Daesung's Interview with 10Asia [NEWS]

Shared by on May 17, 2012  

What would it be like to live as Big Bang? They have achieved an incredible amount of success, live by dividing the 24 hours of the day to use it efficiently and they always have people's eyes on them. Big Bang is like a huge vessel in the mainstream K-pop but the destination they have to sail to is a vast sea that could swallow them at any moment. Even if they have a strong basis in the field, you never know when this typhoon will hit them. During their interview with 10Asia, the boys have talked about their happiness and their inner sides, instead of their popularity and other people's eyes. When everyone told them that they're at the peak of their career, some members were walking on the rough path of life and some were trying to find solutions of their own to those problems. In the midst of that turmoil, Daesung stretched his fingers high towards the sky while singing "FANTASTIC BABY." It is impossible for anyone to guess what he was thinking at that very moment. One thing is for sure, he was on stage and really pulled off the song's highlights. Without stopping, he went on calmly talking about what it has took him to go up on stage and sing out in front of a big crowd.

"My goal is to become 'a singer that delivers happiness to people.'"

Q: Finishing up the promotion would probably mean more to you than other members. How would you put your feelings in words?
Daesung: So many things happened last year and it's true that I had a tremendous burden for that reason. I also had a doubt about resuming my activities at this period. But compared to the amount of time and energy spent worrying, I've received so much love being in the team. When I look back now, all these events have provided us a chance to create a stronger bond and stand together. So I'd like to say that it has been the happiest time of my singing career during this album's promotion.

Q: "BLUE" gives off the feeling of a thawing ice. Considering your situation, you must have had a lot of thoughts popping into your mind when singing the song.
Daesung: When I'm on stage, I don't connect my feelings to personal experiences and feelings. I just follow my duties as a singer. So basically, I tried to deliver the loneliness and solitude that reside in "BLUE," Instead of revealing my personal feelings. Of course, I could've reflected on my own experiences since I've been going through a lot and loneliness lately.

Q: Does that mean that you're now able to just focus on singing when you're up on stage? You digested pretty well when pointing your fingers high towards the sky and that really caught the attention of the audience.
Daesung: Well I can't say that I'm cool or calm about everything that had occurred. But I tried hard to be honest to my feelings when on stage and feel the excitement while staying within certain boundaries of my emotion.

Q: So I take that as having another emotional space that's specifically for stage performances. It wouldn't have been easy doing that from the beginning of your singing career.
Daesung: When I was performing at YG Entertainment's 15th anniversary concert before promoting "ALIVE," I had a lot of concern. I was so scared of everything that I even told the other members that I can't look straight into our fans' eyes. I was so ashamed of myself and wanted to say sorry to everyone who came to see me. But when stood on stage and heard people cheering for us, I figured that I should never avoid making eye contact with the audience. It didn't make sense for me to avoid people who were there for our performance. So I gained confidence that day to reappear on stage. From time to time, I still worry that some people might not be welcoming me so much but I try to focus on my feelings more.

Q: So it's a matter of finding a compromising point between other people's eyes on you and being true to your feelings, huh? Talking about it, you must have a better reason to have a strong attachment to a bright track in this album, "WINGS," other than the fact that it's your solo song.
Daesung:G-Dragon helped me a lot in the process of making the album. My past solo tunes were more calm and gloomy but I didn't want that this time. My situation is one thing, but I thought people would keep relating the song's mood to the incidents that happened to me. Inspiring people and giving hopes through my songs have been my dream as a singer since debuting in Big Bang, since it's a dream you could always follow. It doesn't have an ending point. And I had discussions with G-Dragon about me wanting to do that in action by singing "WINGS." Though I've been through a number of events lately, but I was sure to turn those thoughts into action if I had the opportunity to regain my confidence and energy to get back on track. So I did my best in conveying more energetic vocal sound and strong lyrics.

"I found the beauty of stage performing for the first time."

Q: Is that why your voice sounds firmer than in your previous songs?
Daesung: I was quite intimidated before on stage. Not long after the debut, I pitched wrong tunes on stage eight out of ten times. Back then, our agency was promoting us by saying that we're highly differentiated from other idol groups that just focus on their looks. I felt like I was screwing everything up and disgracing the company. I got stage fright since then, but during this album's promotional period, I was more filled with joy and thankfulness than fear. Now I prepare my stage without big worries and have confidence in pitching sounds.

