Release Date: July 5, 2012
- I Love You
2NE1’s second single of 2012 comes with much anticipation since not much has been heard from them in K-Pop since their string of singles from their 2nd mini-album back in 2011. Having taken their shot at the Japanese market with mixed results they return home. As we all know, K-Pop loves to hype itself to the ends of the earth when it comes to major groups doing comebacks, so was this worth the wait? Not really.
This group’s catalog of works contains many stylish, Urban and Electronic sounding songs and for the most part they have been cutting edge (Or wisely selective) when it comes to their productions. So what happened here? From the opening notes this song reeked of generic and cookie cutter. I don’t want to sound cruel, but was this a leftover cut from one of the album sessions?
Not every group can put out a consistently high number of home runs and it appears that 2NE1’s time for their first strike out is with this song. Obviously it isn’t absolutely horrible otherwise I would not have bought it, but given their track record for quality this is a fairly disappointing effort.
Hardcore fans and hoarders who need a complete collection should purchase this. Otherwise, buy at your own risk.
I Love You