Taeyang, “A closer Big Bang will make an amazing appearance in 2012” [NEWS]

Shared by on December 31, 2011  

Of the nation’s top male idol groups, there are not many K-Pop fans that hesitate to choose five member team Big Bang as the best. Since their summer of 2006 debut, in the last 5 years, Big Bang has had countless hit songs, including “Lies”, “Last Farewell”, “Haru Haru”, “Sunset Glow”, “Tonight”, and “Love Song”.

They are full of performance, fashion, and personality. Not a typical boy group, Big Bang is a group that has unconventionality. Though it is clearly rare for an idol group to have a producer among the team, Big Bang is a team that has producer G-Dragon among them.

However, as the good comes with the bad, Big Bang has definitely had hardships. 2011 has been a particularly difficult year for Big Bang. With its members caught in controversies, they were put in a situation to quit the plans they had previously made.

Regardless of this, Big Bang is currently dreaming of a proper ascension during 2012, year of the dragon, as they are filled with confidence. During their break, the five members Taeyang, G-Dragon, TOP, Daesung, and Seungri have come together and have been working on many songs.

Big Bang member and skilled solo artist Taeyang is welcoming 2012 with excitement because he wants to go at full speed with his Big Bang members in the new year. Taeyang is particularly welcoming 2012, as he is a 1988 zodiac dragon.

I met with Taeyang for the first time in a while to talk about his and Big Bang’s plans and aspirations for next year.

-It’s been a while. How have you spent this time?

-TY: We’re completely absorbed in our work. The five members of Big Bang gathered and have worked on a lot of songs. We’ve created so many new songs. Right now, we’re in the last stage of working on our new album. Personally, I’ve also been working on my solo album side by side. Big Bang still spends time at the dorms, and we’re spending meaningful time together.

-If you've made a lot of new songs, then will you have a new album soon?

-TY: During the beginning of every year, we’ve held a concert called Big Show. 2012 will be the same. Right now, the plan is to hold Big Show in March. Around that time, Big Bang will release a new album. Like I said before, we have a lot of good new songs to release, but it hasn’t been decided whether it will be a regular album or a mini-album.

-We can’t not talk about 2011. It brought Big Bang a lot of crises.

-TY: The truth is that in 2011, Big Bang was planning on doing a lot of promotions, but we couldn’t. All of the members were honestly very disappointed about that, but we gained a lot from it also. Going through various hardships, the members’ relationships have gotten more close. We felt how much more precious the other members, the fans, and being on stage are to us. This is Big Bang’s turning point. We feel that the people who still love Big Bang are our true fans, and we’re going to repay those people with the best music and performances we can give to them. We’re going to make amazing plans and many appearances. You’ll find out about our amazing plans soon.

-Even from that low, you beat out top stars at the November 2011 MTV Europe Music Awards (2011 EMA) and won the Worldwide Act Award. What are your feelings about that?

-TY: That’s one of the best memories of 2011. After we received the award, the feelings from being there at the ceremony left a lot of good memories. It was the first time in a while that Big Bang gathered together as five, and truthfully it was really interesting that we were the only Asians at the awards ceremony. Our desires to do promotions overseas and spread Big Bang’s music more have gotten a lot stronger from that experience.

-In early December 2011, Big Bang presented performances as five members through the 15th Anniversary YG Family Concert for the first time in a while.

-TY: It was very emotional. Before, being on stage together was something that went without saying, and I felt that we were on stage because we loved music and dancing. But after being on stage after Big Bang went through many things, I got the strong feeling again that we exist for the stage and for our fans. I had the same thought during the Japan tour we had earlier in the year. More than anything, I love Big Bang being together as five the most.

-The K-Pop craze is impressive. The Japanese Best Of album that Big Bang released in December 2011 topped the Oricon Charts at #1, and it seems thatBig Bang has a strong part in spreading the Hallyu wave.

TY: Rather than thinking about popularity or sales, we have a big heart for representing Korea and showing foreigners good music. So while working on Big Bang’s new album, the members exchanged a lot of good words and advice, and we tried very hard to make good music.

-In a recent survey, because of your lack of experience in love, you were picked as #1 male idol star most likely to spend Christmas solo.

