2013, there is one day left.
“Missing you~ missing you~ miss~ing you~”
Maybe! Would there be any other group like 2NE1 that was active in 2013 and who will miss 2013? After the leader CL started off with her solo song ‘The Baddest Female’ in last May, 2NE1 was restless until December.
The total of three songs ‘Falling in love’, ‘ Do you love me’, ‘Missing You‘ has dominated the music site and Bom presented a carol song with YG singer Lee Hi.
A one busy year. In what way would 2NE1 remember the year 2013? We were curious about the things they laughed, cried, sad and felt not enough about. It is the so-called ‘2013, missing you’.
☞ First, we asked them the things they were most happy about. The answers of the four members CL, Minzy, Bom and Dara were all same. They were most happy when they were actively promoting after releasing the new song. They were most happy when they presented a new song to fans and they were happy because they were loved.
Dara: We promoted the songs ‘Falling in love’, ‘Do you love me’ and ‘Missing You’ this year. When each of the songs came into being and when each was released, I was so happy.
CL: I was happy when I was promoting the song ‘The Baddest Female’. I stood on the solo stage for the first time after 4 years since the debut. Just that fact alone was meaningful to me.
Minzy: I was happy when I saw the fans when I was on the stage. We met after preparing for a long time. Even though the promotion activity was short, I have to say that I was happy when I saw the fans in such a long time while I was up on the stage.
☞ Not all moments can be happy. When would be the times when they were sad personally? They each had different answers. There was a member who talked about the emotions they felt when they were on the stage and there was a member who talked about personal experiences. Also, they talked about the sadness coming from responsibilities.
CL: I was most sad when performing the second stage of ‘Missing You’ (SBS-TV ‘Popular Music’ Comeback stage). It was our first comeback stage on the music broadcast show in Korea. When I sang the ballad song in such a long time, something was very sad and I was absorbed into emotions when I thought of the lyrics…. Anyhow, it was something like that.
Minzy: I am sad because we did not get to release a proper regular album this year. We were supposed to present it this year by working hard and preparing it fast, and that was so sad.
Dara: I was sad when my hair got too bad. I gave changes restlessly from gold, pink and to silver this year so my hair was too ruined. All the hair was cut off. I am sad because I miss my hair. For that reason, there is a sad story that I had to wear a hat in ‘Missing You’~~
☞ What kind of moments would have been most meaningful to 2NE1? Dara and Bomsaid it was every moment. It means that they have tried that hard and lived intensely. At times, they put in their hearts the special memory of the moment when they met with the fans.
Bom: Working hard (All the activities). That is most meaningful.
Dara: I think the moment when members gather and record the song and preparing for a new performance is always meaningful. Especially, I like who we are and what we are doing now recently. Please be sure to check the achievements of this very moment next year.
CL: I remember the moment when the fan meeting was held for the first time. It was the first fan meeting after making the debut. This time, we met with the fans in Japan but I hope to meet fans in Korea myself in the upcoming New Year.
☞ However, not everything can turn out good. The truth is, there were things that they felt not enough about. First, the promotion period was shorter than expected. There was also no concert. The fact that they did not get to release the proper and regular album was something that all members felt not enough about.
Minzy: I feel sad that I did not get to see you guys (fans) often due to a short promotion period.
Bom: Yes. There might be lots of things but I feel sad that 2NE1’s (Regular• Mini) album was not released. Personally, I also feel sad that I did not get to release a solo album.
Dara: The hot concert in the middle of the summer that took place 2 years in a row did not happen in 2013. I felt so sad about it. But, do not worry. It will begin in March of 2014. 2NE1’s 2014 World Tour.
☞ Girl group fashion star. When talking about 2NE1, fashion cannot be left out. For every stage, they showed a unique style that is to the different level compared to other girl groups. Then, what would be the best style that members have picked?Dara gave an answer first.
Dara: I remember the broad hat style. The feeling of putting on that hat on a blonde gold hair, I know what that is like~. It is unique but it can show the female charm at the same time, so I liked it. Fascinatingly, that hat matched well with all kinds of outfits.
Minzy: For me, there as a time when I wore a red cheetah patterned knit sweater out of the outfits in ‘Missing You’. I think it was simply the style that matched with me the most.
CL: I will pick the outfit from ‘The Baddest Female’. You guys remember the white swimming suit style that I wore on ‘Popular Music’ right? It was unconventional but it is memorable as it was an outfit that has charisma and is unique.
☞ In this year, 2NE1 met lots of people. Who would be the most memorable person?Dara said “I met too many people and said bye to too many people. The question is too difficult” and hesitated to give an answer, but the rest of the members shared stories about their special someone that they remember.
Minzy: I have in my memory people who always cheer for me, the fans.
Bom: If I were to pick just one, I will choose Lee Hi. We sang a Christmas carol together. But, I think she is someone who is so adorable and nice.
CL: For me, of course it is Stevie Wonder. We met in the stage of ‘MAMA’. Just the fact that I was able to be on the same stage with the king of pop was such a big honor.
☞ We also asked about the moment that they can never forget. The moment that they cannot forget this year was all different. There was a member who talked about personal experiences and there was a member who talked about the memories felt while promoting. Stevie Wonder was mentioned once again. It was a double crown.
CL: I would have to answer it as the day that I met Stevie Wonder to this question also.
Minzy: I think it was the time when I volunteered with Sean. I think I cannot forget the moment when I took care of the kids when I visited Holt Children Welfare Center.
Bom: For me, it was holding a fan meeting for the first time in Japan and getting the award with ‘Missing You’.
Dara: It is almost the same for me too. The time when we were promoting ‘Missing You‘ is an unforgettable moment. We got awards few times and I cannot forget the stage that the fans voluntarily sang along altogether, no, I do not want to forget.
☞ Finally, the question 10. It is the question about things they are going to miss after this year passes. In one word, it is ‘2013 Missing You’ that 2NE1 shares. Missing you, missing you, what do you miss?
CL: It is a secret ^^
Minzy: I will miss 20 year old Minzy. It is the first year that I greeted as an adult and it is the moment that will now never come back.
Dara•Bom: I think it would be every single moment. If this year passes, I think I am going to miss all the moments in this year. Since, I can never go back, wouldn’t that be why every single moment is so valuable?
Credits: Star Cast