2NE1, a much anticipated girl idol group, has released its music for the first time on Friday. Even before their debut, the quartet received wide media attention as the “female Big Bang.” 2NE1 is represented by YG Entertainment, which also manages Big Bang.
“Lollipop,” their collaboration with Big Bang, has swept the domestic online music sites for the past four weeks. Now the girls’ official debut song, “Fire,” was unveiled on their official homepage, causing quite a stir among music fans. Unlike other songs released by Korean female groups, “Fire” delivers quite a strong impact as the name indicates. Composed by Teddy, former member of hip hop group 1TYM, “Fire” has fast hip hop beat with a reggae feel. The song will be released in 10-second phases from May 1st through 6th. Also scheduled for May 6th is the simultaneous showing of the song’s music video, which comes out in two versions.