GQ Interview – “Rather than trendy music, I want music that’s faithful to the basics”


*Fantastic interview, by editor Jang Woo Chul, grab some popcorn cause its a LONG read.

In the January issue of GQ magazine, we had an interview with Taeyang titled “A boy doesn’t cry”. In that, he had said he would be releasing an album “soon” however it was released almost 7 months later. Also, the title of the album is not “Real” which he first revealed, but changed to “Solar”. We met with Taeyang again.
We have a bone to pick with you
– I know.

So you do know, will you tell the truth yourself. It’s useless laughing like that. First, let me hear it

– “First of all, I’m so sorry that GQ gave a false report because of my answer. I felt going through a lot of feelings at this time. That is, things don’t always go their way….”

If you say it in that tone…. Is this a sad interview?

– No. It’s a great  interview. It was just that time was really ‘soon’ [referring to the time the first interview took place]. I thought we were at the finishing touches then but a lot of work remained. And it took a long time. Sorry

Why did it take a long time? The concept was changed?

– The concept itself, well you can say, it was changed a lot. Because my emotions themselves changed. If I have made music with the emotion of when I did the interview last year, my album would not be like it is today. Actually, as soon as 2010 came around, my heart and thoughts and emotions were changed. I think that the doors of my heart were closed without realizing because I was stuck indoors through 2009. It was difficult times for me. Why is it difficult, even though I do music, to be pleased and happy? By the way, a snowstorm fell as soon as 2010 came.

Was it January 4th?

– Seeing the snow, well, I don’t know how to say it…. I was at Teddy-hyung’s house. I thought to myself that I shouldn’t live like this. I thought that my closed-mind would become a hindrance to doing music. I just opened the door. That time has gone by. I could see the direction of what music I want to do and how to do. Actually, the album, when I had said that only “finishing touches” remained, actually had many songs similar to the mini album and digital singles.

Are you saying about committing sin (‘Sinner’), praying (‘Prayer’), or things like “sons of darkness” (referring to darker themed music)?

– Haha, right. All of them were like those the tracks. If it makes it better, I was only singing. I said  I had to release my album soon, so I didn’t have much time. I just sang, invented beats, tunes and changed my voice. Setting up things so I may “feel” the song. The recording didn’t take much time. Actually, when I listened to the songs, after I’d opened my mind, I wasn’t satisfied. I sung them again.

Is it like that awkward feeling like when you read letter again after writing it the night before?

– Right. But the thought of devoting myself now to music, was fixed. It never changed. I had always though, I only needed to prove things on stages, as much as I was changed, because everything is exposed on stages.

How many songs did not make it into in this album?

– Going by the tracks, over 10 song didn’t come in after being recorded.

Did you do the final the selection by yourself?

– Sure.

What about the title song?

– Actually I received ‘I Need a Girl’ a long time ago. When I sang the song after I received it first, to tell you the truth, I thought ‘kimchi fried rice is all this song is about’. Anyway, I was annoyed because it was not steak.

Umm, just think of Taeyang having sour kimchi in a refrigerator!

– Haha. I just thought of that, that’s all. Because of my prejudice, which was that I received this song from a rookie songwriter, I thought there wasn’t anything about the song. Just thought that it was fresh and had a good melody? It seemed like I could make a new title song better myself. But then, if I kept on being greedy like that, it seemed like my album would not come out. I began to let people listen to the song. There were many responses that ‘I Need A Girl’ gets the feeling of my vocals the most. It was important that I began to listen and it got to me the most.

Were you confident of doing the lyrics ‘kimchi fried rice’ on stage well?

– Haha, that….

Actually, I can see you have an awkward facial expression. You didn’t.

– I thought it may be awkward, too, but I forget about it when I actually appear on stage.

* Come to think of it, where’s Teddy who was supposed to come with you? I have a lot of things I want to ask him.

– Umm, because he is not well today.

I’m sorry about that. You’re a co-producer with Teddy. What harmony and what conflicts were there?

– Nobody can control me better than Teddy. He readily accepts my opinions and adds new things. Conflicts are, well, what I’ve disturbed him, by being too close to him? When I saw the first snow of the New Year at Teddy-hyung’s house, it was perhaps after a months of staying. Looking back on it now, I’m so sorry. But I had no place else to go.

What did he, as a producer, want for you as a singer?

– I think what a person really wants to do and what the person can do well are very different. I do my best to reach what I want to do exactly, but Teddy-hyung suggests how to the best I can in the situation I am in. He is really an important person to me. I learn much from him.

