When 2NE1 first dropped the individual black & white concept photos for their new single “I Love You” last week, I thought that they looked like hot basic messes, but now that the full color group shot has dropped, I’m loving their new look.
CL always gives me everything, I like that they’re staying consistent with Bom by always having her in tight dresses, and I’ll even give Dara a pass for that outdated Cassie haircut because at least she’s finally rocking a style that truly suits her. Don’t get me wrong: I don’t mind if people dress younger than they are, like Sulli or Carly Rae Jepson, but after seeing how smoking hot Dara looked in Taeyang’s “I Need a Girl” music video, I could never accept her with those stupid mohawks and hideous Jeremy Scott ensembles. Minzy is the only one who’s still in need of a makeover in this photo, but it won’t matter too much what she’s wearing once she starts poppin’ it and droppin’ it on stage like usual.
2NE1′s last era was so disjointed and messy, with repeated pushbacks, a not-so-interesting concept, and an album that had absolutely zero cohesion, but I have a feeling that YG have learned from their mistakes and that “I Love You” will run much smoother. If the underrated “Scream” and BIGBANG’s last comeback is anything to go by, this should be good.
There’s just so much tough competition right now. Super Junior and their crazy bulk buying stans are back, digital monsters T-ara are right around the corner, and SISTAR are proving to be formidable foes. “Loving U” isn’t SISTAR’s best song, but their concept is flawless and they’re more talented than 2NE1, so they’re definitely one to watch out for.