2NE1’s ‘Missing You’ Video Is A Stunning Tribute To Solitary Yearning, Bejeweled Kanye Masks

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As firmly rooted New Yorkers — WOO NEW YORK CIT-AY! *gets shoved to the ground by a creep in an Elmo costume* — we appreciate it when pop music reflects the change in seasons. That’s just one of the many reasons why we’re really feeling 2NE1‘s “Missing You” video. A far cry from their super summer-friendly “Falling In Love,” this new clip ushers in winter with the stoically chilling pomp it deserves.

Watch 2NE1‘s “Missing You” video after the jump.

Taking a page out of the Katy Perry “Unconditionally” playbook, the K-Pop girl group’s vid eschews a narrative in favor of stunning tableaus and sweeping visuals: Minzy sits motionless in an #AllBlackEverything interior, Dara decisively flicks the knight piece off a chessboard, Bom stares off wistfully in a Louis XVI-worthy salon caught in an indoor snowfall, CL feels all kinds of Natalie Imbruglia-esque feelings on a majestic marble floor, etc.

In fact, CL may have the most powerful visual of all, as we later see the “Do You Love Me?” singer huddling naked in a steamy bathtub, serving her best Rihanna in “Stay” she can muster.

Speaking of allusions to other artists, did anyone else get major Kanye West vibes from the silent male dancer? That bejeweled face mask is, like, total Yeezus Tour territory. Maybe the “Bound 2” rapper borrowed it from the ladies of 2NE1 and “forgot” to give it back, and the longing for that facial accessory is what REALLY inspired “Missing You”? We’ll keep you updated on the situation as more evidence unfolds.

Credits: MTV Buzzworthy

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