Translation by: @21TASTICBABY
Girlgroup 2NE1 (CL, Park Bom, Minji, Sandara Park) stuns with a striking comeback concept, a sad ballad with an emotional music video.
On the 21st, 2NE1’s new single ‘’Missing You’’ was released through various music sites at exactly 00:00AM KST. While it was released, YG Entertainment’s official blog also revealed the MV for ‘’Missing You’’.
The song was produced by YG’s very own Teddy who composed the song and wrote the lyrics. The dreamy ballad conveys a dark yet lyrical side, a song conveying many emotions. The chorus has the repetitive ‘’Missing You’’ lyrics, something addictive to the ears. The lyrics are like what the title captures, about past loves they miss.
While the ears caught the addictive song, the eyes caught the colourful artistic music video in which each member showed off their emotional acting. CL also drew lots of attention with her nude scene where she showed exceptional acting. CL showed off a mysterious look with her two nude scenes that show a women’s outward beauty and inner well-expressed sorrow.
Meanwhile 2NE1 has been killing charts with ‘’Missing You’’, topping Korea’s biggest charts within hours of release.
2NE1 also recently left for Hong Kong where they’ll attend ‘’Mnet Asian Music Awards 2013 (MAMA)’’ and showcase the first stage for ‘’Missing You’’. The popular girlgroup also recently revealed their plans for a world tour starting March 2014 in Seoul following Hong Kong, Taiwan, China, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Japan.
Translated By: Yasmine@WeLoveBom
[OSEN=이혜린 기자] 2NE1’s new single “MISSING YOU” is creating sensation, sweeping No.1 places in the charts of Korean music web-sites.
2NE1’s “MISSING YOU” has been in the top places in all of the nine music-streaming sites in Korea: Melon, Mnet, Bugs, Olleh, Cyworld, Daum, Naver, Genie, and Monkey, upon being released at midnight on the 20 this month. Notably, it has shown a strong momentum by “piecing the roof” upon being released, which means, setting the new highest record in Melon’s chart tracking the volume of use of music for 24 hours.
“MISSING YOU”, the third song that 2NE1 released this year following “FALLING IN LOVE” and “DO YOU LOVE ME”, is a winter song with full emotions that highlight balanced harmony between the four members. The ballad song catches ears with its full sound created without use of drum beat or bass, where a synth sound based on low bass and rock-ballad piano are at the center of the sound. 2NE1 adds up to the song’s sorrowful atmosphere by their soulful and appealing vocal, and especially, the repeated phrase “missing you” in high pitch in the climax of the song leaves a strong resound.
The music video that was released with the song is also drawing much attention. The music video of “MISSING YOU” gives off a calm and dreamy feel, with mystical and beautiful visual. It begins with an image of 2NE1 in falling snow and expresses the sorrow of breakup and feeling of missing somebody, in a tender soul
In addition, the four members are expressing the feel of the song, by facial expression acting of loneliness. Notably, CL, who has come under spotlight as she is known to present revealing performance, is catching eyes by giving off a new charm which is quite different from her past charismatic style. CL is showing her back in tattoo, in a bathtub surrounded with thick vapor. In the next scene, she acts undressed, sitting crouched with her black hair falling down.
CL’s nude performance creates a synergy in the part where phrase “missing you” are densely repeated, to drive the internal sorrow to the climax.
YG Entertainment says, “CL, a woman of full confidence, has tried a bold nude performance in the music video of 2NE1’s new singe. CL’s nude scene gives rather a mystical feel like art photography than sex appeal, which expresses external beauty and internal sorrow of a woman mingled together.”
Toward the new single “MISSING YOU” and its music video, fans are saying, “They’ve live up to my expectations”, “It’s the right song to listen to in the winter”, “I’m impressed by the soulful voice”, and so on.
Meanwhile, 2NE1 kicks off their performances for new song “MISSING YOU”, and will meet their fans around the world from next March, in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, and Japan.
Plus, 2NE1 is staging the first performance of “MISSING YOU” at “Mnet Asian Music Awards”(MAMA), on the 22(Fri.).
2NE1, with members CL, DARA, BOM and MINZY, thanked their boss (the founder of YG Entertainment) in the midst of their knocking down of music charts with their new song.
At 0 hour of Nov 21, 2NE1 unveiled their new song ‘Missing You’ through various music websites in and outside of South Korea.
In the short 13 hours of its release, the song already ranks the top in South Korean major music websites (1 p.m.). ‘Missing You’ successfully swept across real-time music charts on 9 major music websites including Melon, Olleh Music, Mnet, Bugs, Soribada, Monkey 3, Naver Music, Cyworld Music and Daum Music.
So how do they feel about this sensational news?
According to what YG’s high-level personnel told Star News in the afternoon, the four members have been deeply impressed by the ranking of ‘Missing You,’ enjoying the moment in Hong Kong.
The personnel added, “All 2NE1 members sent Yang Hyun Suk in Korea text messages of joy after hearing the news about ‘Missing You’ knocking down all charts in the very early morning in Hong Kong.”
He added, “And among all of them, Yang Hyun Suk was most impressed by BOM’s message that read, ‘Boss, we ranked #1. Thank you so much for letting us sing,’ which was a genuinely written text.”
Meanwhile, ‘Missing You’ is showing an impressive record overseas as well, by ranking in the top 200 of American iTunes at 1:35p.m., in the country with the largest pop music market in the world. The song was ranked #133 in the Top Single Songs category of America’s iTunes. At the same time in Vietnam and Taiwan, ‘Missing You’ has ranked #1 in both iTunes Top Single Songs charts. This is a clear testament to 2NE1’s popularity in and outside of Korea, even more emphasized with the release of their new song.
2NE1 flew to Hong Kong on Nov 20, and in the afternoon of Nov 21, they will be holding a press conference with Chinese press about their new song and the details of the World Tour. 2NE1’s World Tour kicks off next March, starting from Seoul and relaying on to China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia and Japan.
On Nov 22, 2NE1 will be showcasing ‘Missing You’ for the first time at the 2013 Mnet Asian Music Award (MAMA) in Hong Kong. MAMA is an end-of-year music award ceremony hosted by Mnet, a South Korean music program.
As expected to our Queens, their music video Missing You reached 1 million views in just 13 hours! Blackjacks around the world anticipate 2NE1′s newest video! Daebek.
Source: 2NE1‘s Facebook Account
Credits: 2NE1 Perú Fanclub – Black Angels
It appears BlackJacks have really missed CL, Park Bom, Dara, and Minzy as 2NE1 achieved an all-kill with their latest release, “Missing You“!
The song swept all the major Korean charts, including Melon, Bugs, Soribada, Olleh, Mnet, Daum, Genie, Monkey3, Cyworld, and Naver.
For this new release, 2NE1 put aside the flashy elements of the past and went for a more simple and artistic approach and it seems to have paid off given the early results.
Congratulations to the girls and in case you missed it, check out the MV here!
[Thanks to everyone who sent this in.]
Source: 2NE1‘s Youtube