-TY: To be honest, when I first saw that I read it as the star most likely to release a solo album during Christmas. (laughs) That’s actually correct—I spent Christmas alone watching a movie. But I’m not lonely right now because I’m sincerely completely immersed in my music. I’m really excited for Big Bang’s great plans for 2012.

-If you were to reveal your hopes and plans for 2012?

-TY: I want to properly show Big Bang’s potential again. We’re going to show that like our music, that nothing will bring us down no matter what happens. I’m going to work hard with the other Big Bang members in promoting here and abroad. I actually would like to do performances locally like we did in our debut days also. I’m planning on living a life absorbed in music.

-To end, please say a word to your fans welcoming 2012.

-TY: I have nothing to say to our fans except thank you. Thank you so much for standing by us. I have confidence that we can repay you with our music, so I’d like it if you can trust Big Bang one more time. I’m a zodiac dragon, and since the coming year is the year of the dragon, I hope that everything you do brings success to you. I sincerely hope you take care of your health and wish you a happy new year

Source: Star News
Translated by: SARA @ bigbangupdates | fuckyeahbigbangstuff @ tumblr

Under: , News/Info, Taeyang

  • http://fuckyeahbigbangstuff.tumblr.com Sara

    This interview was beautiful to read and translate. It makes me so hopeful and excited for the new year. I can't wait :)

  • lay

    i love how in almost every interview the boys did, they always acknowledged their fans and showed their appreciation to them. yes ... those who stand by the boys through thick and thin are those who can deservedly be called VIPs

  • ninsarama

    thank you so much!!! 

    i know this article is about taeyang, but it would be soooo awesome if g-dragon released his solo album or had a song where he talked about being born in the dragon year! cheesy but awesome! (honestly how many people in the world can make such an epic pun out of their own name?)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1544077152 Ee Ling

    everything written just warmed my heart ..:')
    can't wait for every hopes and plans that we're all waiting for. ! 
    BIGBANG IS COMING SOON ~ IN DRAGON YEAR !!!! :DDDD

  • t3nt3n

    thanx for translating the article...can't wait for the their comeback...2012.. ee-shib..shib-ee

  • http://twitter.com/PaMoneyy ♛ M ♛ P ♛ V ♛

    OMG! He spent Christmas alone watching a movie. =( That is the saddest thing ever.. I almost cried just thinking about it. I wished I could had accompany him! It's so mean how there is such a survey though... BUT I literally lmao when he said, "To be honest, when I first saw that I read it as the star most likely to release a solo album during Christmas" hahaha he's so cute! ^__^ I love him!! I can't wait to hear their new songs & can't wait for his solo album! Will fly across the sea to attend his concert! =] I, too, was born in the year of the Dragon so I'm quite excited that 2012 is Dragon year! Hope good things will come for everyone!! Wishing him and everyone a healthy happy new year! =]

  • http://twitter.com/kringspycream Krizia Mae Albos

    I had goosebumps while reading this! BIGBANG and VIP forever! =) love you guys 

  • vanillaandcarrots

    aww...i spent christmas alone as well :( i can't wait for the new year! it's the mighty dragon year, ji-yong, taeyang, it's your year to shine! :D happy happy !:D:D:D  

  • BIGBANGNUMBER1

    well said young bae!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ACLXZLCOY3AWYB2F5265LVQNGM Hidayah Saberi

    sincerity...producer among them..stronger relationship...working together as 5 to produce music with GENIUS leader...more matured..managed to go through hardship without loosing hope..here it come..big show..new album..solo album..g market.more endorsement ...BIGBANG IS UNSTOPPABLE IN 2012...!! 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1247450369 Kielem Tan

    OhMyghaaaaad. <3
    Cant wait for Bigbang Comeback <3

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Glad-Coeur/100003270580504 Glad Coeur

    Our desires to do promotions overseas and spread Big Bang’s music more have gotten a lot stronger from that experience. 

    !!!
    OHH YEAH!! 

    BIGBANG AS FIVE IS POWERFUL! Taeyang... you´re never alone!

  • fayelfrida

    I pray for a VERY SUCCESSFUL NEW YEAR FOR BIGBANG!!

    the greatest gift would be they become more and more closer with each other and continuously being best with their music. 

