K-Pop diva troupe 2NE1 hopped in the studio with will.i.am at some point, and one of their collabs, the very will.i.am-y “Take On The World,” has surfaced online. The girls assert that they’re “up in the sky for real” and ready to “take on the world” atop housey piano chords and shimmering synths — all while massively filtered through Auto Tune, of course.
And, actually, we’re finding this to be a much more enjoyable listening experience than Will’s current global smash with Britney Spears, “Scream & Shout.” There’s something altogether hypnotic surrounding the track itself, plus 2NE1 sound downright bewitching.
2NE1 — “Take On The World”
Perhaps what we’re most pleased about: The refreshing absence of a will.i.am. rap.