“That fluttering feeling you get when you first meet a woman you like. As time passes, the man’s desire to get closer to this woman, the feeling of wanting to get to know her better. I imagined it a lot by myself and wrote it. Because it was my own imagination, the lyrics took a while.
And I got it inspected a lot! Because it’s all imagined from start to finish. If I’d experienced it firsthand, I’d probably have been able to write it quickly. But since its really imagined, it took a while. I asked Teddy Hyung and other songwriters around me, “Is this the way? Is this content weird?” “This is the right emotion right?” I asked them things like that a lot.”
Taeyang on Take it Slow, from Real Sound Ep 4 (Part 2; 4:51 on the ATY subs)
What Taeyang and his active imagination really meant by the lyrics is open to interpretation (yes, REALLY), but one thing is clear – the song is a real winner among YB fans.
How much do I love this song? I wish I could tell you how perfect this song is for me –composition, arrangement, lyrics and vocal. When YB said he wanted to sing songs that only he could sing, I think he succeeded in TIS. (Please feel free to disagree with me, regardless of where your ears fall in relation to your appendix*.)
From the re-encore at the Solar Concert
From the EPIC Seoul Soul Festival
Totally different mood and emotions at each performance and each time I thought it was perfect. Can we do an acoustic version next, Taeyang? You can even keep your clothes on.
Next: Take It Slow Part 2 : The Covers
*An inside joke for long time fans. See GQ here.
Thanks to the uploaders and sol-mate for the beautiful photo.