Park Bom Makes Long-Awaited Return With ‘Spring’: Watch

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The former 2NE1 member launched her first solo music since 2011 in the present day.

South Korean pop star Park Bom launched her new single “Spring” in the present day (March 13), marking her long-anticipated return to the world of Ok-pop.

The former 2NE1 member's “Spring” leads a three-track single album of the identical identify, and is her first solo single since 2011’s “Don’t Cry.”

An ambient pop ballad produced by Korean hitmakers Brave Sound, “Spring” blends candy instrumentals with woozy synths over which Park sings reflectively about whether or not issues will get higher throughout darkish instances. While ostensibly about romance, the music took a private observe relating to the singer's profession: the only is the primary from the singer since a 2014 scandal put her profession on maintain after she was caught in controversy over her beforehand being investigated by police for bringing in prescribed consideration deficit dysfunction (ADD) treatment into South Korea illegally from the U.S.

The music’s choral question of, "Will spring come for me once more?" together with each different reference to the season acts as a play on phrases, as “Bom” means “spring” in Korean. It provides a deeper that means to the music, with the general message of the music serving as a solution to the query: will Bom ever return to the business? The reply comes in the direction of the top of the music, the place she declares, “Spring will probably be there for me.”

“Spring” additionally options former 2NE1 bandmate Sandara “Dara” Park as a featured rapper, with the artist delivering modern bars that matches the equally hopeful nature of the music.

The floral-enhanced music video takes the pair to quite a lot of lushly embellished settings, alternating between warehouses and gardens. Wearing regal trappings and surrounded by backup dancers in addition to Dara, the cinematography places the digicam on Park with out actually placing the give attention to her for a lot of pictures -- most of which she is alone for other than her dancers and sometimes Dara -- as if emphasizing the hazy place she metaphorically stood with relating to her profession whereas ready for "Spring" to come back.

During the music's finale, nonetheless, when a refrain seems beside her, Park seems in all black with a veil whereas surrounded by a glowing triangle and multitudes of individuals round her.

As a member of 2NE1 and soloist in her personal proper, Park was final featured on 2NE1's "Goodbye," launched as a disbandment monitor at first of 2017 a couple of weeks after they introduced their break-up. The iconic group's remaining album, 2014's Crush, peaked at No. 61 on the Billboard 200 in 2014.

Watch the music video for Park Bom’s “Spring” under.