K-Pop Heroes 2NE1 Return With Monster New Single 'I Love You'


by Christopher R. Weingarten
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2NE1

We love them.

You may remember K-Pop chartbusters 2NE1 from our 20 Favorite Pop Albums of 2011 or logging two albums in our 21 Greatest K-Pop Songs of All Time or for being more famous than anything right now. Well yesterday they dropped their most recent single "I Love You" and it's a stone doozy, a perfect summation of pop's present and future: those Guetta-style soccer-riot synths glowing and pulsing, ghostly background vocals creating smoke around the neon, and a stuttering Ke$ha-gone-"Stay Fly" rap in English. It's already got 240,000 views by the time I write this, so join a cultural event and listen below:

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