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BLACKPINK’s ‘How You Like That’ Used as Soundtrack in ‘Hotel Transylvania 4’ Trailer

Published on May 18, 2021

BLACKPINK has brought more excitement to the “Hotel Transylvania 4” trailer as the quartet musicalizes the clip with one of their hit songs!

BLACKPINK, Hotel Transylvania(Photo : Official Twitter/ Instagram)

What is “Hotel Transylvania”?

“Hotel Transylvania” is a popular American animated multimedia franchise created by Todd Durham, a filmmaker, novelist, and comedy writer. The series comprises an ensemble cast that is typically led by the voices of Selena Gomez, Andy Samberg, and Adam Sandler.

The series follows the adventures surrounding monsters living in a plaza hotel, called “Hotel Transylvania,” away from humans. Many of the major characters are parodies of those in the Universal Movie Monsters.

Hotel Transylvania(Photo : Hotel Transylvania Twitter)

The first movie, “Hotel Transylvania,” was launched in September 2012, and was followed by two sequels, “Hotel Transylvania 2” in September 2015 and “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation” in July 2018. And this year, the fourth and final installment of the film will be released.

BLACKPINK’s “How You Like That” Gets Featured in “Hotel Transylvania 4” Trailer

On May 17 (local time), Sony Pictures Animation dropped the official trailer for the fourth installment of the animated franchise, which will be titled “Hotel Transylvania: Transformania.”

The video shows the chaos caused by an invention of Professor Van Helsing, called “The Monsterfication Ray,” which turns monsters into humans, and vice-versa.

The trailer was made more exciting with a mischievous pop song played in the background. The track in question is a well-known 2020 single by one of the most successful girl groups in the world, which K-pop fans would easily recognize.

With K-pop becoming more and more relevant in different areas of the entertainment industry, it is no wonder Korean acts are also starting to establish their presence in various film productions.

The Drac Pack is back! 🦇 Don’t miss the final chapter #HotelTransylvania: Transformania only in theaters July 23. pic.twitter.com/qV6HcJenU2

— Hotel Transylvania (@HotelT) April 9, 2021

The song in the “Hotel Transylvania 4” trailer is none other than “How You Like That” by BLACKPINK. It is part of the quartet’s first full-length album “THE ALBUM” which was dropped in October last year, but it was pre-released in June.

BLACKPINK’s “How You Like That” is a hip-hop song that conveys a message of not feeling discouraged by any situation, no matter how things can get worse, and to continue striving to become successful.

This single broke and set new records on YouTube and made BLACKPINK an international phenomenon. It’s no surprise it was chosen as the soundtrack for the “Hotel Transylvania 4” trailer.

It is said that Selena Gomez, the voice of Mavis (Dracula’s daughter in “Hotel Transylvania) and the executive producer of this year’s installment of the movie, asked the producers to use “How You Like That” by BLACKPINK as the soundtrack.

Hotel Transylvania, BLACKPINK(Photo : Hotel Transylvania Twitter)

In an interview with SCREEN RANT, the film directors – Derek Drymon and Jennifer Kluska – were asked if they were involved in choosing the soundtrack and why was BLACKPINK’s song perfect for it.

Jennifer answered that BLACKPINK completely fits in the “Hotel Transylvania” trailer. She shared that when they used “How You Like That” as the background, all they could say was “That’s great. That’s amazing.” She added that the K-pop song just brings an energy that was “amazing.”

Watch the trailer for “Hotel Transylvania: Transformania” featuring BLACKPINK’s “How You Like That” below!