ATY recently ran a feature on Taeyang’s collaborations with other artists, one of whom is Japanese R&B singer Thelma Aoyama. Thelma guested on MTV Japan recently and talked about working with Taeyang (SOL) and Big Bang.
Translations after the cut –
MC: You’ve collaborated with BIGBANG SOL before right?
Thelma: SOL was the first overseas artist that I collaborated with. Artists in Korea are very stoic [disciplined]. They have a strong sense of professionalism. On the MV set, he kept on practicing and singing.
MC: Very devoted. What is the real (face) of SOL like?
Thelma: We filmed an MV together. That was the first time we spent a long time together. SOL is so shy.
Thelma: He is a shy boy so if we leave him alone, he is like this (she pretends to be SOL at 0:45)
Thelma: But when we talk with staff saying things like – yeah! [she acts out someone having fun] , he can enjoy saying/acting like …. So if we talk to him, he would be very pleased.
MC: I see – a little bit like me.
MC: Yes, if nobody talks to me, I am all quiet.
Thelma: Kidding ?
MC: I think I’m lying (laughs.) What is the charm of Bigbang?
Thelma: The charm? Each member has their own position [role]. G-dragon has leadership. Like at rehearsal, he has the ability to put the group together as leader. Top(‘s ) is Rap. Sol(‘s) is Dance and Singing. D-lite(‘s) is singing and he does MC too. VI(‘s) is talk show and he does solo too. Everybody is multi-talented.
MC: Did you actually did meet all of them?
Thelma: I have, I have. A couple of times.
MC: Really? Where did you meet them?
Thelma: At the concert and we went out and had a meal together.
MC: You guys are that close.
MC: The friendship is deep!!
Thelma: (waving hand and shy)
MC: You!! Wow!
Thelma: Wow! (laughs)
MC: Please watch the clip BIG BANG!!
(Concert clip of Big Bang performing “Tonight” ,”Beautiful Hangover”, “Hands Up”)
MC: That was the BigBang concert clip! How was it?
Thelma: I went to the one at Makuhari.
MC: You saw this?
Thelma: Yeah, yeah. Very powerful live.
MC: That’s right. And this (waving hand like “Tonight” performance). This hand move is so cool. I want to use it somehow from now on…
Thelma: Where? (laughs)
MC: OK now please watch the MV of Thelma where she collaborated with SOL. What is the highlight of the MV?
Thelma: The stage has front side and back side. And it’s turning around. There were quite a lot of complaints that it made them dizzy. And I thought – I have done it(laughs) But it’s a good MV so please watch! Thelma Aoyama and BigBang SOL – Fall in Love!
Translations by Yuko@ALWAYSTAEYANG.COM | Do not remove credit when posting elsewhere
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