Q: What was it like singing "NO FUN"? It's impossible to imagine an artist singing that song without confidence?
Daesung: There's no fixed rules for this song so it's better to leave it to each artist's opinion to express the tune in their own ways. In fact, we only had set dance moves for the chorus. So we added everyone's opinion to the main theme but when you look closely, it's totally messed up. (laugh) After all, it's more fun to watch such a freestyle performance.

Q: Isn't that what makes Big Bang more attractive?
Daesung: All Big Bang members have strong personalities so our interpretation of each song varies as well, which makes it fun to work. When artists are enjoying themselves on stage, the audience can also enjoy their performance. For us, doing things in freestyle fit us better but to be honest, we always remind ourselves to work on group dance moves before starting every album. (laugh) And we thought it was about time to show our group dance but in the process, we ended up improvising our choreography 'again.' But I'm glad that people us better being natural.

Q: It looks like that you guys have earned through this album is getting back on feeling the beauty of stage performances.
Daesung: Actually, I found the beauty of stage performing for the first time. I was afraid of going up on stage before. The fact that a lot of people are watching me on TV and that I have to do my best was like squeezing my neck and I was afraid to know that this is going to be my life as long as stay in this field.

Q: You probably had the most pressure for this album, knowing that people are watching you.
Daesung: I've been thinking a lot about what I should do if I were not able to go back as a singer. And you know what? There was absolutely nothing. I didn't study harder than other people and I didn't do well in playing sports either. That's why I was more thankful to be back in this business and able to forget about other concern.

Q: Is it different when performing abroad?
Daesung: Yeah, I brainwash myself before going up on stage, telling myself that nobody here knows what had happened. I'm pretty much simple-minded so that works for me.

"It's good to be a mediator in the group"

Q: You're receiving positive feedbacks from overseas fans and critics. Do you feel that Big Bang's popularity has expanded into other countries?
Daesung: Well, those reaction doesn't really affect our mindset (to be humble and aiming to try harder). My answer might sound cliche but regardless of who are listening to our music, our job produce the best outcome. Our performance could be different depending on which country it is and what kind of environment it has, but our voice will not change. We're just happy to show what we have and see our overseas fans enjoying Big Bang's music. This year's world tour was an awesome opportunity for us in all aspects, in terms of the band session and other factors as well. Apart from receiving favorable reactions from the audience, we are having a blast promoting ourselves abroad. When thinking about our performances, I can't wait to travel to another country and stand in front of a crowd.

Q: It's interesting that you used the term 'travel.' It gives me an impression that it's an important time of your life to be certain about your happiness than success.
Daesung: Whether it's a happiness or love, it's good if anyone who has it a lot of it could share with others. I read from a book before that you need to love yourself first to love others. I wasn't that type of a person and I was more like playing down my role and lowering myself. I kept pushing myself and at one point, my confidence was gone. Now I'm starting to learn about love and happiness little by little.

Q: Did you start loving yourself through this album?
Daesung: I wouldn't say 'love,' but this has been a chance for me focus on myself. I restored a certain level of confidence.

Q: People who saw you on variety shows think you as a bright and positive person. It's surprising to know that you've been in pain for such a long time.
Daesung: Including the stage fright I had since my debut, my parents have been telling me since I was young to be humble all the time. So when cameras were off, I was always intimidated. Hearing not to brag over and over again, I even told myself not to brag about getting complimented by teachers at school.

Q: Isn't it difficult for a person like you to harmonize with other Big Bang members who have strong personalities?
Daesung: It took me some time to adjust to their characters, especially Seungri. (laugh) Out of 100 percent he had 100 percent of confidence, which is totally the opposite of me. I think that's why people have been telling me that we don't look awkward when being together on TV. Me and Seungri are like brothers and we learn a lot from each other too. I realized that I have to learn certain qualities that Seungri has. Slowly, I'm finding a compromising point between us and without him, I wouldn't have been able to come back to the music scene.

