September 21, 2015


CL Preps Debut English EP 'Lifted' for Fall

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Larry Busacca/Getty Images

In her first official move since signing with Justin Bieber/Ariana Grande manager Scooter Braun and announcing plans to focus on the U.S. market, CL has prepped an upcoming EP that will serve as a teaser of her forthcoming album. The "Doctor Pepper" rapper/singer has been letting details about the EP trickle in piecemeal, but we now have a title and a few confirmed tracks.

In a new feature piece, Dazed reveals that the EP is titled Lifted and will be kicked off by a single titled "Hello Bitches" (how's that for an opening statement?). The K-pop star says the track began as an M.I.A. collaboration titled "Asian Bitches,"  but CL changed it, saying the theme was "too can’t sing along with 'Asian Bitches,' you know?"

Dazed also revealed info about the epic-sounding track "Fallin," described as "moody electro-soul" cut that was produced by Blood Diamonds and DJ Dahi, written by "Bitch Better Have My Money" writer Bibi Bourelly, and sees CL shows off her her crooning skills. The title track is described as a rework of Wu-Tang Clan's "Method Man," as well.

CL spoke a little more about the direction of the record, saying:

"I wanted to make this EP like a sampler. I kept thinking, 'My fans should know where I'm going.' I didn’t want them to be completely confused, because it's not going to be a Korean album."

Lifted is slated for this fall and will be released by Diplo's Mad Decent label, meaning the EP probably includes some of the wilder, more experimental cuts CL's been recording ahead of the reallyyyy addictive stuff from her forthcoming album.