CL unleashes two new singles: “HWA” and “5 Star”

Her debut album, ‘Alpha,’ arrives next month.

Former 2NE1 member CL has released two new singles, “HWA” and “5 Star.”

“HWA” is a hip hop-tinged release that features the K-pop artist repping her hometown of Seoul, while the singer showcases her powerful vocals on “5 Star,” a soulful R&B track. Both songs were co-written by CL and co-produced by frequent 070 Shake collaborator Dave Hamelin. “5 Star” was also co-written by CL’s former labelmate Tablo, from the group Epik High.

The songs also dropped alongside a dance performance clip for “HWA.” The official music video for the track is due to be released at 1pm KST on Halloween. The songs will appear on CL’s upcoming debut album, Alpha, due out November 30.


Last month, the singer made her 2020 return with “Post Up.” It followed her In the Name of Love project last December, which featured songs such as “Rewind” and “Done.”

Watch the dance performance video for “HWA” here:


And stream “5 Star” below:

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