Q: Not just your attitude but your personality in general would've changed. How much gap do you have between yourself now and you back in 2006?
Daesung: I was a dark kid six years ago. I first learned how to dance after coming to YG Entertainment and I was always busy catching up with other people. Plus, I had no confidence at all. Even now when I'm with other people, I feel like I'm losing my identity. You could say that I'm not voicing out my opinion or easily get swayed by other people, but I like who I am in this way. All the other members have strong personalities and it's good to be a mediator in the group. And I have so much laid ahead of me. I'm sure they know how much they mean to me even if I don't tell them in words.

Q: So what does Big Bang mean to you?
Daesung: We just... harmonize and bond so well. It's like a group of five guys who truly enjoys doing music. Now I feel that the members are closer to me than my childhood friends. I'm really grateful that I met them and I doubt if there could be a team that could share one same goal for over seven years like us.

Reporter : Yoon Hee-Seong.
Editor in Chief : Kang Myeong-Seok.
Photographer : Chae ki-won.
Editor : Monica Suk.
Editor : Jang Kyung-Jin.
Source : http://goo.gl/yHm4n

Under: , Daesung, News/Info

  • jahziel017

    BEST D-LITE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/dragonstarmedia Dragonstarmedia

    such a kind and strong heart! ^_^

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=656431858 Koreanfanatic Agassi

    lol I just cried TT honestly~

  • http://twitter.com/rinicnbluestar LOvelyDae

    "My goal is to become 'a singer that delivers happiness to people.'"
    daesung ah, you're really an angel, angel on  my heart and VIP too..when i see you on stage and when u smile, its make me happy and smile too..
    please stay with your beloved fans...always love you :D

  • linunrata

    Tears...just tears..
    I hope Daesung one day I can have a chance to express my feelings to you - to express how you inspired me and helped me change my life to move on ...You are a person one in a million...
    so beautiful inside outside <3

  • anissahmad

    i love him !!

  • equinox411

    daesung i don't know how many countless times i've expressed my joy to people around me about you for being brave and coming back. through coming back and making and performing music again, you deserve every love you've received and will be receiving when you see us fans during the world tour. hoping for the best dae and bigbang :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sheena-Go/100000894096695 Sheena Go

    I really laugh hard at this  "It took me some time to adjust to their characters, especially Seungri. (laugh) Out of 100 percent he had 100 percent of confidence, which is totally the opposite of me." Hahaha. :) 

  • Visindahouse

    (smile) daesung~ah (smile)
    daesung laughs three times in here (laugh)

  • dodo18

    tears , tears , tears . i already know i will cry reading his interview. it always break my heart  that daesung have gone through the worst in bigbang. at their debut he was criticised for not being enough good looking  to be an idol, then came his car accident in 2009, another one in 2011. this guy have experienced so much pain but it's really good to see him still be strong and follow his dream. i'm happy he is gaining more & more confidence it always break my heart to see him have so little self confidence in him. and what make bigbang beautiful , they are all so different but share the same goal. another thing i love from bigbang while most idols are busy busting about how popular they are , how many awards they win , what matter to them is to share good music with their fans. i'm thankful  that bigbang boys were there for him, i have always noticed how gd& top& tae were protective towards daesung during this promotion . as his fan i'm happy he have such awesome friends with him. daesung i love you , i admire how bright you are , i admire how strong you are , love your voice , and let's not forget your handomeness ( i'm getting in fangirl mode here !! ) i'm really excited for your tour guys and never stop dreaming i'm waiting your solo album , but take your time till you are ready your fans will always be waiting for you. daesung you are one & only kind hope you never change & reamin the humble , smiling angel we love . 

    • maybelle

      the angelic smile :)
      he has endured so much pain, but he's still alive, and what doesnt kill makes he stronger, vips are just like that
      no matter what happens, i believe vips always stand by him & BB
      he must gain more self confident now, that's a great sign cuz as much as i want to see BB, i cant wait to see him perform alone on stages as a solo artist :)


    "Including the stage fright I had since my debut, my parents have been telling me since I was young to be humble all the time"

    he was indeed a prince raised by king and queen......

    kang daesung you must believe and have confidence in yourself!
    you are amazing and a gift to all of us.... keep your heads up, keep shining my angel!!! :)

  • http://disqus.com/EllySeeYa EllySeeYa

    awww this interview of Dae is so moving.....i have teary eyes reading this.....hes such a warm-hearted and beautiful person......HE SAY:
    I'm sure they know how much they mean to me even if I don't tell them in words.......and that´s the felling of most VIP here,because we fell the same for BB......

