Errr not literally, but he was interviewed by V Channel (Taiwan right?) during a Music Bank performance of “I Need A Girl.” Taeyang is truly taking it “international” and making his way to the rest of Asia. In the clip, the reporter also introduces SOLAR Deluxe Edition. I did not know Taeyang was popular or even known by the general public in Taiwan.
^^Just wanted to share since I know we have some Mandarin speaking readers! Thanks FatouYBVIP@twitter for tweeting!
Keep reading for interview translations!
[ INTERVIEW TRANSLATION UNDER THE CUT ]
MC: Hey, today at Music Bank’s backstage, check this out…I’m interviewing TaeYang!
TaeYang: Yeah *laughs shyly*
MC: Hello (in Korean)
TaeYang: Hello, this is TaeYang, what’s goin’ on Channel V!
MC: Yeah, finally we can see TaeYang on Taiwanese media. There are many TaeYang fans in Taiwan, they like TaeYang a lot! Shall we take this opportunity to say a few words to Taiwanese fans?
TaeYang: To fans in Taiwan, pleased to meet you, it sure feels good to see all of you. I hope to have more opportunities to meet you all. It’s really nice to meet all of you.
MC: Ok, well in fact at the backstage, there’s always a lot of waiting time, for example right now at this Music Bank backstage, so normally during waiting time, what does TaeYang normally do?
TaeYang: Normally before I go on stage, I will think back and forth about things on the stage. Before I get on stage, I will continue to imagine my movements on stage (Sono’s note: dance steps, facial expressions perhaps?), at the same time relax myself. Before I get on stage, I try my best to empty myself.
MC: So, normally before the real performance, he has to be very very focused, by using what method can you maintain your focused emotion?
TaeYang: For example I like to listen to songs, or rest with my eyes closed, try my best to get some alone time. Everyone who watches Music Bank can see that there are a lot of people in the resting room, so I will go to the washroom or somewhere on my own, and find ways to relax myself, and get some alone time.
MC: Okay, because performing alone and in a group must have a big difference right? So between these two, in TaeYang’s point of view, does he feel any difference?
TaeYang: After all, my stage is 100% in my own hand; but Big Bang’s stage is the combination of all members’ opinions. So this part may not be the same, but no matter what, the music that we intend to make, and the attitude that we carry is the same. So, there really is nothing much that is especially different. Just that in Big Bang, we can proceed with different variation of music, but by doing solo, we can develop our own stronger charisma.
MC: Okay, today we are very happy to be able to meet TaeYang at the backstage, hopefully he can come to Taiwan soon to meet everybody. Thank you TaeYang, thank you.
TaeYang: Thank you (in Mandarin).
MC: Thank you (in Korean).
TaeYang: Thank you Channel V (in Mandarin). Thanks so much.
Translated by & Credit: Sono@21BANGS.com