The 2NE1 World Tour All Or Nothing in Singapore press conference was held at Square 2 on the 28th of June, 2014, to the delight of Singaporean Blackjacks who flooded the mall hours before the event was slated to begin. The leader CL, and members, Park Bom, Minzy, and Sandara (Dara), were warmly welcomed by enthusiastic cheers and screams.
Fortunately for international fans, CL, Bom, and Dara, are all fluent in English. It really helped to bridge the gap between the group and Blackjacks!
CL got the ball rolling by saying that it was great to be back in Singapore and it always feel good to meet the fans here and Dara said “I love you, Singapore!”. Indeed, 2NE1 will have another chance to meet the Blackjacks in the upcoming YG Family 2014 Galaxy Tour: Power in Singapore in September! For the All Or Nothing tour, CL is excited to be able to perform the new songs from their second full album in four years, Crush.
As the leader of 2NE1, CL does not just lead the group but writes the songs too. Bom commented that the group was really happy to sing the songs written by CL, as she knows the members well. Dara adds that because she understands the members, CL brings out the best in them. Known for her bubbly personality, Dara certainly lives up to it as she quips, “from now on, fighting!”
When asked about what genres of music would CL write for each member’s solos, CL chose something that would showcase Dara’s sweet voice, a dance-worthy song for Minzy and last but not least, a soulful song for Bom. CL would love to write these songs in the future, and we’d definitely be looking forward to them!
Here’s a tidbit for those of you enjoying SBS’ Roommate series: on the topic of whom she’ll choose from the programme, Bom says “maybe I will choose Lee Dongwook” since she communicates a lot with him.
CL also replied to the question on the success of YG Family, stating that they never change and they always do what they love, so perhaps that is why people love them too!
The ladies of 2NE1 posed for a brief photo time for the media before rushing off again, as their schedule was pretty tight this time. The fans had no time to miss them after that as the concert was held that very night. The open press conference was a great experience for the fans as they got to be closer to their idols, and despite the powerful image that they portray, 2NE1 were really nice as they smiled and waved to fans throughout the event.
A big thank you to ONE Production for extending the media invite to (x)clusive.