  • http://twitter.com/here_is_CAROL Carol

    Well said Daesung, well said.

    Lets all look at the past with humility and walk forward with confidence.  We are with you, always.

  • Cklover

    GD+TOP+TAEYANG+DAESUNG+SEUNGRI = scatted pieces that complete one Puzzle. BIGBANG!!!

  • lovesBB

    It is very hard to express how much I love Dae, and all of the members as well. Can't wait to be in the presence of this angel =]

  • http://twitter.com/myadlite myadlito

    He is a survivor. with his simple-minded, and positive mindset, he survived from all the hardship he went through before. He struggle in side, but he keep moving forward. Daesung, you are indeed a strong person. 

  • Pennyhofs

    Now tell us that u'r ready to drop ur first solo album please please please.
    I want more of Kang Daesung's voice pleaseeeee~~~

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

    Yep, the waterworks have started again. 
    Gosh, this interview is so in-depth and touching!
    He's changed so much, and I'm glad he could learn to be more confident in himself, especially from Seungri (LOL!)
    Such a beautiful soul, I surely hope he continues to find other ways to keep smiling for us VIPs <3

  • TotobearTop

    This is why i love Daesung. His overall positiveness and that he likes to bring joy & hope to others. 

    He really is a beautiful person.

  • to-san

    aigooo...from d outside, he is d most scaredy-cat in BB....but he turn out to be d one with the most tougher heart n amazing courageous inside...=)     

  • http://twitter.com/m3chellevhen Vhen0724

    I love daesung ^_^

  • OctoberBB

    Daesung oppa!! <333

  • Vyki_5215

    This whole interview just sums up what a lovely person Daesung is ~ *melts* so talented yet so humble..I wish I cld tel him he has already achieved his goal..we VIPs are made very very happy indeed by your music, your voice, and most definitely your winning smile :D from u I learn to smile more n b positive abt life! Thank u Daesung! Saranghae<3

  • Tru3star

    Bigbang always gives the best interviews, can't wait for gd's to come out tomorrow

  • http://www.facebook.com/sela.ela Suhaila Ab Rahman

    TT_TT idk what so sad about this interview..i just cant TT_TT
    omg my tearsTT_TT 

  • April

    I'm happy he's getting over hardships..
    Getting out from the dark :)
    Don't worry be happy good boy!
    You have good hyungs you can lean on,
    Yeah... you learn confidence from Seungri LOL


    Daesung and Seungri are not the awkward brothers anymore... *tears of joy*TT^TT

  • ruannia

    ninja cutting onions beside me T_T

    ...no. seriously, i'm crying T_T

  • http://twitter.com/fayelfrida fayelfrida

    there's this quote saying:

    "the people that smile and laugh the most are the ones who are suffering the most because the laughter is not only the best medicine,  it's also the best disguise"

    I can feel daesung, he has a strong heart and i salute him for that. 


    Keep Fighting!!!  our angel Daesung
    All VIP always stand by you

  • Jessi

    "It took me some time to adjust to their characters, especially Seungri."

    haha recalls your awkward days, and the Intimate Note episode:D

    "without him, I wouldn't have been able to come back to the music scene."

    tt's true. learning how to be thick-skinned like seungri and to be confident no matter what others say is really a good skill to have in light of your recent controversy.is it me or has seungri and daesung switched personalities recently. haha

  • Vea@Dae

    i can relate myself about daesung's situation> 

  • bukibby

    So heart-felt! <3


    he have humble and great personality..I just love him....kinda cute when he say seungri have 100 percent confidence..lol...cute..:)

  • http://twitter.com/aidajazlina AJ (•͡.̮ •͡ )

    be strong deasung we always behind you to support you ::)

