Seems like we have a little R&B mutual admiration club going on here.
Taeyang tweeted some time ago about R&B singers Zion T. (@SkinnyRed) and Crush (@Crush9244):
TEYDADDY (@Realtaeyang) March 27, 2013
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Both of them tweeted back thanking him and saying they were his fans, and Taeyang responded with encouraging words saying that he was looking forward to good music from them.
I’m guessing this was the song that inspired that tweet:
Crush later told hiphopplaya in an interview:
Then do you have any musician that you haven’t worked with but want to collaborate with someday?
I want to work with Taeyang in Bigbang. He mentioned me on his twitter recently, it was really nice [of him]. I’ve been a big fan of his, so I used to sing his song a lot in karaoke. I hope we work together and do some good work in the future.
You’ve been collaborating with many musicians, do you have any musicians in mind you’d like to work with?
If someone has inner direction [own style or point of view] in their music, we can make something fresh together whoever they are. Recently I am highly motivated, so it’ll be very fun. Personally, I want to collaborate with ‘Yoon Mirae’, and I think Teddy is awesome among producers. And Crush texted me recently. Like him, I also want to do an R&B duet with Taeyang.
There’s a good chance that Taeyang has met up with Crush by now since they have some mutual friends (and by extension Zion T.) so this is not outside the realm of possibility. I think it’s cool that Taeyang is connecting more with the R&B and Hiphop community (like Supreme Team’s Simon D recently) now that he has a little time and the interaction is bound to be good for creativity. Would love to hear them just talk about music sometime (and some singing would be good too…)
Thanks to redsun of YB Mania for the translations!