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NEW MUSIC: CL Makes Her Boring US Debut With ‘Lifted’

By Michael Mirrorcle / Published on Thursday, 18 Aug 2016 16:19 PM / No Comments

It may have taken two years, two buzz singles, one promo video and countless festival performances but it’s finally here. Yes, the long awaited CL US debut is upon us. Was it worth the wait?

CL said herself that she wanted to do something her style and her way. Hello Bitches was safe but still had bite to it. Even her buzz single with OG Mago and Riff Raff was fairly good. Lifted however, seems a bit underwhelming. It’s not a bad song at all. Some of her verses are good but it’s not pushing any boundaries. CL has been notoriously known for being inventive, interesting and provocative. Lifted is none of those things. It’s a cute little track but nothing that will make an impact in an oversaturated US music market.

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The video is more interesting than the song. Watching CL twerk her way through NYC is fun. Probably the best parts of the video was the unexpected cameo fromMethod Man. Plus more CL twerking to go around. The video captures a cool NYC vibe reminiscent of J.LO’s Ain’t It Funny (Remix) video. I doubt this song and video will really help her US footing much but stranger things have happened. Take a look at the video below:

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About Michael Mirrorcle

Pop Music Aficionado, Video Game and Comic Book nerd, Producer/Host of Rushdown Radio, Michael T. Brewer is a passionate journalist who has been a contributing writer for various digital media in Chicago, IL. Currently a student at Harold Washington College pursing a degree in Journalism, Michael continues to sharpen his skills and further expanding his musical repertoire. His diverse musical tastes stems from his childhood. With five older siblings living together during the 90s, his home was filled with music from Nirvana, Toni Braxton, Aaliyah, Anita Baker, No Doubt, Tupac and so many others. Michael has a deep love and admiration for Pop music specifically. Michael is dedicated to perfecting his craft to critique Pop music with an analytical approach and scope that is not synonymous with the genre.