  • BBFantastic

    Oh god daesung whatever happens I will always welcome you with open arms...dont be afraid to look your fans in eye...lol learn from seungri..hes good at it...im happy you decided to come back...bigbang would never be bigbang if one member is missing...be strong and confident daesung ..yes its hard to find a team that could share the same goal for over seven years thats why you guys are special..and have amazing friendship...im just happy I met daesung both in bigbang and variety shows...your smile makes me smile...always be cheerful..vips always love you daesung ^-^

  • maybelle

    such a good interview :) Dae thank you for delivering every perf so so well though you used to be afraid of going up on stages before.
    "When artists are enjoying themselves on stage, the audience can also enjoy their performance." this sentence totally refers to Big Bang
    love you Dae :x
    & i love the third pic, it feels like the hyungs are saying: "Bro, we've got your back"



  • MrsTOP

    I love Daesung. He is such a sweetheart. He makes me so emotional. These interviews have been really in depth and eye opening. Deasung, continue to make us happy with your voice. Fighting!!

  • love riri

    oh dae, your are very good person.

  • SanaSweetko

    We all love Daesung♥

  • Dora Panda

    "but when you look closely, it's totally messed up" loool

  • Maharani09

    Daesung.....for me has a perfect big brother figure. Despite his young age he can be the one who "acts" like a mediator, who can be trusted and makes everyone happy! This boy had gone through so much.... I'm sad everytime I see someone comments him for being the least pretty but hey, his smile is the prettiest. Period. He's so handsome on his own swaggie way :) He's been so tough.... I'm proud of him for being brave to come back on stage, and being happy, even feel stronger than ever... :) I couldn't hold my tears during reading this interview. I already have big big big love for these five guys, and I'm so glad that they're being so supportive to each others, watching each other's back :) See, this interview shows us how diverse Big Bang members again. And now we can see that these different people have a very great family bond. Daesungie, never stop smiling yes... :) Fly, spread the happiness through your smile and your musics :) We always support you, loving you, please don't be afraid to see our eyes again.... You're loved, oppa, we'll help you getting strong and strong again!

    Our smiling angel, keep working hard!! We love you :) Have fun in every Alive concerts and don't forget to rest well!! <3

  • http://twitter.com/munirattiqah Munira Attiqah

    Dae really have beautiful heart...makes me fell in love deeper and deeper with his sweetness... =)

  • Sam Adams

    Oh Daesung, he's such a beautiful individual. I hope he can learn to truly enjoy himself and have confidence in himself. For going through everything he has I think he deserves all the praises in the world.

    • Dguest

      RESPECT. Daesung oppa, I respect you.

  • JasmineAnastasia

    I think one of the reasons I'm so partial to Dae is because when I read his serious interviews I feel like we're similar. I mean I know we grew up on opposite sides of the planet and don't have much in common at all if you look at our life but I was like how he was too... I was always putting on a front of happiness and only doubting myself and being depressed when I was alone. I'm by no means done growing but I've learnt how important it is to appreciate who you are idiosyncrasies, bad habits, talents, short comings everything makes up who you are and you have to gain confidence in that to be a truly happy person. From this article it sounds like he is growing into himself and realizing that he is definitely someone worth a ton of confidence. He is a special and unique guy and I know he has so much more to share with the world and I can't wait to see it!!

  • Fangfing

    a very humble person he is

  • mollaj

    nawww.. I love how the maknaes are getting closer and closer. and I love him just the way he is! 

  • juno_bug

    People should really read all these interviews and see if they can make another harsh opinion about Big Bang. All these time, even me sometimes, have a thought that Big Bang has an arrogant side of them, since they have different style to approach people (not like any Kpop artists) and all the confidence they showed in stage and in their song lyrics (like in GD&TOP albums). BUT, after I read these articles, I feel like I want to slap myself for even have a thought like that. These interviews really show who they really are, not just a group of artist who crazy over famous and popularity. I like the fact that Daesung can more enjoy stages now and always hope the best for him :)

  • fantasticelastic

    I'm happy he's happy! I think the tough times last year really gave him an opportunity to get closer to big bang as a whole and see how much the whole team cares about him. I'm soooo happy to hear that he and Seungri have been getting closer. :) 

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

    Teary eyed throughout the whole interview, really touching T_T
    I can imagine Dae's sweet voice answering the Questions :)
    Dae's so humble, gentle and sweet and we can see that through his honest answers :) love him !!!
    LOVE how Close Seungri and Dae are now T_T ^___^

  • http://aflamed.tumblr.com/ VIP501

    I'm happy, EXTREMELY Happy!
    Im happy because he looks at everything with a positive mindset, if only I could  think a bit like him!

