Worldwide music media outlet, Billboard took time to focus on CL.
Under the title of “K-Pop Queen CL on Her Indie Comeback: ‘My Album Is Like Me Writing a Book’,” Billboard made an in-depth report on the 14th (local time) about CL’s childhood as she grew up abroad, her achievements as 2NE1, and the story of her comeback as a solo artist.
In the article, CL revealed, “I know exactly where I’m going, what I want to do,” as she shows her determination as an independent artist. She continued, “Of course it’s not going to be the same. But this is where I want to start. 2020 was the beginning of my rebirth and rewriting my own story. I can freely share different sides of me.”
Billboard recalled that 2NE1’s album back in 2014, CRUSH, ranked the 61st on Billboard at the time. The article then quoted Hae Joo Kim, a K-pop expert and the assistant chair of professional music at Berklee College: “She expanded the image of the female K-pop idol. Her brand of unapologetic cool was refreshing and contributed in paving a way for other K-pop artists to follow.”
Regarding the new music to be released in 2021, CL said that she will “100% draw from the ups and downs of the past few years.” She showed her determination as she claimed that “That’s what’s exciting about being independent.”
Billboard concluded their interview as they talked about CL’s father’s book and Very Cherry, her new creative team.