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Taeyang shares words of comfort with covers of Yoo Jae Ha and Stevie Wonder (translation)

Taeyang’s cover on his Instagram of two of his all time favorite (YJH, Stevie Wonder) songs is beautifully sung, but putting both together can also be a thoughtful message of comfort for fans struggling with anxieties for the future (especially in this time of global uncertainty.)

Myself Reflected in My Heart – Yoo Jae Ha  Translated by 이꽁치   

The pieces of my dreams that I can’t hold onto anymore
Are disappearing, one by one
Like someone who is stuck in an endless routine of wandering,
Today I again wander without much purpose

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[Interview: Esquire Korea February 2020] When The Sun Comes Up

When The Sun Comes Up    Original article on Esquire Korea.

Taeyang who graced the cover of Esquire February issue in Fendi

Answers by Taeyang

Q1. Hwadap: Donation Flea Market and Auction by Taeyang and Friends is currently in the midst of preparation. This is your first event after your discharge from the military.

A1. When I was in the army I kept thinking about how I should meet my fans for the first time after being discharged. We mostly meet our fans on the stage, but there may not be such an opportunity immediately.  I had many thoughts and concerns and actually came to a realisation in the army.  I think I have too many clothes which are really not necessary.  In the military, you only wear one uniform and battle outfit.  This is already sufficient, and I still felt ‘isn’t that too much?’ Is there a good way to deal with the things I own?  So I thought it would be good to set up a flea market in my name, share good things, and donate the proceeds to a good cause.  At first, I was troubled by how I should meet my fans and this event seemed to match well with the various ideas I had, hence I proceeded to do it.

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[Interview : GQ Korea December 2017] Living Like The Sun

LIVING LIKE THE SUN
Source : GQ Korea

It is not living in pajamas in a big, neat house with a garden like in “I Live Alone” but living in the midst of music with the recklessness of the word “Passion.”

Pastel orange jacket Martin Rose by 10 Corsco Como. Tshirts, Nike. The necklace is of a stylist.

GQ : I’ve read all of TAEYANG’s [past] interviews with GQ. I noticed that you spoke about your future plans in most them. You said you would fall in love, would do a world tour, and would release a song with just vocals. You accomplished all of them.
T : Right? haha. I was a bit surprised when you mentioned that. I said those things at that time…

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BILLBOARD:  Taeyang Talks ‘White Night’ Album & Tour, BIGBANG, Mandatory Military Service

On stage Taeyang is captivating, with vocals and a stage presence that exudes confidence and charisma. One of South Korea’s most popular R&B K-pop idols, he’s made his name (and career) as a member of BIGBANG. But that’s only the beginning for the 29-year-old, whose also seen success with his solo releases, though he remains true to his origins.

“All things, to me, go back to being a member of BIGBANG,” the artist tells Billboard.

Decked out in black sweats and Balenciaga high tops, he exuded simplicity in comparison to the flair of his bedazzled and befeathered, primarily white, stage outfits. “I would describe myself as a very plain but very honest person,” he says. “I don’t really hype myself up with fancy things. I do a lot less than other celebrities because I like being honest. I just want the audience to see that the performances are a real representation of myself.”

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White Night Korean Promo Blitz: A Recap

As Taeyang mentioned, it was a short but intense promo cycle for White Night in Seoul since he had to immediately leave for his White Night North American Tour .  But what a bounty of activities! Did YB even sleep for 3 weeks? His hard work is all for our benefit though since we got a lot of goodies to tide us over for the (extended) future.

August 16   V Live:  White Night Album Release  (Replay with Eng Subs)

August 18   MBC I Live Alone Ep 218 , Taeyang Part 1       ODK    Viu   KshowOnline

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