    BIGBANG fighting!
    we love you guys. VIP until whenever.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ACLXZLCOY3AWYB2F5265LVQNGM Hidayah Saberi

    thank you..for translating those beautiful words...

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001062732784 Li Chung

    I wished I could had accompany him too! I wonder what the other members did now... Hmm.

    LOL he was pretty funny with his "most likely to release a solo album during Christmas" reply. That part got me cracking up! Haha Youngbae is so funny these days. Wish this was a video interview instead.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1542769398 Leni Delliani

     nice interview, really hope Bigbang held their concert in Jakarta, Indonesia..Hopeful that Bigbang members always in good health and always give the best thing for their fans (include me)..Love U Bigbang :)

  • http://twitter.com/Afagyel A’a Jabar

    Bad and/or dark experiences could either break you or make you. I'm very glad that the boys stayed strong and supported one another. I know the boys have gone through a lot this year but I am somehow thankful that it happened. Rather than seeing the negatives, I try seeing it on a different (a more positive) light. Thanks to these events, the boys got the chance to learn something and to be closer to each other more than they already have.

    Now that 2012 is just around the corner, I wish all the boys and also all VIPs all over the world a very best of luck! Stay strong, like we usually do, and keep supporting the boys. We all make mistakes. It's our choice whether to sink into it or learn something out of it. Let's make 2012 a more wonderful year for all of us! :)

    Happy New Year Bigbang and VIPs!! <3 Thank you. Thank you Big Bang for the music and to VIPs, thank you for standing by the boys through thick and thin.

  • http://twitter.com/Afagyel A’a Jabar

    Thank you for translating. This was very touching and inspiring. <3

  • http://twitter.com/nessamae Vanessa

    BEAUTIFUL. :') 
    HIGH HOPES FOR 2012, I HAVE FAITH IN THESE BOYS. <3 

  • http://twitter.com/nrfrhhnn Nur Farah Hanani

    tears keep flowing and flowing :'I

  • smilepurple

    AIGOO!!! very touching.. this man really grow alot of sense and philosophy in life like Gdragon.. both members are year of dragon so i really do believe it will be the BIGBANG's YEAR!! yeah.. and ill looking forward for their album!

  • http://twitter.com/twilove26 liliana Espinosa

    awww...I love them....all five of them...seriously i am in love with every single one of them!!!
    i can't wait for their comeback...if they do an US concert i think i will just faint!! XD
    This bring tears to my eyes!!! It makes me so proud to be one of the VIP's to have being standing by them and will always do no matter what!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=729418365 Jasmine 思敏

    Big Bang: Forever as Five <3

  • mysun

    "I spent Christmas alone watching a movie. But i'm not lonely right now because.........I’m sincerely completely immersed in my music"

    LoL i thought he would answer like " i'm not lonely right now because.. i have girlfriend right now" ..

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000478891993 Sea Li Loung

    such a meaning interview!! I so touch reading it!! TAEYANG really spend time alone but y dont he ask IU out cuz everyone that IU love him!!lol!! I sure 2012 BIG BANG is more than this best!!look out for our 5 king!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000256977120 Ann Emanon

    Aww extremely excited for you alls comeback can't wait.... NOthing but the BEsT....

  • mr.g

    aww...seriously young bae words always make me wanna cry..you're very welcome..vip will always standing by you no matter you alone or not..trust us too..

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002931072445 Skull Ry

    beautiful interview.tae yang,no matter i still love and trust big bang....and i'll love and support big bang's music...forever <3

  • LovesBB

    I'am a very proud VIP that we were able to give our boys one of their best memories of 2011 with the VMA =)
    Also, I never lost hope, and I knew all the things they went through would make them closer.
    And as an international fan, I'am so fricking excited!!! L.A. is a likely city they would include in a very wanted tour!!! 
    <3

  • Anya

    I'm so excited and looking forward to your album (Both Big Bang & other members' solo albums)

    And this is such a good interview, Taeyang, you're great!
    And thank you to the person who translated this article beautifully too ^^

  • Sil Go

    I'm so happy that he is happy ^///^ thanks for the translation....how can this man be so cute? love him!!

