LISTEN: CL’s debut album ‘Alpha’ is here

LISTEN: CL’s debut album ‘Alpha’ is here

ALPHA. CL releases her debut album.

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'I choose love over fear,' CL says of the album

K-pop star CL dropped her debut album Alpha on October 20, satisfying fans who have been waiting years for the album.

Alpha contains 11 tracks that blend K-pop and hip-hop and highlight CL’s badass rap skills. It includes previously released tracks like “HWA,” “5 STAR,” “SPICY,” and “Lover Like Me.”

CL told Billboard that the album is named so because it’s her first as a solo artist – “but also the attitude that comes with the world Alpha – being fearless and choosing love over fear.”

CL said as much when she announced the album release on her Instagram.

“I choose love over fear,” she said.

CL was known as the leader of pioneering K-pop girl group 2NE1, before she went solo. 

She released her first solo single “The Baddest Female” in 2013, to be followed by singles such as “Hello Bitches” in 2015 and “Lifted” in 2016 – the same year 2NE1 disbanded. Her solo EP In the Name of Love was released in 2019. 

Listen to Alpha here: