Kpop Quick Review: I Love You by 2NE1

Quick Review requested by Megan.

I Love You is from 2NE1’s upcoming Korean album.

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POINTS

  • Whoa, a sweet romantic song from 2NE1? If I didn’t know any better, I would’ve thought there was a revolution within YG Entertainment.
  • I could imagine the producers forcing CL to reduce her usual fierceness in this song, haha.
  • I love you, OOOOOH, ooooh…
  • The music video is oddly sexy…(?)
  • WARNING: Screencap alert below!

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Kpop Quick Review: Ugly by 2NE1

(This song was calling to me, I couldn’t ignore it – Izzy)

Ugly is from 2NE1’s second EP “Ugly”.

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POINTS

  • This has got to be one of the darkest songs in kpop.
  • Yet, despite being dark, it’s just completely, powerfully fun and strong. Dark, yet boss at the same time.
  • The video was totally original… But the spray cans reminded me of CN Blue’s “Intuition” and the glow in the dark paint and clothing reminded me of Ke$ha’s “Take it Off”.
  • I’m speculating that those ladies in the MV are more than just paint targets… Hmm, what you hidin’ YG?
  • The chorus is really catchy.
  • The lyrics are sad, yet the song sorta cheers you on like an anthem. It gives you this feeling of “You think you’re ugly, but who cares!” rather than just making yourself feel unattractive.
  • What’s more disturbing is that the song goes even deeper than it already is, far beyond just “appearances”… (Read below)

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