An exclusive interview for “Ugly” from their new mini-album.
Girl group 2NE1‘s member responsible for the visuals, Sandara Park, had tattoos decorating her entire left arm. The one responsible for charm, Park Bom is adorned with the longest eye lashes ever. Why is this.
2NE1, who started their promotional cycle with “Don’t Cry” in April, followed by “Lonely” in May, then the latest, “I Am The Best” in June, is back after a long period. Of course, each single became a huge success, being on top at number one on music charts and music programs. In particular, “Don’t Cry” and “Lonely,” which weren’t even promoted in promotional activities, were huge successes, attracting even more attention by winning after a one-time performance. In fact, “Lonely” is the fastest video in South Korea to gain views in YouTube, breaking records when it broke the 10 million views mark.
With all these accomplishments, it seems that it would be okay for them to be sit back and relax. It would even be acceptable for them to boast. But 2NE1 consider themselves to still be rookies. They insist that there’s still a lot of work to be done.
On the evening of the 18th, 2NE1’s Sandara Park, Park Bom, CL, and Gong Minzy, the four people who are coming up with their newest mini-album set to be revealed on the 28th, met at Gajeong-dong, Incheon, to shoot their music video for their latest song, “Ugly.”
Two days after the Singapore Korean Wave Concert, one day after winning first place at SBS “Inkigayo,” securing their first mutizen, 2NE1 went to shoot the music video for “Ugly” after a whirlwind of activities. The bodies of the 4 members seem to have been hard-pressed, but as soon as they arrived on set, they had a ready smile for everyone. But like the time they were still rookies, their passion for music and dance are still apparent.
Park Bom added, “‘Ugly’ has a very strong melody and rhythm, which is quite contrary the song’s sad lyrics,” she said, “To be honest, I cried after listening to it,” she said.
“Don’t Cry” “Lonely” “I Am The Best,” three consecutive hits with unwavering support. This in itself, is already a rare feat. But 2NE1 members were surprisingly cool about it.
CL said, “Instead of being satisfied with what we have attained so far now, I think it’s best that we look forward and work harder in earnest,” she added, “There still the release of the new mini-album and the concert to think about,” she said, showing her determination.
Park Bom said, “It was a long time before we released any new songs, and we worried whether we’d get as much love,” she added, “But thank you so much for all your love really,” she said, laughing.
2NE1 is still a girl group, and because of that, they are subject to fierce competition, a fact which was opened.
Maknae Gong Minji said, “Each group, including us, have different personalities, dispositions, and features. Since everyone is different, I don’t think there’s any pressure,” she added, “All teams hopefully enrich the music industry,” she said with a smile.
When she heard the news that “Lonely” Music Video exceeded 10 million views already, CL said, “When we perform on stage overseas, the fans sing along with our songs, and it’s very beautiful and exciting,” she added, “And of course, it makes us want to work even harder,” she said,
She followed, “After the new mini-album promotional activities finish, we have our first solo concert scheduled in August, so I hope that we do well,” she said, “After the solo concert, we’d be going back to Japan for our promotions there, so please give us a lot of cheers,” she finished saying.
Translated by: SlaveTranslator@WeLoveDara/ BlackjackBelle@OhDara
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The 2NE1 girls are doing so great, yet remain so humble! I love love love that about them! And Dara hyping up UGLY! Now I really can’t wait to hear the song!