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.
Continue reading [Interview: Esquire Korea February 2020] When The Sun Comes Up
Happy Birthday Taeyang!
Every year goes by faster and faster but also filled with great memories and learnings. As always, we wish you the very best this year – full of great music and performances, good people to meet, fun places to go and meaningful experiences that take you closer and closer to the artist and man you want to be. May you shine brighter all the time, sending your light farther into the world!
Throughout all the craziness in this life, always remember that you have the love and support of your fans who believe in you always as you go closer to your “big dreams.” Looking forward to many more years of great music and performances from you! Let’s go forward together!
It’s the most stripped back SBS stage I’ve ever seen for Bigbang especially considering it’s the first broadcast performance of a promoted single. (What – no rain machine? Taeyang doesn’t spin? No flirting with random dancers?) But… I loved it just the same. The song is just so pretty and the plain stage puts the spotlight right on the vocals and the song. Continue reading BIGBANG debuts Let’s Not Fall In Love on SBS Inkigayo (150809)
Bigbang comes back with their most romantic MV ever. It’s a veritable playbook of romance clichés – running in the rain, swings, bikes, playful eating … and trashing a grocery store (well, it’s Bigbang after all.) The actresses are meant to be stand-ins for fangirls everywhere, and who can resist when the boys are so heart-clutchingly adorable and HANDSOME. Lawds, Taeyang… there are no words…
Continue reading BIGBANG says Let’s Not Fall In Love [Made Series E MV]
What a terrifically well done video! I love the surreal Beatle-esque spirit of the whole thing. SO much going on and all of it so interesting. It’s too bad that “If You” didn’t get a video as well. I wouldn’t even have minded footage of the recording process, just as long as we had some sort of visual.
Continue reading Bigbang rocks out with new songs “If You” and “Sober”
Our favorite unique kids performed We Love 2 Party and Bang Bang Bang and notched their first win for the A Series on Mnet’s Mcountdown with their trademark flair.
Performances and more under the cut
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Full Show – Official with English subtitles (Bigbang starts at 25:10 and again at 1:06:15)
Bigbang performed on Yoo Hee Yeol’s Sketchbook for the first time as a group (so surprising) and it was marked by both old and new performances: BaeBae, Bang Bang Bang, Fantastic Baby and Lies.
Performance Cuts and Fancams below the cut
Continue reading Bigbang on KBS YHY Sketchbook (150605)
The video is so cute! Reminds me so much of the Always MV back in the day, and the song evokes the same carefree summer feeling. (And both are such 90’s boyband songs lol – the kind you sing at the top of your voice and eventually become nostalgic guilty pleasures.) I’m just glad it celebrates the boys being themselves and being friends – very apt after more than a decade being together.
Trust BIGBANG to sell their songs in the lives – that was great stuff!
More video below the cut!
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