In 2016, YG Entertainment, one of those humongous Korean leisure-time conglomerates, announced the disbanding of 2NE1. It wasn’t a surprise, I suppose, since the girls hadn’t released anything new in a while, one had left, and one had been dismissed for, um, pharmaceutical excesses. So “Goodbye,” the last song to be released under the 2NE1 name, might have been one of the most cynical tracks ever released. And yet, somehow, it doesn’t feel that way:
It was nice while it lasted, I guess.