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Diplo Hints At September Release For 2NE1's CL, Reveals More Song Details In TIME Magazine Interview

By Samantha Marie Lifson | August 22, 2015 09:56 AM EDT

2NE1's CL has been the talk of many with her upcoming U.S. debut. This time, it was her musical partner and producer Diplo's turn to talk about the young idol.

On August 19, TIME Magazine released an interview with Diplo where the hit making producer revealed the wide array of artists he's worked with and some of his techniques and tricks for staying ahead of the crowd and unique, among other topics.

Within the interview, Diplo revealed more information about CL's American debut and what it's like to work with her. First off, Diplo listed CL as one of his artists to watch while TIME magazine called her one of Diplo's most buzzed-about collaborators.

"We have an EP we're putting out in the next month or two," Diplo began, further confirming the hopeful release of CL's debut for September. "I think CL's doing it the right way because she's coming through an underground channel. So she's getting new fans and also developing while she's putting her album out; as opposed to coming here with one big record, doing talk shows, and having people forget about her. She's developing and gaining fans from the ground up," Diplo continued in the video portion of her interview.

In the article portion of the interview, TIME Magazine and Diplo revealed that her solo material will be much more hip-hop oriented than her previous work with girl group 2NE1. Still, a few tracks on the EP are said to reflect her roots as a pop star including a song titled "Birthday," which is half in Korean, and another called "One." Diplo even calls "One" a teenage-graduation, pop sounding, fun kid record.

"[Her solo] is going to be K-pop because she's doing it," Diplo explains. "But for the most part it's eclectic. She's very rap-leaning, she's very fashion forward. She's like the Nicki Minaj of that world which is the coolest artist to work with."

With new information on CL's EP coming from Diplo, himself, excitement remains high for the official release hopefully in September. Until then, CL and Diplo's collaboration track "Doctor Pepper" and its music video have already been released for fans to enjoy while they wait.

Tagged :  2NE1, CL, Diplo

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