What did you adhere to, to the end?

– Rather than trendy music, I wanted music that is faithful to the basics. I think it is good to try new things, but the basics – it’s indescribable, but there was something I wanted to keep in my conviction. Keeping balance, thought, is difficult all the time.

It may be in the same context when the company said ‘popularity’ when referring to the title song. By the way, the word ‘popularity’ always has a trap.

– I just thought the song has a different feeling from current songs, but the company called it referred to “popularity”. Well, actually we can’t say that ‘Where U At’ or ‘Wedding Dress’ were not popular songs. I don’t know how they would have been in our country, umm, maybe it’s like boasting a little, but….

Good things should be boasted. Who’s says you can’t boast?

– ‘Wedding Dress’ has been especially well received overseas. So, what is “popular”, and what is “not popular”?

As the album’s atmosphere changed, it’s like the songs became strange in the album.

– Do they seem different?

It’s a shame for the performance of ‘Where U At’ to be performed only once on television. Anyway, I’ve listened to this album Solar about 20 times, which is a process of what you have been through and your new beginning.

– I’m curious. How did you feel?

Umm, so, I thought you’re crazy. How did you sing so like…crazy….

– Haha, you mean I did well?

Going all the way with singing?

– So, I mean…. In my mind, I think I know a little. I can put in my sincerity very far in my songs. Even if they are genres which look like they don’t suit me, I could put my sincerity in enough, umm, well….

Are you hesitating because it’s like boasting again?

– I came to a conclusion after worrying a lot. Even if they are songs people can relate too, I can’t sing them if I’m not ready. But, if I can even sing songs like “Uh, Taeyang can sing a song like that?” then I think I’ll reach REAL someday if I just put my sincerity into it. I think I’m ready to prepare for that now. The songs I am doing now may be quite different from what I’ve done, but they are songs I can do to the fullest and with sincerity

What score will you give this album?

– It’s just a start. I have great expectations of what songs I will do in future, and also have great expectation for myself. What score can you give this album?

I’ll give this a strange score, but also generous. I’m giving you a grade of 95 for the album because of the song “Take it Slow”

– Haha, then the rest are a 5? It is a comfort to me that people like the song.

‘Take it slow’ is a good song. None of the songs are bad or out-of-style. But the lyrics are a bit too much

– Haha, right. It is a bit much. Actually, that is the root of R&B/soul music. I wrote the lyrics because I understood that [R&B style of songs].

Is it a story of sex? Was the word right there in the demo version of the title song’ I Need a Girl’.

– I took it out. I’ve recorded it once putting it, but because it’s the song I will perform with, I wouldn’t be able to with that word. Though it was changed anyway, I’m sorry a little. That was not a dirty explicit expression. It’s just one word, so I’m sorry.

I knew later that ‘Take it slow’ was composed and written by you.

– Even if I wrote it, I was satisfied with it only a little “Wow~”. Rather than liking it too much, I just made the song with with the feeling I got from the possibilities that could arise . But the company’s response was not so good.

That’s impossible. Their ears are below the appendixes (refers to the ears below the appendix)?

– Of course, there were people who liked it. Teddy-hyung, too, liked it so much. But some people didn’t understand it, so I have no other option but to stumble through the criticism. Because I’m not the type to madly compose songs, but I wanted to put my own songs in my album. I was unsettled, because of the responses to the song, that I wrote and composed from beginning to end. But when I hear good responses like this, I think, ah, that bad responses are inevitable.

Except for Intro, the first track is ‘Superstar’. There is excitement with the first track.

– Superstar came out as soon as I opened my mind.

Is this album the soundtrack to television show “Human Theater” (TV program in Korea)?

– Haha, that’s real. As soon as I opened my mind, the track made me feel good. Teddy-hyung and I like the song the most. It’s not very meaningful but the two of us like it, but I was so happy when the song was come up. Playing the song, I was getting my groove on all day.

Was it a free style dance?

– Right. In our way, we thought there was that this style hasn’t been done before and it’s fresh. I just liked it without meaning.

I think while you were at it, you finished recording at first go.

– Right. How did you know that? We were so elated.

Your voice is the most important point in this album. As you changed your emotion to suit the music, your attitude or way to express your voice would have been changed.

– I got into the habit of not setting myself up before singing. I just try to remember the feeling of what I felt when I listened to the song first. It’s like something like emptying my mind? When I sing without any thoughts, it becomes the voice I want. A balance, something that isn’t heavy or light. In a state where I don’t go “a song should be sung in this way”. I sang like this.

