2NE1 has a new song out! It’s called “날 따라 해봐요/Follow Me” (also translated “Try To Be Like Me”) and it was produced by Teddy. It samples a song called “나처럼 해봐요/Do It Like Me.” I think it’s so funny how I have no clue when stuff is coming out. Did anyone hear about this before today? Oh well! I love having new music no matter what.
This song is fun! I love the beat. Yeah, there is some digitalizing of vocals going on, but whatever. It sounds good. There isn’t a lot of singing; it’s mostly rapping (I don’t hear any Bom and very little Dara). Still, it’s still a pretty solid track. I wouldn’t say it blows everything else they’ve done out of the water, but it’s a song I can imagine myself listening to a lot. I’ve been in an R&B mood so this doesn’t automatically get me dancing, but I feel like it has a good vibe that I’ll be more into a different day.
What do you think? Is this is a good song for 2NE1 or does it sound like a rush job to get their name out this year? I have to admit that I am a bit disappointed that they released a song with little fanfare, and more than that it’s not mind blowing (is that why they didn’t announce it ahead of time?). That doesn’t take away from the fact that I love this group and I always enjoy the music they put out, but it reminds me a lot of “Please Don’t Go” in the sense that it only reaches halfway. It’s not powerful/addictive in the sense that “Fire” and “I Don’t Care” are (even others songs on their mini-album, like “Pretty Boy,” have more appeal to me).
Also, does anyone know anything else about this song? Was it created for a CF? All my info is from K Bites. It’s not that unusual for YG (among other groups) to suddenly put out a song, but more often than not there is a reason for it. Maybe YG just wants us to remember 2NE1.