Not really sold on this arrangement (and the sound engineer done goofed in the mix.) Just a bit too much going on for me and not all of it gelled together – I much prefer the simplicity of the original. That said, it was still a good performance and I look forward to more remixes..
One thing I love about his solos is how much Taeyang seems ‘himself’ without need of the fantastic concepts that is popular in kpop for each promo cycle. His styling and album theme concepts tend to be simpler and closer to his normal everyday self. It feels like each promo is an invitation to fans to get to know him better and how he is doing nowadays, hence he doesn’t stray far from being his “real” self.
It’s especially appropriate with a song like “Eyes, Nose, Lips” where he seems to be baring his heart each time he sings. I always feel like its really Dong Young Bae up there singing “for himself” and I really appreciate the subtleties that distinguishes each performance from another.