But every song would have not been recorded at once. What song did you have trouble to sing the most?

– It was ‘You’re My’. How many did I sing it? About 500 times? Maybe that much. When you said a while ago I sang like crazy, I was reminded of recording ‘You’re My’. Because my voice is exposed to the fullest, it was important to go along the flow from beginning to end. I should have expressed it delicately, try not to be too heavy or light and just in between. I recorded it in the middle of the night, but it was good when I listened to it the next day. I hope this album sounds like that. I wanted to put in those feelings of liveliness and hopefulness you have in the mornings, but also sound like the consolation and satisfaction of leaving work at night. I wanted people to feel that when I was singing. Let’s open up our minds.

How’s the technique? You voice definitely has become more plentiful and has various colors than ever before.

– I didn’t try to particularly make an effort in the name of technique. Training is only plugging away at the basics steadily, really. Umm, I don’t know how to say this well, but I was surprised that I already had those feelings before after listening to it, having sung it.

Now you’re boasting without hesitation…. Others, ‘Just a feeling’ is well embedded in minds but a little sounds like Big Bang’s song. It seems like the members should each sing a bit of it.

– Haha. I’ve heard that a lot. It used instruments and sources used before…. I’ve never thought of that when I first worked on it, but hearing the words a lot, it does sound like that. I often ask this a lot these days, but does it really sound like a Big Bang song?

Maybe it’s because you’re Big Bang’s member. By the way, how do you feel that you’re called ‘strange idol’?

– Umm…. Actually I’ve never thought I’m an idol. I think the distinction of being a ‘strange idol’ agrees with what I think and the direction I am aiming for. Isn’t it a good word?

Well, it may be not a word that you should prove. With it, you appearance on entertainment programs expects you to be an ‘idol’. Sometimes I enjoy that you have awkwardness in a viewer’s position.

– Actually, I’m dying of awkwardness. I became better anyway. I thought before ‘Ah, they’re completely different people from me’ after shooting [a variety show]. It means I couldn’t do anything there. I couldn’t speak a word. When I recently appeared on Strong Heart, it wasn’t like that so much.

Did Seungri help you?

– I was very reassured that Seungri was by my side. He does chat very well.

The first album – it’s the most exciting word to singers. Now, how much can you trust yourself?

– This word is a bit funny, but if I’m a person who can be the best, I will be so. If I’m a person who can’t be so, I can’t be even if I make a frantic effort. I just believe my possibility. I don’t think ‘I have to be like that. I will let myself be so at any cost’.

The word ‘a star doing their best’ is unattractive, really.

– Right. I realized that, too. Singing is the same. If I’m the person who will be able to sing a song that can impress a lot of people, I will sing that song at some point. That I can be certain of.

You continuously say that you were changed. But people usually don’t changed. There are only some reasons to be changed. By any chance, have you dated?

– Haha, no I’ve not

You have no sense of amusement. It was just a joke. When do you feel you’re young, and when do you feel you’re an adult?

– I often think I’m still young. Because I endlessly like what I like. It’s true that I feel a little more “adult” as I become an adult. I would say, I’m less awkward at the word ‘adult’. At least I’m not ashamed to say I’m an adult. Especially when I drive my car.

What’s your dream car?

– Without considering price, since childhood, I’ve felt a Bentley is really nice.

A dream girl is the right for a dream car. The word “baby” comes up a lot in the lyrics of this album. Who do you talk about women with? What do you ask, T.O.P or Teddy?

– People around me say it a lot. And I get advice from hyungs.

How do you feel when you hear this word?

– The more I listen to it, the more I don’t know. I don’t know how to satisfy the female species.

The female species…. It was released as articles that you did a blind date with SNSD’s Yuri and watched the concert.

– An acquaintance knew I was staying at home, said he will introduce a good girl to me, but I continuously refused. One day, the president came to Teddy-hyung’s house and said to meet her unconditionally, don’t shut me in, go out right away and have food with her. So I went out and had food. When I went there, she was SNSD’s Yuri. She asked me to go the concert. “So, I just went there”

Anyway, that’s a change, too, at least. You’re full of confidence in your songs now. What’s evidence can you give that you’re a good man.

– I’m confident of making the woman I like happy.

Who doesn’t have the confidence?

– Then umm, I’m confident that the woman I like will like me too.

Then, what’s the reason why people should listen to your songs among a lot of singers and songs on earth, and support your dream?

– Well, it’s just my first album, but I know the people who have been believing me. I know their belief and they have supported that my music, that I’ve worried and insisted, it is nice and right. I go forward. It’s the only word I can say for now….

