All things come to an end, and 2NE1’s career reached its conclusion on Friday (Jan. 20, Jan. 21 in Korea) with the debut of their new, final single “Goodbye.”
The mellow “Goodbye” is an evocative ballad featuring little more than the voices of the singers and guitar strumming. It was released alongside an accompanying music video featuring members Park Bom, Dara, and CL. The track’s lyrics (“Although I cannot be with you forever/ It’s just for a moment/ when today is over/ I think tomorrow will be different”) and the black-and-white video reflect on 2NE1’s time together and their disbandment, as the trio forlornly gazed at images of their time together.
CL co-wrote the lyrics for "Goodbye" to express her sorrow about the end of 2NE1, while the melody was written by Rook Monroe, who was involved in Rihanna’s Anti album, and J Gramm, the producer of D.R.A.M's "Broccoli." Not only is “Goodbye” the last single by 2NE1, but it is also their first new music since 2014’s “Gotta Be You.”