Fellow Big Bang member Daesung has been busy promoting his debut album “D’scover” in Japan. As part of his promotions, he has been introducing the Big Bang members in a series of articles in Josei Jishin. He shares this about Taeyang:
This week I will be talking about BIGBANG’s Charismatic Vocalist, SOL san(24). He is always the same from the past and is hard working [and earnest]. When he gets into something, he only works on that one thing. As you guys may know, he’s into skateboards nowadays. I hate getting injured, but SOL-san doesn’t really mind getting hurt. [(When he is focused on it,) he doesn’t pay attention to other things.”] For example, when he discovers new thing [something that interests him*] he would work on it for months and months. Other members are interested for like the first week, but when he does one thing for a month, I want to tell him “Enough! That’s enough now!” And in his case, since he does one thing consistently, I surprisingly find it interesting. I think to myself, “You’re still doing that!” keke That’s his charm.
I talk about Music often with SOL-san. I offer and show him the music I like, and receive teachings from him. I still listen to Chris Brown that he recommended to me in our trainee years. And as vocalists, we ask and consult each other, “What do you think about this part of the music?” [“What do you think about My (or his) singing of this part of the song?” ] I think Bigbang’s charm is that each and every five members have different voices. Since we have our unique characters, we don’t care about others’ voices. And I think having unique individualities can improve our various talents in many different ways.
And SOL san! Please stop imitating voices that’s only known between us! When people who doesn’t know hears it, they won’t get it!
*Actually Daesung describes it as “Neta” in Japanese and the word is often used when comedians create comic dialogue, so I think Daesung is talking about Taeyang’s funny joke or something funny he does (maybe something he keeps saying or doing and practicing over and over for MC talk at the concert?) Other members think it’s funny for the first week or so, but after a month, they get tired of the same joke YB keeps saying or doing and they want to say “Enough is Enough!”
AND! What’s funnier about him is that he never gives up and keep saying(doing) it even if they complain, then surprisingly, they find his same old joke funny again! Like “Whaaat, you say(do) again!? LOL”
Scan via urthesun. Translated by Dana (@BIGBANGisVIP) with translation notes (in blue) by Rika (@solysombra0518) Thanks to everyone who helped!