CL Rings in the New Year With Clips From Unaired Music Video

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CL (Lee Chae-rin) attends the Alexander Wang Spring/Summer 2017 show during New York Fashion Week on Sept. 10, 2016 in New York City.

CL gave her fans a special New Year's gift when she shared two snippets from an unreleased music video.

The short videos feature the former 2NE1 member performing a new, unnamed English-language tropical house track. The first clip shows CL flanked by dancers dressed as fencers, while the second shows the star in fierce styling as she performs the song’s chorus, in which she declares that she needs “you all in.”

The Instagram videos were accompanied by a message from the K-pop rapper-singer to her fans, known as GZBs. In it, CL said that she had wanted to release new music in 2017, but was unable to and was instead sharing the short clips to at least give her fans something new. She referenced uncertainty regarding her solo career, mentioning that the video had been shot over a year ago but there is still no set release date; the 26-year-old even expressed concern over sharing the video.

“I know you've all been waiting and I wanted to end the year with a gift you guys,” she wrote. “This video is something I shot over a year ago and it may or may not ever come out but I always loved it and was said that it never got a chance to make it to you guys. Showing this little bit that I am able to may get me in trouble but it's worth the risk to give you something and keep my promise.”

The K-pop star ended the missive by declaring that she is “All in," which appears to be the name of the unreleased track.

CL rose to fame as part of the Korean girl group 2NE1, which got its start in 2009. Over the years, she became prominent as a soloist in her own right thanks to songs like “The Baddest Female,” and signed with Scooter Braun to pursue the American market in 2014. Despite several releases, a tour, and reports of an English-language album, CL's English-language pursuits grew quiet and, following 2NE1's breakup in 2016, she hasn't released any new singles. Things appear to be on the upswing, as the Instagram video came out just a few weeks after CL performed a bit of a new song “I’ll Be There” on Korean television. That, and a track included on the My Little Pony film soundtrack, were her only new releases in 2017.

 

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