2NE1‘s charismatic leader, CL, has recently visited New York to enjoy Fashion Week but she has also found free time to sit for a chat with Billboard‘s journalist and reveal some secrets about 2NE1’s upcoming album, her solo ambitions and goals that go beyond the music.
Many Blackjacks have been patiently waiting for 2NE1’s new album to be released since October last year. However, due to the group’s world tour, ‘New Evolution’, the album’s premiere has been postponed countless times. CL explained it, saying: ‘Last year, we were actually planning to have an album out and we had recorded some songs. But it didn’t happen because of our tour. We had to go on a tour and we had a deadline for if we wanted an album. But it’s just…we couldn’t make it.’
She also revealed that the 2013 comeback is set for April (not as it was reported earlier, on March). The leader has also fed fans curiousity who have been wondering if 2NE1 will go for something like their recent track, ‘I Love You’ or will stick to their original style. CL shared: ‘I feel like ‘I Am The Best’ or ‘Can’t Nobody’ are very much 2NE1’s style, if that’s how you want to put it. ‘I Love You,’ was something different for our fans and for 2NE1. But moving forward, we’re sticking to the original and we’re going to go back to the fun, crazy, different 2NE1.’
CL went even further and revealed: ‘[The upcoming song] It’s a slow, love song. It’s about missing somebody. I was really connected to that song because I was missing my fans and the stage. I love that song. I know people will love it.’
Knowing that CL is a very ambitious artist, Billboard asked her about her solo career. She answered: ‘I’m planning to have my solo album out this year, after 2NE1. I was looking back and thinking, ‘I want to have something personal for me.’ With 2NE1, it’s not personal because it’s not only about me; it’s about all the members. We’re more about influencing the world. But I have so many things I want to say. I have this other side of me that people didn’t meet in 2NE1.’
The leader has also some plans to…change stereotypes regarding Asian women. She said: ‘I want to represent Asian women. I want to break that typical Asian female stereotype. There’s this standard where they’re all calm. I want to break that. I want to tell the world that there are some badass Asian female girls and that we can be cool. That we’re nothing different. I want to break that standard and stand up for all the girls.’
Are you looking forward to 2NE1’s upcoming comeback and CL’s solo activities?
Article by: Karolina
Edited by: Alona
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