I don’t know if I nitpicked enough but, ah, where is the ‘Real’ that earned you the nickname ‘Dong Re Al’?

– I haven’t dropped it yet [the title REAL, referring to songs like “Sinner” and “Prayer”]. It’s still here. When you find it, you will say ‘Ah!’ sometime….

Translations by MYOKOON@ALWAYSTAEYANG (please do not remove credit)

57 thoughts on “GQ Interview – “Rather than trendy music, I want music that’s faithful to the basics””

  1. Thank you so much Myokoon for subbing the interview. It was pretty long lol. I just love it when Taeyang features in GQ; lol I couldn’t help but laugh towards the end; Taeyang, the “female species” what? haha. Bless him. With his sudden change of attitude & happiness I thought was because he had found someone, but it looks like he still hasn’t found his girl.

    Enjoyed getting an insight & his opinions on the production of some on his tracks on his album. Yet another enjoyable interview from Taeyang😄

    Also Glad that Teddy is his mentor; their bromance is something else indeed ^^

  2. “I don’t know how to satisfy the female species.” LOL poor Taeyang!

    btw I loved this interviewer,he was so laid back and informal and his questions were not lame,YB sounded very comfortable with him and answering the questions.

    I’m glad they talked about ‘Take it slow’ its like the interviewer read my mind lol and I wonder what “that word” they’re referring to is…

  3. First of all, GQ has the best interviews! Just love them!!!

    Thank goodness Teddy has bee such a good hyung to YB. It breaks my heart everytime I hear him speak about the dark times he was going through. But YGE is first and formost a family, so he had a great support system to bring him out of that.

    I can tell that Solar was a giant stepping stone for YB. He was able to really bring out his voice in the songs, trying different singing styles and going for all types of different style songs. Even Though they’re different from what we’re used to from YB, they’re still hin 100%. I’m surprised that a lot of Koreans don’t seem to like TIS, since we int’l fans love it! But then again, we loved WD and we all know how that fared in Korea.

    I just know that YB’s next album will be able to get a 100 from Jang Woo Chul!!!!

  4. Absolutely love Jang Woo Chul!
    Awesome interview. So many things made me rofl, and there were times when I really wondered about YB, and the company.
    Def. one of his best, and one of my favs!🙂
    I cant write everything I want to right now, but I’ll come back later on in the evening to write a long ass essay🙂
    Thank you soo much to Kay and Myokoon. Love u guys❤

    1. Its funny cuz I thought both of them were kind of drunk during this interview. It was this nice conversation…but both shared a whole lot. lol.

  5. The best part of this time for me is reading the interviews. I love getting into Taeyang’s head. I get a real sense of who this young man is when I do. And this latest interview with GQ is no exception. It’s a fantastic read. Taeyang is lighter and much happier during this interview than the one he gave last January. Which makes me super happy.

  6. I seriously love GQ. Woo-Chul Jang is THE interviewer, always up-front and doesn’t sugar coat anything.

    Anyways, I was rather surprised to read that 10 of the songs he originally recorded did not make it into Solar. He basically redid the whole album. I guess that explains why there is such an abysmal difference between WUA&WD and the rest of the tracks on the album.

    Also, I can’t believe people at YG gave negative responses to ‘Take It Slow’. It is actually the song I felt the most. Just how can you not like it? Even my boyfriend has been humming it nonstop. It doesn’t compute, seriously.

    And I’m actually glad YB went on that date. Everyone needs a breather once in a while and plus, he gained a new friend. That’s always a good thing.

    Thanks so much for sharing this interview with us. I have to admit that Solar does a good job at teasing you. After listening to it, I too feel my expectations rising and can’t help but also wonder what ‘Real’ will sound like.😉

    1. Its like wedding dress all over again….we loved it, no one really liked it over there…..Take it Slow is my absolute fav on the album; baffles me how no one can like it…

      YG, sweety, we need to have a LONG chat. Much like Jung Woo Chul and YB LOL

      1. Haha. That is so true. It seems like we always end up loving what they dislike.

        These people really need to get their ears checked out like yesterday.

        At least Jung Woo-Chul made sure to reassure YB that his song was ‘that’ good. He needs incentive to compose more.

      2. I think maybe its cos we’re international fans. Where as in korea theres the whole cute pop genre which is favoured. If you had korean male groups acting all cute and doing parodys of ‘Gee’ on american shows they would just be considered a joke.

