Will 2NE1's CL take over the US in 2015?
Complex magazine is convinced CL will rule America's music scene when she debuts this spring. The pop culture publication recently expressed their interest in her unique talent aside from that fact that she is Psy's labelmate.
“The bold, unique solo records she has already released in Korea (‘The Baddest Female‘ and ‘MTBD‘) are what she calls ‘risky’ for K-pop but — minus the Korean rapping — would make perfect sense here," Donnie Kwak said in an exclusive article featuring the 2NE1 rapper.
"Musical ability aside, her fluency in English and unmistakably cool style are more significant than her affiliations.”
During her exclusive interview with Complex, CL assured everyone her girl group 2NE1 isn't breaking up, and her "cool" image will remain the same. She even talked about her expectations for her solo debut.
"I feel like it’s all about good music at the end of the day. It’s not like I’m a rookie — I have been doing this for a long time in Asia. It’s just a new market. I have to have good music, so I’m just focusing on that," she said.
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Hopefully the US market will take CL's solo venture seriously. Psy's comedic move on YouTube and the previous failed attempts to break into the American music market by stellar K-pop groups can make a spectator pessimistic. She may have the talent and fanbase, but you need an explosive amount of originality to make it in this field. I sincerely hope she lets her own personality shine through before she hits the stage.
What do you think? Will she have the chance to blow us away this year?
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