2NE1 [YG Entertainment]

2NE1 [YG Entertainment]

The release of girl group 2NE1’s much-anticipated second studio album has been postponed to the midnight of February 26, according to their agency on Wednesday.

YG Entertainment’s chief Yang Hyun-suk said through YG’s blog (www.yg-life.com) that the quartet’s comeback date has been pushed back by two days from the midnight of February 24. The hard copy of the album will hit stores as scheduled on March 7.

“The reason we suddenly changed the online release date of the album is that it’ll contain three songs that CL wrote and composed for the first time and February 26 is her birthday so we decided it would be more meaningful to reveal it that day,” Yang explained.

He also announced the fact that the album will contain two title tracks named “COME BACK HOME” and “It Has to be You” (translated title). 

“You may think of Seo Taiji & Boy’s ‘COME BACK HOME’ but 2NE1’s song is completely different from it, being a tune that sings of one missing the lover that has left her,” Yang explained while adding that the album will also contain an unplugged version of the song.

Of “It Has To Be You,” he said, “This is a fast tune by Teddy and PK, and will stand out in terms of the melody that Park Bom sings while being commercial as well.”

He then stated that a total of four music videos which will be released sequentially including two versions for “COME BACK HOME,” set to be revealed on February 28, and one for “It Has To Be You,” and “HAPPY.”

Lastly, Yang said the tracklist for the girl’s upcoming album, their first full-length record in four years, will be revealed at 10 p.m. tonight.

The girls will give their first performances for the songs from the new album at the first leg of their forthcoming world tour, named “AON (ALL OR NOTHING),” in Seoul, Korea on March 1 and 2.

Reporter. Jessica Kim

Courtesy of YG Entertainment