of this together, it’s the cycle of being in a relationship. You experience your first love, your “first” heartbreak, and the cycle of being in a serious relationship.

What do you all think of my theory? Let me know what theories you have for “Lovesick Girls.”

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