I’m just going to come right out and say this, I have never been a fan of girl groups or female solo artists… Ever. So when I sit down to tell the world that the song they need to have playing on “repeat” right now is 2NE1’s “Come Back Home,” you know it’s got to be good.
But “Come Back Home” isn’t just good… It’s flippin’ amazing! Why? Because from the very first measure, I’m intrigued by a melody that leads me, effortlessly, into a song packed full of raw emotion so powerful it give me goosebumps every stinking time I listen to it. Seriously, from the moment CL starts singing, I’m overwhelmed by the depth of emotion these girls can convey with their singing. It’s truly incredible! When you add to that kind of talent, an underlying musical composition that, with its driving beat and multiple key changes, plays powerfully with your emotions on its own, you’ve got yourself a one-two combo that’ll knock all of your competitors out cold… And that’s exactly what 2NE1 has done with “Come Back Home.” (Sorry “Mr. Mr.,” you never stood a chance.)
As if the sheer awesomeness of “Come Back Home” wasn’t lethal enough, 2NE1 had to take it a step further by bringing us an MV that puts so many others to shame. Set in an alternate universe, that brings to mind just about every classic sci-fi movie ever made, “Come Back Home” conveys all of the emotion I was talking about earlier, through a love story reminiscent of Total Recall, with a little Minority Report mixed in for good measure. Underlying of all that crazy goodness, there’s definite YG flair that makes the MV for “Come Back Home” as much of a visual treat as it is an aural delight. Hooray!
And now that I’m done raving over “Come Back Home,” I want to know your thoughts. Am I right to praise it as highly as I am or should I just go back to listening to boy bands and leave the girl groups to more devoted fans? I’d love to know what you think so be sure to leave a comment below!