7 June 2023, Mumbai: Just hours before the release of their album “That Karma,” BLACKSWAN joined Pinkvilla for an interview. Fatou, NVee, Gabi, and Sriya chatted openly about their experience filming in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, as well as their impressions of Indian culture. They were both little anxious and eager, but clearly extremely prepared for the next stage in their careers.
Member Fatou says, “We are the same four people just in different fonts” and they prove it throughout this chat filled with laughter and stories of their time living together in South Korea, pursuing the same goals. The international group, which consists of four members with very different personalities, is made up of young girls looking to fulfil their K-pop dreams in a team that aims to represent their diversities and fusion it with the charm of the Korean music genre.
Two songs—“Karma” (the album’s title) and “Cat & Mouse” (the B-side)—as well as their instrumentals are included on “That Karma.” It combines their unique sounds throughout two riveting releases. While filming “Karma” in India, the crew went to numerous areas in Bhubaneswar to explore different ways they might respect and understand the local culture. Sriya Lenka, a member who rose to fame as the first Indian K-pop idol, served as their mentor throughout. According to the group, BLACKSWAN treads carefully as she makes her debut and introduces her comrades to the taste, fashion, and customs of her native country.
The latest single from K-pop girl group BLACKSWAN, “That Karma,” is simply the tip of the iceberg in terms of the group’s numerous distinguishing qualities. It is the first K-pop music video to have been entirely shot in India, and it was shot in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. The four members—Fatou, NVee, Gabi, and maknae Sriya, an Odisha native—shot the video for the album a few months ago while in the country for a special performance. They spoke with us in an the interview about their experience trying on the clothes and discussing the difference between cultural appreciation and cultural appropriation. In addition to discussing their favourite Indian foods, they flaunted their day’s fun and distinctive attire.
Article By Khushboo Singh