  • http://twitter.com/IamAnnabella Annabella

    I trust Big Bang and excited 2012!!! BIGBANG IS BACK!!!! GOD BLESS YOU ALL !! GOOD GOOD LUCK AND THE BEST!! BB FANS ALWAYS 'SUPPORT' 10 10 10....:)

  • http://twitter.com/AviWill Avi Will

    omg, tomorrow is already 2012!!! yay!
    Dragon's year will be epic because of BIGBANG :)

  • Juliepascua1718

    i'm completely looking forward to 2012 because of BIG BANG :"> ♥

  • Kiwa8D

    lol he really was alone watching a movie xD anyway cant wait for their debut!! ><

  • MishaCZ-VIPlovesDae

    I would be really very very happy, if also Daesung will make his solo album, since he is the only one left .. I love his angelic voice (i love daesung<3), so I think YG papa should let him do more solos, yes na?

  • UKfanz

    feel so lucky to be a VIP...!!!

  • Prinangie

    Man, Youngbae you know what to say *sobs* I will always wait

  • nat4706

    we won't trust you or big bang one more time, taeyang.
    i trust that you boys can go on with your dream of producing good music hand in hand,
    FOREVER !!!
    love big bang, whenever, wherever, forever <3
    ,

  • renKa002

    "I’m going to work hard with the other Big Bang members in promoting here and abroad." -- I HOPE ABROAD MEANS A WORLD TOUR.

  • http://twitter.com/LeThao2 Le Thao

    " I got the strong feeling again that we exist for the stage and for our fans. I had the same thought during the Japan tour we had earlier in the year. More than anything, I love Big Bang being together as five the most. "
    I cried when I read this part. It's really meaning.I'm looking forward to seeing you guys in 2012.
    Now I'm really glad to wait again for beautiful year-2012.
    Double Dragon <3

  • http://bigbangupdates.com lolli-TOP

    This interview is totally making me super excited and crazy for 2012!! OMO!!~ 

  • vipforever

    happy new year to you tooo....

  • Maroug25

    Guys just keep voting BB on Thefinebros..we should keep our #1 position till the end..com'on guys..spread this..the last time i checked we were 2,318,SUJU  1,425, 2NE1 1,403 the competition is feriece..this is a great opportunity for BB to be known better globaly after the EMA, then this,should be eartshaking...FIGHTING!!!!!!

  • TotoBearTop

    The whole article is so heartwarming. Since Taeyang's zodiac is dragon and our leader's name is G-Dragon, i hope 2012 the dragon year will be epic and eventful! 

    :O Taeyang knows about that poll too! And he really did spent Christmas watching movie alone :( I would love to spend Christmas anytime with him~

  • http://twitter.com/gracey_isVIP Gracey Pan

    kyaaaaaaaah *sobs*  very wall said Taeyang oppa! I like, no I love Big Bang as five too. I'm so happy that you all didn't give up.. Soo happy that You all stayed strong together. And yes, we VIPs will continue to love u all no matter what happens. saranghae! Happy New Year my BB boys. God Bless you all. can't wait for your comeback. 2012 please be good to us.. 

  • eas09

    I think there's gonna be a yg world tour
    Bigbang please make an english version in ur new songs like 2ne1 did pleaseee

  • http://twitter.com/ohmygeedeebaby Eva

    SOBS SOBS ;_____; READING THIS ON THE LAST DAY OF 2011 LIFE IS GOOD

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003027006304 Aien Zamni

    well said taeyang! and i can't wait to listen all their new songs!! it's gonna be great!

  • http://twitter.com/PaMoneyy ♛ M ♛ P ♛ V ♛

    I wish it was a video interview too omg! We think alike. lol

  • leoyb

    Something I dont wanna miss ღ :
     
    "We felt how much more PRECIOUS the other members, the fans, and being on stage are to us... We feel that the people who still love Big Bang are our TRUE fans, and we’re going to repay those people with the BEST MUSIC and PERFORMANCES we can give to them." 

