CL’s Much-Awaited American Debut Will Be Called “Lifted”, Korean Rapper Expects Release This Fall
Followers of “The Baddest Female” singer CL, hopefully, can take it easy as these latest announcements from the Korean female rapper will surely no longer put them in the dark. CL who made a break-out move last year with a solo album concept that will debut in America recently dished out the newest info of being the new fish in a U.S. pond. Read on for m ore details.
In an interview with “Dazed” via AllKpop, the 24-year-old 2NE1 member made it public that her upcoming EP (a mini-album) has been dubbed as “Lifted” with a single that will test the U.S. waters called “Hello Bitches.” This blustering debut song was supposed to be joined by confrontational British artist M.I.A. via its former title “Asian Bitches” but CL nixed the whole idea as she felt it being “too categorized.”
“I mean, you can’t sing along with ‘Asian Bitches,’ you know?” she told the interviewer.
CL further up the ante in another track called “Fallin.” It is a heartfelt, temperamental rendition of a Wu-Tang Clan classic number of “Method Man.”
She comes clean by revealing that this solo project of hers is “not going to be a Korean album.”
“I wanted to make this EP like a sampler. My fans should know where I’m going,” CL added elaborating that she doesn’t want any confusion.
Scooter Braun, who manages CL, now incorporates the young singer into his stable of talents that include PSY, Carly Rae Jepsen and the British band The Wanted.
CL, despite being a fresh face in the U.S. market, is slowly gaining a foothold when it comes to her reputation. Online female-oriented magazine Bustle, takes into account CL’s established status in her home country. It will eventually be the springboard for her to take the lead “in bringing K-pop to the United States”.
Maxine Builder of the Bustle summed it up by saying that CL’s utilizing of an assorted brand of bold and colorful conglomerates in her music video for “The Baddest Female” only shows that she’s not afraid to experiment.
Lifted is scheduled for release this coming fall under the Mad Decent label by Diplo.
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