2NE1 frontwoman CL is quite matter-of-fact about where she got the motivation to compose three songs for her band's new album "Crush"--she was bored.
In an interview published Friday by the band's record label YG Entertainment, the 2NE1 vocalist revealed the story behind her songwriting with trademark humility.
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"Those three songs were actually not created for the new album," CL explained.
"I never imagined that 2NE1 would perform these songs. When I'm bored, I get inspired."
The leader of 2NE1 composed the lyrics and co-wrote he music for the songs "If I Were You," "Baby I Miss You" and the title track off of "Crush." She also co-wrote the lyrics for the song "MTBD" with YG producer-in-residence Teddy.
CL recalled the marathon writing session that spawned the lyrics for the three songs.
"One day, I was at home and suddenly, I wanted to tell lots of stories," she said. "I wrote the songs speaking personally, from the heart."
But though the 22-year-old pop star was born in South Korea, CL claims writing lyrics in her native tongue was strange for her.
"I never imagined I could write lyrics in Korean," she said. "First, I begin by recording an English demo."
Becoming a songwriter might be a new thing for CL, but she is looking forward to seeing where it might take her, though a bit tenuous at the same time.
"It has been only a few months since I began writing songs and now I have been offered this great opportunity [to have three songs featured on the new 2NE1 album], in a very short period of time," she said.
"I'm really grateful and I look forward to the result. But, at the same time, I'm nervous too."
Source : kpopstarz[dot]com