    "Rather than thinking about popularity or sales, we have a BIG HEART for representing Korea and showing foreigners good music." "I spent Christmas ALONE watching a movie. But I’m not lonely right now because I’m sincerely completely immersed in my music."
    "I’m going to work hard with the other Big Bang members in promoting here and ABROAD."
    "I have nothing to say to our fans except THANK YOU. Thank you so much for standing by us. I have confidence that we can repay you with our music, so I’d like it if you can TRUST Big Bang one more time. I’m a zodiac DRAGON, and since the coming year is the year of the dragon, I hope that everything you do brings success to you. I sincerely hope you TAKE CARE OF YOUR HEALTH and wish you a HAPPY NEW YEAR."
    Taeyang ★ you dont know how much I 
    ❤  you 

  • http://twitter.com/SMSisita Samantha Mercado

    "star most likely to release a solo album during Christmas"I cracked up at that moment XD.anyways, this was a good interview, I can't wait for March 2012 :D

  • BABYPANDA

    lets trend this on twitter VIPs!!!! Happy #BIGBANGYEAR2012 ^^ bring BIGBANG to the TOP!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Claudia-Chávez/100001291907631 Claudia Chávez

    Thank you so much for your words YB , maybe it wasn´t the best year but you guys conquer a lot and stay together like real friends and family .This year , 2012 will be the best because V.I.P will always support you guys and of course I have the feeling that you guys won´t dissapoint us,Besy year to come 2012

  • babypanda

    lets trend this on twitter VIPs!!!! Happy #BIGBANGYEAR2012 ^^ bring BIGBANG to the TOP!!!!Read more: http://www.bigbangupdates.com/2011/12/taeyang-closer-big-bang-will-make.html#ixzz1hpqjQpks

  • fenina de leon

    beautiful. :)

    big bang, you give me hope.

  • Amuletheartzin

    that was so so great thanks a lot

  • http://thinkpawsitive.tumblr.com notjade

    Even though this interview is only with Taeyang, I felt that the whole BIGBANG is there. I really can't wait for 2012! VIPs will surely continue to love you guys. 2012 will be BIGBANG's year.

    Happy New Year, fellow VIPs! <3

  • Jennifer

    This article is so beautiful, it's so true! Only true V.I.Ps will stand by BIGBANG forever whatever happens to them, doesn't matter of our nationalities!
     BIGBANG IS V.I.P! 

  • xtea-tea

    This is amazing <3 So excited for the comeback!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_B2NUFPAH3RDSR5MZHKPBOKMORE marla c

    I just love how they are thankful to us (VIP's)..i mean, at least i feel significant to them...and yes young bae, return your gratitude through your music coz that's how i loved BIG BANG in the first place, because of your music!!!

  • muggledore

    This is a beautiful article!!
    Bigbang has always been about music and well-skilled artist..

    I'm totally looking forward for how they're going to REPAY loyal VIPs with their good music!

    *cough* WORLD TOUR *cough*

  • wintersecrets

    I believe that 2012 is seriously going to be Big Bang's year. I'm soo excited to hear their new music.
    2012 started out well with the gMarket cfs and I can't wait to spazz about whatever plans they have for us fans in the future :)  Big Bang Fighting! VIP forever :D

  • gjapples

    well said. looking forward to 2012. thank you for all your hard work. Happy New Year. CHEERS!

  • Kei Nicolee

    Awww so sweet!

  • trucquaythep

    Bigbang's new album, solo GD, De, Tee in 2012 have

  • leeeb

    YEAR OF THE DRAGON!!! YEAR OF BIG BANG!!! ♥♥♥

  • Nessa

    Awe! Poor Bae actually did spend Christmas alone. :(

  • http://twitter.com/adri_adrienne Adriana 아드리아나

    *teary eye* what a heartwarming words ^_^ Thank you Dear Tae ^_^
    That's Him, passioned and devoted for the music :) 

    I'm glad to read it from him what the plans are :)
    hope everything goes well for he boys :)

    Always you have our trust, Support, Loyalty and Love for you ! ! ! ! !

  • http://twitter.com/syah4brit 동샤히라

    some groups might have broken up when they go through 2 big scandals like this. but not bigbang. my friend who is a suju fan told me BB can't go on anymore after the GD scandal. but 2012 will prove her wrong hehe.

