Similarities with K-pop’s Blackpink are a ‘coincidence’: Malaysian girl group Dolla
Twenty-five-year-old member Sabronzo maintains that Dolla has a “unique identity” and hopes to become a “new-generation girl group” in Malaysia.
Malaysian girl band Dolla has been getting attention for the wrong reasons. The quartet has been accused of mirroring popular K-pop girl band Blackpink, including music, dance moves and even fashion choices.
Ahead of the release of Dolla’s second album, Watch Me Glow, members Sabrina Rusli, Angeline Chai, Norsyasya Shahrizal, and Tabitha Lam addressed rumours at a press conference on Thursday (Oct 22).
“I understand that many believe we’re copying Blackpink’s performance styles, but it’s only a coincidence,” said Rusli. “We’re trying to build our own musical identity as a girl group, and Malaysia doesn’t have many girl groups either.”
The Malaysian girl band's debut album Make You Wanna drew negative comments for lacking in originality and promoting a sultry image in the name of music when it debuted in March.
The 25-year-old told Harian Metro earlier that while Dolla does look up to Blackpink for inspiration.
Fellow member Shahrizal attributes the similarities to their hairstyles.
Rusli maintains that Dolla has a “unique identity” and hopes to become a “new-generation girl group” in Malaysia.