South Korean singer CL’s ‘unofficial’ single ‘Hello Bitches’ goes viral – listen

Grimes has previously said she is a fan of the former 2NE1 singer, who shares a manager with Justin Bieber

The new single by 24-year-old South Korean singer CL (aka Chaelin Lee) has gone viral.

The Grimes-approved star was part of K-Pop group 2NE1 and has just embarked on a solo career, following collaborations with Diplo and Skrillex.

Bilingual song ‘Hello Bitches’ is described as a ‘street single’ – not an official release. It is her second solo release, following 2013’s ‘The Baddest Female’.

CL is currently working on her debut album with Scooter Braun, who manages Justin Bieber, Carly Rae Jepsen and Ariana Grande, and she is set to release an EP, ‘Lifted’, later this year.

Speaking to Noisey, CL said, “It’s not an official single but more of a street single. I wanted to give a little surprise video to excite the fans who have been waiting while I prepare for my solo album. Since I am Korean, it’s a good way of presenting me and it’s for everyone around the world to see where I am from and to keep it authentic.” Watch the dance video for the track below:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8o4Zj98FeX4

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CL and Grimes shared photos of each other in February of this year, prompting speculation that the two will collaborate.

https://twitter.com/GrimezszDaily/status/649627090195623936

Grimes’ LP ‘Art Angels’, released earlier this month, features a collaboration with Taiwanese rapper Aristophanes, called ‘Scream’. In a recent interview the Canadian singer said fans and critics will never be able to pin down her style, describing her music as “genreless”.

Responding to comments she made earlier in her career about seeing her music as being a pop project, Grimes said that this was no longer the case, explaining, “Pop is just another genre. Some of my songs are influenced by pop music. Some of them are not.

“The whole purpose of Grimes is that it’s genreless. Trying to constantly put a genre label on it makes no sense and then you are always eating your words two months later. So, why bother?”

Elsewhere in the interview she adds, “People keep trying to be like, ‘We’re trying to pin down the Grimes style.’ If you haven’t realised by now, you’re never going to be able to.”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUe9rnucPoU

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