  • YBoppaluvv

    "most likely to release a solo album during christmas" lol. awwww he spent xmas alone watching a movie? that's still sweet. and abroad means world tour right?!??!?!  

  • Sawda_ahmed

    EEEEEKKK I loved reading this, YB is love

  • Shikuradehan

    "More than anything, I love Big Bang being together as five the most."Us too, Youngbae. Us too. :)

  • LizluvStar_imVip_Blackjack

    YB SO PROUD OF YOU *o* "We feel that the people who still love Big Bang are our true fans" omo~~ o(╥﹏╥)oBig Bang wins the EMA-AWARD!! I think, I can say that this was the best moment of the year for all the VIPs ( i cried when they won ) BIG BANG, This year & Every year as long as air reaches our lungs, we -Your Loyal VIPs- promise to stand strong for u !  ...(((o(*゚▽゚*)o)))BIGBANG THE BEST  KOREAN GROUP (^。^)y

  • http://twitter.com/Yaaniiita anita VIP

    I totally loved the interview! <3

    Just had a thought (random actually); How about a combo of GDYB in an album like GD&TOP? It'll be like.. THE DRAGONS IN DRAGON YEAR! LOL ok lame kkk

  • Riikkaaa

    Our Taeyang♥
    I love how passionate he is about music^^

  • http://twitter.com/RPattz4life Robert4life

    omg i really cant for their comeback

  • http://twitter.com/nana_chuu Nana Bonilla

    Hahaha I cried will reading this. We can't wait for your comeback either, oppa. VIP UNTIL WHENEVER. <33 

  • a_dae

    "Big Bang still spends time at the dorms, and we’re spending meaningful time together"
    huaa,,, i'm so happy hear that,,,,

  • Jaydenfox

    be ready world "BIGBANG is coming!"

  • Kisa

    omg I love this man so much T.T Yes this will be an amazing year for us DRAGONS! YOSH! FIGHTING! ^__^

  • Meow

    /legit tears. i'll always love big bang no matter what :') big bang is back and march is waiting :D

  • gg

    .....crying.......

    ;______;

    I feel reassured, excited (!!!!!) and so touched by Youngbae's words.

    Bring on 2012, year of the Dragon. Year of Big Bang!!!!!

    ps. The Christmas part, awwwwwww!! <3333333333333

  • Sidyela

    your most welcome youngbae! WE.. as your true fans will always be with you no matter what! BIGBANG FIGHTING!

  • mytopsecret

    hmm i guess theres a lot of release being postpone because of BIGBANG's coming this year lol just joking ,..well im just thinking that what if theres nothing happened last year<2011> maybe they started doing the world tour..anyways im excited of their new songs...:)

  • keke luvbigbang williams

    i swear in every single sentence you hear bigbang!!!! thats luv tae that is luv!!!!

  • http://tamaraaa.tumblr.com/ Tamara Tran

    I actually cried when I read this. Thank you so much for translating this. The written version is so beautiful, I can't think what it'd be actually like in hearing YB actually saying this to the interviewer :)

  • http://twitter.com/iam_tonee 톤양 ^__^ Tonyang

    I just read this translations and it really felt so good to know more of  Taeyang's thoughts of what they had been through... and his sincerity to thank us VIP for standing still with Bigbang... <3<3<3 its a good start for  2012! Hwaiting! ~ BBVIPAKO

  • http://twitter.com/iam_tonee 톤양 ^__^ Tonyang

    I just read this translations and it really felt so good to know more of  Taeyang's thoughts of what they had been through... and his sincerity to thank us VIP for standing still with Bigbang... <3<3<3 its a good start for  2012! Hwaiting! ~ BBVIPAKO

  • Shadowbaby4ever

    BigBang needs to come to Southern California! They have plenty of foreign fans here waiting for you!!!

  • Shadowbaby4ever

    BigBang needs to come to Southern California! They have plenty of foreign fans here waiting for you!!!

  • http://twitter.com/JonasLikeABoss Jiyong is asdjkgh;f

    Reading this in 2012, after they released their album is so special.. Everything Taeyang hoped for this year is becoming true<3

  • Crystal

    Dreaming of seeing Taeyang. . . i really love to see him .. :))