Look…I don’t even have something to even just…ease you into this. Here’s the damn song
Well it exist.
I could say a lot of things…and trust me I would. But it’s not worth it, so enjoy this moment.
Realistically CL is starting off. She doesn’t have a label backing her in the states (sans YG…which…yeah). However there have been some bright moments for CL I think. I don’t think Doctor Pepper is one of them of course.
Also I think we need to destroy the idea that CL’s Debut will have a concrete set date. She’s gotten her debut with Dirty Vibe, which wasn’t great either (although I think she was one of the better moments in that travesty). My issue is that in the time between that song and this one…we could have had a lot more to work with. No one cares/knows who CL is. It feels like a lot of prep work has been made (her getting on the festival circuit in the states is fucking amazing of Scooter tbh), and she has gotten some shine (Karl Lagerfeld giving her a small shout out was cute), but…who cares? She could have released some music in that time. She could have shone up at actual events, she could have became Ariana Grande’s new best friend…no…she was posting on her instagram of the work they are doing for some date that is probably not even in the near future. She could have done a lot in the months preceding this, but nope. So that makes Doctor Pepper, an already terrible song even worse. This is what we were building up to…and it’s not even really her “debut” song.
That’s also why I don’t really have much to say about this piece of trash, because realistically, this won’t have an effect on CL in the long run. Scooter-YG-Jesus Christ could be working on some next level shit for CL right now and make this irrelevant. But that’s in the future. She could have been done more than she has…and…that’s just as simple as it gets for me.
Also I see a lot of jumping the guns with the success of her debut. I am on the side that she has a chance to make it (really anyone has a chance to make it with hit and some good management), but I have no idea what is going to happen really. She could succeed. She could fail. She could take a couple of years to get there. It could be instantaneous. The fact of the matter is that we don’t know. We truly cannot judge how CL is going to do based off of how everything we know. What CL has that others didn’t is someone who can get her work. JYP admittedly did the best job and had the best game plan; seriously attaching the Wonder Girls to a children’s network was genius. Too bad they chose the wrong network. With CL she has someone who has a decent enough resume (Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, upcoming Tori Kelly, that chick who sung Call Me Maybe, etc), who can get her into things. I just think, like the rest of them, that they don’t seem to comprehend that the US isn’t as…rigid in terms of dates like that. Of course there are set dates for when releases happen, and you always want to do this/that by that time period (release music in this specific time frame in order to be nominated for award shows, get the best selling period at this time, shit like that)…BUT…you can release music at any time, and it doesn’t have to be music you are selling. You can release a song just because it is a Tuesday afternoon and you just felt like doing something for your fans. Whatever the reason may be, your content can be released (and the internet makes it easy to do it). Instead of hording all those songs right now for whatever set date, we could have had multiple tracks to give CL some traction. She could have beefed up her fanbase by now…or whatever…I don’t know.
Anyway…Doctor Pepper is bad, but not really worth noting as some predicament to her career. What should be focused on is how much time they had and done pretty much nothing with it, instead focusing on some date in the future that isn’t here yet. Whatever CL releases is what I will actually focus on (although I may not focus on everything).