        So our tastes are different to korean fans and the industry. Songs like TIS are more typical black soul rnb, similar to chris brown, usher. So maybe thats why we like it more?

        1. You are probably right.
          Same thing happens in my home country.
          People over there usually dislike what is popular in the US and I’m sure Americans would similarly dislike what is popular over there.
          Thank God there’s enough music to satisfy every different taste out there though.😉

      3. I’d be interested in seeing a poll on which of the Solar songs the Kfans like best. Maybe we can send them a link to the results of the ATY poll on favorite songs – get their reactions…

        Heck, we should send YB a link of the whole post considering most of it is gushing over Take it slow….

        1. Sounds like a plan. I would be interested to know the differences. I love SOLAR from beginning to end. But you know when I listen to it they’re certain songs( Move and Break down) when I hear it I can’t wait to groove out. That’s how I get when I listen to this album. I love it so much.🙂

  7. Oh, how i love this interview. Thank you ATY for subbing this. We really get deep into Taeyang’s emotions in this interview and it answers alot of our questions regarding Yuri and Take it slow. Ahhh, im still devasted that i cant watch his concert. But hopefully soon he could perform internationally. I know alot of us will be waiting for that day.

  8. I say TY should just stop listening to his company staff and just listen to Teddy’s opinion from now on about everything since they didn’t like TIS! i’m really doubting the credibility of the company staff’s opinion. lol. and I really hope that it won’t stop him from writing and composing more songs because TIS was really REALLY good!
    Also, am glad TY opened his heart but….i’m silently wishing we’ll get to hear his “dark music” songs he made that didn’t make the cut in this album, in the next album. hehehe. *my silent bad wish*
    And this interview explained why his album was so full of upbeat-y songs.😀 Superstar really has this positive vibe to it when hearing and makes me happy too! love it. haha..

    1. I wonder if we can put WD and WUA in the category of darker songs. As much as I loved those two songs I like the direction YB went with the album. It’s more upbeat and happy just like he is now.🙂

      1. i agree WUA kinda doesn’t suit solar. Seems like it was just added in since it was one of his digital singles

  9. Great interview – I have to say I’m surprised about the company’s response to Take It Slow. I thought it was one of the best songs of the album – maybe it’s because I listen to R&B in the US all the time…

    But I hope he releases the other songs sometime because I’m sure they were good too, haha…

  10. I totally agree with you guys, they didn’t like Take It Slow over there? It’s actually a great track! Plus there’s nothing wrong with what Bae wrote. The lyrics really showed the roots of Rhythm and Blues. =) So glad Teddy loved it!

    And no wonder he took so long to release his album, he made a complete overhaul of it, considering more than 10 songs were not included in it, and Superstar was recorded this year, right after Bae was released from his mood.

    I really wanna hear REAL though. I hope he releases it sometime in the future.

    I loved it also when he said “What does popular mean anyway? Wedding Dress was well received overseas.” Hehehehe. See Baebae, you gotta have to make an international tour sometime.

    Just a Feeling sounds like a Big Bang song? Well, I wonder how it will sound like when all of them sing it.

    Tell me Goodbye was suppose to be Bae’s song. It kinda sounds like it can go with WUA and WD.

      1. I also think that since Tell Me Goodbye was really good and because it didn’t got included in SOLAR, they have to release it somewhere. =)

      1. I know right! The song was really good and the vocals were great! It would be really, really nice if they include his version of Tell me Goodbye, which would probably be in Korean, in his concert solo set list.

  11. So basically since there was a complete change in concept, songs, title and everything. There’s basically another 10+ song YB album in YG’ s studio…
    Which is more like his HOT mini album and more darker compared to Solar.
    Dammmitt i wanna hear that so badly

    Furthermore, for me ‘Take It Slow’ is the best song in his new album which he wrote. The fact that some people responded badly to it, and unsettled YB saddens me.

    I find GQ ask much better questions which are more insightful rather than the basic obvious questions. However having said that I think they seem a bit forceful and blunt sometimes. Like sometimes YB doesn’t finish explain and they interrupt him

  12. They should do a REAL album + SOLAR album deluxe set haha
    I like how there this light, happier album, then there also this darker album which we haven’t heard.

    I hope the company’s response to ‘Take it slow’ doesnt put YB off composing his own songs.

    Also i wonder why YB was staying at Teddys house for a month, and that he said he had no where else to go. What about Big Bangs dorm?

