Blackjacks, are you ready to dance with CL?

As promised, the music video for the 2NE1 leader’s English single, titled “Lifted”, was dropped at midnight on Friday (19th August). This release marks CL’s first comeback since Minzy left 2NE1 and her official American debut.

Source: Noisey
Source: Noisey

In a recent interview, Yang Hyun Suk said that he is very proud of her and he is sure that her American manager, Scooter Braun, can maintain her image well. “The U.S. market is a big one, so both CL and I agreed not to get too hung up on her chart performance and statistics from the start. I think her song and music video came out really well,” he said.

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Produced by one of YG’s best producers Teddy, “Lifted” was written by Teddy, Asher Roth, and CL herself. The track took samples from Wu-Tang Clan’s “Method Man”. Method Man aka Clifford Smith himself also appeared as a cameo in the music video.

The music video was shot in New York City and it shows the badass rapper owning the streets like a boss. Then, clouds “lifted” her up from the ground, indicating that the song might just be about getting high on marijuana. The video was helmed by music video veteran Dave Myers, who’s made videos for many renowned artistes such as Katy Perry, Britney Spears, Jay-Z, and Rihanna.

Watch CL’s music video below:

No word about what’s going to happen to 2NE1’s supposed summer comeback. As aforementioned, YG promised that 2NE1 will be making a comeback this summer after Minzy left the group in April. But now with CL’s American debut, it seems like we won’t be seeing the 3 girls perform on stage anytime soon.

What do you think about CL’s first official American single? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below 🙂

Sources: Noisey, Soompi / Featured image: 2NE1’s Facebook page.

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