Released on July 5, 2NE1′s “I Love You” ranked first on all online charts, including Melon, Mnet, Dosirak, Bugs, Soribada, and Cyworld.
It also ranked second on iTunes’ Electronic Song Chart, becoming popular overseas.
2NE1′s new song is characterized by the combination of electronic and Korean “trot” sounds.
Because 2NE1 have been a stylish, trendsetting group, it might sound quite surprising that they’re experimenting with the trot genre.
However, 2NE1′s “I Love You” sounds friendly and new as its trot melody is perfectly harmonized with an electronic beat.
This kind of experimental song could attract wide attention because it was 2NE1′s. 2NE1 have tried various genres including electronic, reggae, R&B, and ballads, based on hip-hop, since their debut.
Their performance of “I Love You” is also getting many music fans excited. Through the teaser photos released before, 2NE1 hinted at a change in their style by showing off their feminine, sexy looks, getting away from their previous strong, powerful images.
2NE1′s first performance for “I Love You” will be given on July 8 on SBS TV’s Inkigayo.
2NE1 will start their concert tour of ten cities in seven countries, titled New Evolution, with concerts in Korea on July 28 and 29 at the Gymnastics Arena at Olympic Park.