Feel the base go, feel feel feel the base go.
I have been waiting all week to watch 2NE1’s comeback video’s Come Back Home and Happy and write my reaction posts to them, but when I went to watch those videos for the first time the first video that came up was CL’s solo live performance of Mental Breakdown which if you read my album review (http://sifuhallyu.com/2014/02/28/2ne1-crush-album-review/) you know that MTBD was my favorite track on the album. That beat, CL’s flow, its the perfect sound. This is now the performance and track I’m going to be showing people why I’m a 2NE1 fan. Hands down, this is Lee Chae Rin’s best performance ever eclipsing the 2011 MNet Asian Music Awards performance of Lonely and I am the Best (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAHD0aFt45A) their live comeback stage of I Love You (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcgFPrlNsvQ). These were two performances where CL stood out and owned the stage. Queen of Kpop, Lee Hyo Ri, once said that CL is the only person who could one day take her spot as the top female solo act and these performances and now with her live solo in MTBD this has never been more correct.
CL once again, once the stage. This time however, she does it alone with no help from her sisters and does she ever work. I love the stage itself. It’s dark and has all of CL’s signature iconography…the flags, the kwon twins, and that ridiculous outfit. I laughed out loud when I first saw her in her Gizibie outfit and then she opened her mouth and mine was shut. Girl…can…work.
If I ever get the chance to see 2NE1 perform live you will see me on YouTube in the front row rocking out.