Yes yes! I'm back again to bring you an interview that BIGBANG did for their anniversary!
We've seen our boys transition into men (into oppas), these past 10 ten years, well in a special interview on next month’s ‘Talk Asia’, CNN Seoul Correspondent Paula Hancocks met up with BIGBANG and managed to get an in-depth interview with the guys, going over the last 10 years and what they hope for in the next.
The interview will not air until the second week of September, but I managed to find this article that had the highlights to get us hyped up for it!
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[Topic] What makes them (BIGBANG) different?
G-Dragon: “Our performances are not just with one element from beginning to the end, there are some solo parts in between. When others look at our performances, they not only just looked cool but also have some fun elements. For example, we wear fun costumes and show the cute side of us, or add many comical elements and produce diverse dance steps throughout the performances. We do some surprise entries for the openings, put some fast tempo songs in between and make the crowd excited. We sing some emotional songs as well. We think a lot about the flow of our performances and we want the audiences can feel it themselves.”
[Topic] What is the bond among BIGBANG members like?
Taeyang: “Well of course there were hard times in between but over time we have become friendlier and we really like each other even outside of work. The more we are together, the more we make each other laugh... and we are the happiest when five of us are together. That kind of relationship is the reason that makes us last longer.”
[Topic] What it takes to be a K-pop superstar?
G-Dragon: “Not twelve hours of training a day but almost, like most of the days. But that’s how it work in the K-pop training system. I don’t know about other countries because we never experience it, but Korea’s entertainment industry has such system established already and we just get into that system.”
[Topic] What about the mandatory military service in South Korea?
Taeyang: “We have been asked questions concerning that the most. Of course there are many tasks and responsibilities lying ahead of us, but those are stuff we are supposed to do naturally. And apart from that, as how we did so far, or because we want to fill the next 10 years in a better way, I think that’s why many people worry even more. Fans or the public. They worry a lot what will happen to Big Bang, they worry about this sort of stuff, Rather than worries, we are keeping a very happy mind, we have always been this way. As we have been doing so far, we are looking forward to the next 10 years with pleasant mind, and everyone is confident of doing new things, We have dreams so that’s why each day is exciting.
[Topic] Where they want to be in ten years?
Taeyang: “Whatever happens, it’s been like this so far but I think we are going to continue doing stuff that each of us want to do and like doing. For the past ten years we have been influencing so many people by making music and performing on the stage. We have been doing that and of course we will continue doing things like that. But in the next ten years, I think we should approach with a bigger picture as Big Bang. Each of us is thinking that our next step shouldn’t just limited to things like music and stage. We want to become a group that can really give good influence to people, and to be such individuals, that would be our next step.
G-Dragon: “I always think today is better than yesterday, and tomorrow is better than today. It might be slow but we moved forward continuously and that’s why I think we are here. And I think that’s how it will be in the future. I will keep try to be like on a new level every day.”
T.O.P: “I hope we have been making new examples that didn’t exist before and I want to become someone who can contribute a lot to the Korean culture. Whether it’s music, performance or a video, I feel like being someone who can always show something new and proposing new ideas to people.”
Daesung: “We hope to be a bigger influence to the overall genre, a good influence. As many people listen to our music, we should continue producing good music as well as other stuff.”
Seungri: “For me, rather than trying to do something new for the next ten years, I think protecting what we have achieved so far and continuing like this is important. It’s easier to go down than going up. I think we should keep things we have achieved so far and I hope they will be consistent for another ten years.”
That is all that I could pry out and share. :(
Please look forward to the full release of the in-depth interview because by the sounds of it, it's going to cause some tears! D'x
Knowing these dorks, I'm sure that whatever they decide to do next, the VIP fandom will be there support and illuminate their paths 100% of the way! :D
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