The South Korean pop superstar CL recently left the world-conquering girl group 2NE1 to launch an English-language solo career, and while she hasn’t taken off yet, she has given us the great songs “Doctor Pepper” and “Hello Bitches.” Her new single is called “Lifted,” and it’s basically half a remake of “Bring The Pain,” the 1994 debut solo single from Method Man. The very idea of a global bubblegum-pop version of “Bring The Pain” is so strange and delightful that I giggled uncontrollably all through it. Early-’00s music-video legend Dave Meyers directed the video, shooting it around New York City. It has one scene where CL gets into a dance-off with Method Man and another where she rides on a cloud. It is ridiculous. Watch it below, via The FADER.
“Lifted” is out now on iTunes.