    He really is an AMAZING and STRONG person, we have a 2nd Strong Baby here! lol

    He is the person who most inspires me in BB, and he will always be the one who I look up to! I LOVE YOU KANG DAESUNG!

  • http://www.twitter.com/enalefay EnaLeFay

    AH~ no wonder he looks more energetic on stage nowadays. I always saw him looking tense in the past. And he never did any ad-lib, but nowadays he looks like he's having fun while doing it. XD

    Good to know that you enjoy your stage now, Dae. Keep it up!

    We love you as you are, so don't change, unless the changes make you love yourself more.

    Spread the WINGS and we would fly together with you. =)

  • https://twitter.com/#!/HirooNakamura Hiroo Nakamura

    nice interview. glad to hear that he isn't as glomy and depressed as before.
    Even more glad to hear that he now thinks positively about going up on stage (i was afraid that due to the accident and its aftermath things might've been bad for him now too)


  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LL4QDJLVFDT2RDIZYBALSE75JE angel29

    I really love it whenever Seungri and Daesung compliment each other.  :)

  • JessicaSnow

    it makes me really sad to know how much they have suffered throughout their career. even though they are rich and successful, they have problems like any other person. even though their lives might seem perfect from the outside, they suffer like everybody else. it reminds me of GD's song A Boy. but i'm glad that they are happy now and i hope with all my heart that they continue to be happy and successful<3

  • Aa_BB

    "I'm really grateful that I met them and I doubt if there could be a team that could share one same goal for over seven years like us."Same here daesung oppa!!,, I AM TRULY GRATEFUL THAT I HAVE FOUND BIGBANG!!and i truly doubt if there could be a team like yours in the next coming years of my life...you guys are truly the best in the world!!!!forever and ever!!!!!!

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  • BigBangBaby

    I love Daesung so much, such a genuine sweet soul.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=742905400 K Dol Kan

    Daesung, VIPs all over the world love you for who you are.. don't change!

  • GDBabby

    love you!

  • http://twitter.com/geedaebak g33


  • qistinaBB

    keep strong Daesung ! we always support you from back :')

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  • choomtop22

    Daesung is really humble and has really a good heart.. ^-^

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1471093833 Amilya Phoeung

    I'm crying ;3; 
    Daesung you are so amazing <3
    and you are inspiring and kind. 
    Stay strong DaeDae smiling angel~♥

  • AlisaJ

    I love Daesung.  He truly is amazing and plays a large role in my life.  His smile makes me smile when I'm feeling down as well as his beautiful body and angelic voice. Smell!

  • http://twitter.com/hyper_stura TOP’s craziest babe

    daesung is such strong person!!
    i feel for him!!BIGBANG will x BANG w/o daesung!!
    he looks bright n joyous all da tyme but inside he is timid n all~~
    i hpe he could see n feel our love n get his energy n confidence frm it!!
    i love u oppa!!!
    stay strong n happpy oppa!!

  • bigbangsavedme

    I can't stop crying.
    Daesung you are perfect, okay? Don't let anyone tell you otherwise.
    I love you so much and I will never be able to say thank you enough for being so strong. <3

  • http://twitter.com/TOPBBVIPKRLIS BinguKarlis

    OMG he made mi cry again T_T he is such an amazing person, I luv that he is more confident now and that Seungri help him in that I hope BIG BANG can go on as many years as posible just like Shinhwa, and loving cand caring about each other more than ever, that´s why I´m proud of being a VIP ciz they all are extraordinary persons n_n <3

  • Jaydeisvip

    I realized that I have to learn certain qualities that Seungri has. Slowly, I'm finding a compromising point between us and without him, I wouldn't have been able to come back to the music scene.made me feel all fuzzy inside!