    1. I approve of this idea so much. *stamps this comment with Tofu’s handy “Stamp of Approval”*

      Taeyang should have released a Double Album like Drunken Tiger and Epik High. One “dark” and one “light” kind of like how Tiger JK did a “hood” and a “feel ghood” side. Would’ve been like soooo epic. We need our dosage of YB…raw, real, and completely unfiltered.

      *two thumbs up*

  13. Man, articles like this make me want to react to ….everything? I love GQ and the series they are doing on YB. They make him a real person beyond the image of “Taeyang” as all the fans know him. And it looks like YB and the interviewer have developed an awesome rapport over the years… who else would ask him about how he feels about his height or the sexuality in his songs?

    Thanks for the translations! I’m going to go marinate in all the new information a little bit. Overwhelmed by all this goodness…

  14. LOL I love this part the most:

    “An acquaintance knew I was staying at home, said he will introduce a good girl to me, but I continuously refused. One day, the president came to Teddy-hyung’s house and said to meet her unconditionally, don’t shut me in, go out right away and have food with her. So I went out and had food. When I went there, she was SNSD’s Yuri. She asked me to go the concert. “So, I just went there”

    So YG made Tae Yang go eh? ^^

    Doesn’t GD drive a Bentley? So they like the same manufacturer.. I wonder what Tae Yang drives right now..

  15. “Haha, right. It is a bit much. Actually, that is the root of R&B/soul music. I wrote the lyrics because I understood that [R&B style of songs].”

    its not a bit much at all! LOVE take it slow i wish somehow we could let him know that international fans adore this songg

  16. I love this interview, very in dept, although I think the reporter is a little rude to cut Bae’s off a couple of time, maybe it’s just me. I lol at “why not steak”. TIS is one of my favorite (after Superstar), I don’t get what’s not to like about it, it’s so damn romantic.
    “I don’t know how to satisfy the female species.” lmao, we’re really simple Bae ^_^

    1. “I don’t know how to satisfy the female species.” lmao, we’re really simple Bae ^_^

      I laughed so hard at that line as well.
      Someone needs to tell him that he’s already satisfying quite a lot of ‘female species’ lol.

        1. For me, it’s listening to take it slow and watching him hump the floor is satisfying enough.

  17. can’t believe they didn’t like take it slow. well i’m glad at least teddy took his side, it’s only natural, since teddy is from the states. i don’t think the lyrics were over the top either, anyone who knows yb would know he’s a music child of the 80’s and 90’s and most the rnb created about that time was about love/baby making. i.e. boyz II men, ginuwine, tyrese, az yet etc. etc. so yb was right when he said it was the root of r&b.

  18. I think if I were to gush and gush about this article I could go on and on so I will spare you all. Though I will have to say that I’m currently mourning the death of “REAL.” I’m extremely interested and really hope someday Taeyang can take this step and make something we can go “WHOA.”

  19. Another great interview. This interviewer was funny from the first question till the last.

    The first question’s like “right let’s get to BUSINAS~~~” XDDD

    and the “you have no sense of amusement, I was only joking” was total LOL for me.

    Bae Bae must’ve looked a bit angry or annoyed, aww~~~

    HOW CAN THEY NOT LIKE TAKE IT SLOW~~~ TAT

    It’s a BEAUTIFUL song…. I love it!!

    And I guess there we have it, Bae has wonderful imagination, LOL. We are so alike dearest!!😄

    I know it’s a pressure for not just YB, but BB as well to do really well with the great expectations expected from them… but I’m really looking forward to how YB will approach his second album already, LOL.

    He will never escape the dating question, aww~~~ *pat pat*

    Any girl that wins over his heart will be the luckies woman, he’s everything I and us fangirls I expect, want in our man. =)

  20. “When I sang the song [INAG] after I received it first, to tell you the truth, I thought ‘kimchi fried rice is all this song is about’. Anyway, I was annoyed because it was not steak.”
    LMFAO

  21. i really don’t understand the last question.. 0.o

    I knew he had a hard time recording You’re My. i knew it. -.- i just can tell by the way he sang it, that it would not be easy for his limited vocal ability.

    anyway, YG seemed to be very supportive of Taeyang going out on a date don’t you think? forcing him to go out and meet the girl and all. so now we know that he was asked to do it.. not that he was eager hehehe..

  22. i can’t imagine solar without ‘take it slow’.
    i listen to this song 10X a day and still not tired of listening to it.the song is sensual but in a classy way.

    holy cripes!10 songs that didn’t make the cut.i hope he will release those songs in the future.

    i fuckin love this interview.and there’s so many lulzy.

    thanks for the translation,myokoon.

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