duminică, 30 noiembrie 2014
sâmbătă, 29 noiembrie 2014
When will BIGBANG make a comeback as a whole? Standing at the very top of idol groups, BIGBANG hinted a dynamic comeback early this year, exciting thousands of fans. But as always, BIGBANG put more emphasis on the “completion” of the album than the “release date.” At a recent interview with OSEN, GD X TAEYANG were apologetic of the delay: “We are sorry. We are actually working on it now. The delay is due to our zeal to make it better.” Such attitude is probably how BIGBANG has survived so long as the top idol group.
TAEYANG commented, “BIGBANG’s album must be good, and since we took much time off, we want to make it extraordinary. With the album release, I am entering my late 20’s, and I am constantly thinking of our future direction.”
He added, “I cannot predict the future, but depending on how this album turns out, my thought will change. Our path for when we are in our 30’s will be determined,” emphasizing the importance of their upcoming comeback. GD continued, “We want to produce and album when we are satisfied with it, and not pushed by others.” GD X TAEYANG both mentioned the upcoming album when asked what their biggest concerns now are.
GD brought up their entrance in the US market. “Of course, if you are an artist, you dream of going to the States, and it will also help in your musical career. But PSY, who rose to stardom naturally, shows that planning and mentioning it in advance can bring about mixed reactions.”
“Music is not about selling it to other countries. A person could turn into a fan after listening to our music once,” said GD, and added, “We don’t think it’s time yet. If we keep doing what we are good at, then there will be opportunities for us in the future.”
GD X TAEYANG released their new single “GOOD BOY” on Nov 21. The track is co-composed by GD, Fliptones, and Freedo while written and rearranged by GD. With the addictive trap beat, GD’s unique rap and melody harmonize with TAEYANG’s groovy singing.
vineri, 28 noiembrie 2014
joi, 27 noiembrie 2014
G-Dragon expressed his respect towards YG Entertainment’s head producer Yang Hyun Suk.
Big Bang’s G-Dragon attended the roundtable interview on November 25 in a café in Mapo-gu and shared thoughts on his musical career path.
Having officially debuted as Big Bang with the single album Bigbang in 2006, G-Dragon has a tremendous number of fans. On top of group activities, he has made consecutive hits with Heartbreaker in 2009 and Coup d’etat last year, proving his abilities as a soloist.
Music affiliates in and out of Korea have recently been focusing on G-Dragon’s global influence and unusual career path. It is because G-Dragon has been promoting all over the world, communicating with popular pop stars from different countries, not just settling down with his activities in Korea. Interest has been gathering, therefore, on whether G-Dragon, who has been promoting as an artist above being a singer, will begin the second stage of his life as a producer, training his junior singers.
When asked if he has any plans to carry out activities as a producer like Yang Hyun Suk, G-Dragon answered, “I’ve been watching him since I was young, but I don’t think I can do it. It really is not an easy job.”
Yang Hyun Suk has been leading YG, which houses globally popular groups such as Big Bang, 2NE1, Epik High, Akdong Musician, Lee Hi, Winner, iKON and more, increasing the status of K-pop around the globe.
G-Dragon said, “I think (Yang) Hyun Suk hyung is exceptionally good in that field,” adding, “Even when I’m just working on albums, I make fans wait and can’t release albums on time but how could I produce someone else?”
G-Dragon continued, “It could be possible if I learn more, have more time and come across an opportunity. But looking at Yang Hyun Suk now, he has been pulling off things that I can’t even dare try, all by himself, so I don’t think that it′s (chance of becoming a producer) is very high.”
Taeyang said, “I never thought that I want to become a producer. Not because it’s difficult but I wanted to be a singer from the beginning so I’m a singer now and would like to become a greater singer.”
Meanwhile, G-Dragon and Taeyang released the new song Good Boy on November 21 as YG’s hip-hop project unit.
Having topped music charts in Korea immediately after its release, Good Boy is a song co-composed by G-Dragon, The Fliptones and Freedo with G-Dragon arranging and writing the lyrics. It features catchy trap beat with G-Dragon’s sentimental rap and melody on top of Taeyang’s groovy vocals.