Taeyang, who has come back as a soloist and earnestly begun his activities, has also become a “neungle-dol” (sly-idol). Not only is the style of the song different but even the lyrics are not typically done by soloist. Not just his songs, but his personality has changed as well. He isn’t the shy and quiet guy he used to be. He has become bright, which is kind of new. Even people in the industry exclaimed “He’s become brighter” and “What happened to Taeyang?”
Are you asking if I can make really good kimchi fried rice?
In his new song “I Need a Girl”, the most catchy part of the lyrics is the “kimchi fried rice” part. The lyrics, “I can make kimchi fried rice well. A girl who can eat well instead” are a little silly in some ways. Why did Taeyang choose “kimchi fried rice” among other more refined food choices? The question is a little silly too, but it’s the question his fans are asking about.
Taeyang revealed, “Personally, 2009 was a very tough time for me. My heart wasn’t so good and I was beginning to have doubts. I lived in a closed mind, that’s why I was cold and distant.
He also said, “But then I thought, if I live like this, I may not be able to sing anymore. So I tried to open up my mind as much as possible and I’m trying to live with an open mind. The dark aspects in my life have vanished, which disturbed not only my life but my music. I thought, I should open up my mind and put more sincerity and sensitivity in my songs and I’ve tried to live like that”
Translated by MYOKOON@ALWAYSTAEYANG (do not remove credit)