CL releases two new singles, Epik High’s Tablo revealed as one of the lyricists for ‘5 STAR’

CL releases two new singles, Epik High’s Tablo revealed as one of the lyricists for ‘5 STAR’

The baddest female of K-pop is back.

After her short but snappy release ‘POST UP’ in September, CL has made a big return to the scene again with not one, but two singles.

Titled ‘HWA’ and ‘5 STAR’, the two tracks dropped on 29 October at 11AM (TH/ID Standard Time) or 12PM (SG/PH/MY Standard Time), along with a dance video for the former.

Watch the dance performance video here:

The releases were accompanied by the announcement of an upcoming new album, ‘ALPHA’, to be dropped 30 November.

On 1 and 2 November, CL put out two teasers titled ‘+5 STAR: Let’s Get Lost+’ and ‘+5 STAR: True Blue+’

The videos in which DPR Ian makes an appearance are snippets from her upcoming music video for the other single, ‘5 STAR’

Watch the music video here:

Watch the behind-the-scenes video of '5 Stars' here:

This is not the first time the two are working together. CL had also played a short part in DPR Ian’s latest music video, ‘So Beautiful’

Prior to the release of CL’s new songs, a video teaser dropped on 28 October, featuring the same dark and mysterious themes reflected in her previous teasers. She narrates, “What is to give light must endure burning,” following up to another quote, “As above, so below, what matters most is how well you walk through the fire.”

Multiple other photos and videos have been put out along the way, going as far back as two weeks before her upcoming releases.

The new songs mark a new era for the ex-member of 2NE1, coming after the release of ‘POST UP’ a month prior. It’s also the second comeback for the artist since leaving YG Entertainment in late 2016.

According to reports, former labelmate Tablo of Epik High is also one of the lyricists behind ‘5 STAR’, alongside other lyricists and composers. 

CL recently joined the Weverse community alongside BTS, TXT, SEVENTEEN, GFRIEND, ENHYPEN, and more.

Just a week ago, Epik High have announced that they will be making their own comeback with their 10th full-length record in January 2021. The news came on their 17th anniversary, since debuting in October of 2003.

Stream ‘HWA’ and ‘5 STAR’ on Spotify below: