The Fader Magazine, a New York based music and hip-cultural magazine featured CL on April 15, 2015.
Content in the The Fader magazine tend to be more real and candid, so it’s no surprise that this is probably the most revealing interview and feature CL has done recently with regards to her much anticipaed U.S. debut.
In the article, CL really comes out talking about what it’s like to be on her own, away from the YG building, and getting lost at an Usher concert.
“I went to an Usher concert, and it felt so weird because no one was taking care of me. I went with Diplo, but I got lost. I was looking for him for like an hour, but couldn’t find him. Everyone was pushing me around, asking me if I’m Japanese, Chinese—it was amazing.”
She also speaks revealingly on working under YG as an artist and then working now as a solo artist in America.
“Back in Korea, I’m always in the studio with YG people,” she says. “I’d be given a song, and I’d cut it. But here, I write completely by myself. The last time I recorded at the house, I just invited my friends over to feel a little more natural. I’m feeling artistic.”
The other interesting vibe CL gives is that, she’s here in the States for the long haul. Basically, the whole interview seems to suggest that K-pop fans can forget about a 2NE1 comeback anytime soon. Definitely, not this year. And if her album is successful here in the States, not in 2016. The only question is will she collaborate with her other members on the album? Will she let Dara or Minji sing a hook or a verse? And,since Park Bom is still missing in action, it’s safe to say CL wont be having Bom on the album. Is this goodbye to Kpop, CL?