GQ Editor Jang Woo Chul caught Taeyang on the way out and asked him :
Q: What would you do if you’re cast for [the show] “I Am A Singer”?
A: I’m already a singer. Actually I’m into Cho Yongpil’s songs these days. I’ve not heard domestic music that much, so I never thought I’d like them. But while listening to Cho Yongpil’s songs and watching his performances, I found out what I had felt I’m lacking in. Instead of appearing, I’d like to make an effort to be a better singer. Just on the assumption that they ask me to appear.
From GQ September 2011, “40 Questions for 40 People”
And in other news…
Cine 21 asked 10 magazine directors about ‘the best article of our magazine’, and F.ound Magazine’s director answered, “Taeyang interview – we dug up another side of an idol in the way only we can show”. (ATY’s translation of that interview and the gorgeous photoshoot here.)
Thanks to YB Mania for the scan!
TRANSLATION BY MYOKOON@ALWAYS TAEYANG (Please credit when taking elsewhere!)
Oh my, even a little bit of TY + GQ makes me hope that new music is around the corner because he only makes an appearance on the magazine around the time when he is actively promoting (or thinks he is about to anyway.)
And that F.ound interview is one of my favorite ones he has ever done. (Glad to see the editors liked it as much as I did.) I’m nearly as excited for a new batch of interviews when he finally starts promoting as I am about the music. Considering that he seems to be entering this with a completely different frame of mind and attitude than he did with Solar, I’m guessing he has a lot more to say this time around.