Through Toronto based events production and promotion company KpopMe!, we recently had the opportunity for a Q&A session with BIGBANG’s Taeyang, who will be embarking on his ‘White Night’ World Tour.
During the interview, Taeyang talked about what BIGBANG means to him, his World Tour, his future, and more. Check out the interview below!
Q. How do you feel about your album release?
I am very excited and happy to be able to release a new solo album after my ‘RISE’ album, which was released 3 years and 2 months ago. I wanted to meet and give back to my fans with a good album because ‘Eyes Noes Lips’ had received so much love. So, by collaborating with new producers, we have created an album that has my own particular color. I am very satisfied that I am able to release an album in which I have fully express myself.
Q. Please explain your albums concept.
All my solo albums starting from ‘Hot’, ‘Solar’ and all the way up to ‘RISE’ were
all albums representing a hot sun ‘TAEYANG’ rising. That’s when I thought,
‘Once the sun rises, all it has left to do is to set; I started to ponder about what kind
of album I should make.’ After long hours of thinking alone, I had a sudden
inspiration by the idea of White Night; thus, the reason why I named this album,
“WHITE NIGHT”. I wanted to be able to show and express an overflowing and
dynamic life of a sunless white night. This is the base to my concept, in order to
portray myself at the fullest capacity.
Q. What is something that you consider the most important aspect when creating
Because this album is not a release just for myself, but for my fans, it is important
that they will be able to relate, therefore I think genuineness is the most
important aspect. Up until now in BIGBANG and my solo activities, genuineness
was always kept as a priority, and I will continue to do this.
Q. For the song “Darling,” it is hard to predict the choreography. What kind of
stage are you preparing for it?
I will convey the feeling of “Darling” with various visual elements reflected on the
stage rather than choreography. In addition, I want to express the broadest
possible stage through directing.
Q. Is there anything you have been worrying about lately?
Many things I have been worrying about since I was young are slowly
disappearing. Rather, the more I age, the simpler I am and I question the nature
of my life more profoundly. It is very easy for one to age, however, it is very
difficult to mature according to that age. I want to portray Artist ‘Taeyang’ and just
human ‘Dong YoungBae’ as a more matured person.
In addition, music used to be something that I thought was the only thing I could
do when I was younger; however, now it is essential and I feel its importance and
am grateful for it being close to me.
Q. What does BIGBANG mean to you?
For me, BIGBANG is the most precious thing that has made my roots as an artist.
BIGBANG is something that I have been with since my childhood. I believe that the musical color that we presented for a long time as BIGBANG is so important that I absolutely cannot ignore it and it absolutely should not be ignored. Recently, G-Dragon also released an album and is on his world tour. We are positive motivators to each other. I think the influence of our group BIGBANG is vast even during personal activities.
Q. How does it feel to be going on a World Tour that has the same title as your album?
For any artist, a World Tour is one of the most ideal and desired goals. I am
always thankful and happy to be able to perform right in front of the fans that
listen to and adore my album. I am also very excited and anticipated to be able to
meet my fans not only in Korea but also fans abroad.
Q. In the future as a singer, what kinds of activities would you like to pursue?
After debuting as a member of BIGBANG, all the things I’ve been doing for about 10 years is what I have dreamed about doing even before my debut as a singer. I do not
know what the next 10 years will look like; however, if I continue to do as I have
done until now, with steady and continuous activity, I will be very happy.
Source: Allkpop (due to exclusive interview)
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