"My first copy of 2ne1z japanese new album #crush"
Source: CL Official Instagram
Trans: " The real ssantoki with CL!!! I run like the fastest fast ssantoki ~#MTBD "
Translated by: @sumiinkim on twitter
CL may be a member of 2NE1, but the leader may have her very own album out in the near future.
Recently, CL conducted an interview with Hypebeast TV regarding 2NE1's, and her own, musical projects.
"We worked with [YG producer] Teddy," said CL regarding 2NE1's newest album, "Crush." "He makes most of 2NE1's music, and I made three songs."
"It's my very first time putting my songs into 2NE1's album. It was fun when we recorded, just the four us. It was more like a party than a recording session."
Reportedly, CL composed the lyrics and co-wrote the music for the songs "If I Were You," "Baby I Miss You" and the title track off of "Crush." She also co-wrote the lyrics for the song "MTBD" with Teddy.
"The lyrics [are] deep, in a way," added the 2NE1 leader. "It's very honest, and it's a message I would love to share. But, it's…maybe, like, easy to listen to?"
After CL's foray into music producing for "Crush," her next goal is to release a solo album.
"I would love to put my own album out, of course," admitted the 23-year-old rapper. "I don't know when it will be, but I'm working on it. I'm writing songs, trying to cut demos, everything. Hopefully I can soon."
In fact, YG record label founder Yang Hyun Suk affirms that it is entirely possible for Blackjacks to see another 2NE1 album in addition to a CL solo album before the end of the year.
"The long preparation time means there are many songs besides the ones included in the 2nd full album," said a blog post on YG-Life, "so other members’ solo songs initially planned to be included in the latest album are currently put aside for the next album."
"And as we expect CL to be more actively writing and composing, there should be no problem in releasing 2NE1’s next album and CL’s new solo album before this year ends."