YG Entertainment’s K-Pop idol girl group of 7 years, 2NE1 (투애니원) may have officially disbanded back in November last year, but Blackjacks (as 2NE1’s fans are lovingly known) are keeping the memory of them alive via their music.
Well, fans, wipe them tears because you’re in for a treat – albeit just a tad bittersweet.
There are now reports that girls of 2NE1 will be officially saying their farewells to Blackjacks with their final release, a song aptly titled “Good Bye” (굿바이). Just today (Thursday, 5th January), South Korean entertainment powerhouse YG Entertainment announced, “The members of 2NE1 were sad that they weren’t able to say their final goodbyes to fans after their sudden disbandment, so they’ve come together for one last song.”
“2NE1 was much-loved, not just in Korea, but all around the world, and they will be saying their official last goodbyes through this upcoming song,” they added.
The surprise announcement was also echoed by multiple entertainment outlets on social media.
— allkpop (@allkpop) January 5, 2017
— Girl Group Zone! (@girlgroupzone) January 5, 2017
— KoreanUpdates! (@KoreanUpdates) January 5, 2017
2NE1 (sans Minzy, who left the group in April 2016) reportedly reunited in secret to complete recording for “Good Bye” and filmed a music video for the song overseas. The production wrapped on 3rd January 2017.
“Good Bye” will be released on 21st January 2017 along with the music video.
If you’re feeling all sorts of feels right now, Blackjacks, you’re not alone. But perhaps this will be the perfect send-off for the group that was so loved by all for 7 years. And for what it’s worth, “Nolza!”