Lorde was recently in South Korea to perform at the 2017 Jisan Valley Rock Music and Arts Festival which ran from July 28 to July 30. The three-day event was packed with performances from some of the most well-known artists in the music industry. The "Green Lights" artist was joined by Major Lazer, Lukas Graham, Lany, Gorillaz, and more.

Lorde has nothing but praise to K-pop artists

During her stay in South Korea, Lorde took part in an interview where she talked about her new album and her thoughts on Korean music. The 20-year-old singer and record producer revealed that it was her high school friend who introduced her to K-pop music.

"My high school friend taught me all about 2NE1, Girls' Generation, and many other artists who won audition programs," she said, naming two of the most popular girl groups in South Korea.

She went on to express her love for the country and thought it would be great to collaborate with some of the finest K-pop artists if the opportunity arises. Lorde specifically named CL, who is a former member of 2NE1, as someone she would love to share a project with.

"There are many amazing artists in Korea. Especially 2NE1's CL, who is a good friend, and I would love to work with her," the singer added.

It is worth noting that Lorde has previously expressed her admiration of 2NE1 after she saw their performance at the 2015 Mnet Asian Music Awards held in Hong Kong.

She particularly gushed about CL and wrote, "Obsessed with CL. She is so sweet and cool and though and 100% a star."

The K-pop artist then thanked Lorde who could not stop herself from praising the female rapper. "You are the best. I hope we get to hug one day," she added.

K-pop makes stateside crossover

CL, whose real name is Lee Chae Rin, is among several K-pop artists who have been testing the U.S.

waters for a possible crossover. But unlike the attention she was getting in her hometown, Seoul, the former 2NE1 member confessed that everything was different when she was preparing to launch her music in Los Angeles a couple of years ago.

She even recalled her experience getting lost at an Usher concert. "I went with Diplo, but I got lost.

I was looking for him for like an hour, but couldn't find him," she told FADER in a 2015 interview. "Everyone was pushing me around, asking me if I'm Japanese, Chinese—it was amazing."

The 26-year-old female rapper collaborated with Diplo for "Doctor Pepper" and "Dirty Vibe," alongside fellow K-pop artist G-Dragon, before she commenced the North American leg of her "Hello Bit**es" concert tour in October 2016.