Category Archives: Translations

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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Taeyang, A New Born Rock Star : RISE in Seoul (F.ound 141106)

As the Asian leg of Taeyang’s RISE Tour draws to a close, here is a short review of the last day of the Seoul concert. 

From F.ound Online by Seo Ok-Seon (who had also previously interviewed Taeyang in July 2014 and 2010.)

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I am one of those people who think that you absolutely have to go watch your favorite artist’s concert when the artist has recently released a new album, and a new set has subsequently been announced.

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[Interview] One, Two TAEYANG (F.ound Magazine July 2014)

TAEYANG
One, Two

Editor: Seo Ok-Seon

Taeyang has released his second solo album . His first full album came out in 2010. The year has changed four times, and love has passed by once.

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How have you been?
Lately?

Well, since last time? (Laughs)
Ah… I basically just worked on my album for the past four years.

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Taeyang on YHY Sketchbook (140711) – Full Interview Transcript (Unbroadcasted)

This is the full interview with Yoo Hee Yeol from the June 24 recording session of Taeyang’s guest stint on KBS Sketchbook. Only a small part of this was included in the actual broadcast on July 11. Thanks to the uploader for sharing!

YHY: The hottest man! Please welcome Taeyang!

TY: Hello!

YHY: He is so charming! Not to mention his eye smile. Ah~~ My Dong Young Bae! How have you been?

TY: After long wait, my album has been finally released. It was received well. I have been really busy and happy these days.

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[Interview: GQ Korea July 2014] Taeyang: “To Me”

“To Me”
Editor Jang Woo Cheol

Taeyang has released his new album <Rise>. The title song ‘Eyes, Nose, Lips’ has not only maintained the top spot on domestic music charts for a long time. It is also doing well on international iTunes charts. In Japan, he will soon be conducting a multi-city concert tour. As a solo artist, he is experiencing what can be described as success, more so than ever. And yet, Taeyang said, “I don’t have much to say. If possible, I didn’t even want to do interviews this time.”

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Do you remember the texts we exchanged the morning of the album’s online release?
Yes. “This is the way you did it? Congratulations.”

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