Big Bang (1): “Top Popularity? We Still Have a Long Way to Go.”November 20, 2008
Big Bang is doing ‘big bang’ just like their name. Recently a kiss performance with Lee Hyori at MKMF heated up the online, and SBS “Family Outing” that Daesung is appearing is making a record as first place in variety program rating. The fact that their title, ‘Sunset Glow’ from their 2nd album reaching the top became it’s a ‘obvious’ thing. They are already a ‘big model’ in commercial industry.
As their humor is increasing a bit in every interview, they said, “(we) are worried about what to do from now on” and are in a happy worry. With Daesung’s absent due to of ‘Family Outing’ shooting, rest of members talked honestly about their opinion and worries after running without any break, controversy about clothes, negative comments, and other sensitive cases.
Q; First of all, TOP, kiss performance is a top subject (of a story), how did you end up doing it?
-TOP: It just ended up like this while we were planning for a performance. Just coincident. Umm, I feel cautious to answer. (laugh)
Q: Wouldn’t there be a special reason that TOP did it when there are 5 members?
-SR: Because a performance needed acting skill very much, we thought if TOP would match most if he does it.
Q: Whose idea was it for SR’s ‘U-Go-Girl’?
-SR: Hyori suggested if we make male version of ‘U-Go-Girl’ and let Seungri do it. I don’t know why. (laugh)
Q: There’s something that we need to clarify as we go into main topic. Is ‘Sunset Glow’ a remake or a sampling?
-SR: It’s a sampling. You can see it as same as how Se7en did a sampling of ‘I know’ of Taiji Boys before. We just used the chorus, and rest was made new.
Q: Big Bang is receiving a big points in creativity side, was there any opinions about putting completely new songs because it’s an official album?
-TY: We picked(and talked about) mammonism with a song called ‘Dirty Cash’; we try to reflect social atmosphere a lot for official albums.
When YG first told us to do ‘Sunset Glow’ we were doubtful. But the song came out well as we worked on it, and we thought about showing this song to adults too because it’s an official album. We recorded during 3rd mini album, and it came out well so we kept it as a title song.
Q: Your promotional activity must be longer since it’s an official album.
-TY: We are going to have a concert end of January next year. We are going to be active until then, after I think we are going to United States.
Q: By the way, G-Dragon, are you feeling sick? you wore sunglasses.
-GD: No, I got an eye infection because I slept so much last night. I slept deep because there wasn’t any schedule.
-TOP: Everyone just slept. I think we are a bit relaxed (now).
Q: I assume your know-how to fight with sleep increased?
-TY: I don’t think sleep is a subject to overcome. Sleep is there to sleep (laugh). I used to take care of personal stuff whenever there was a spare time before, but I sleep a lot whenever I have time now.
Q: That means you are busy that much. Big Bang’s position now, aren’t you proud?
-TY: I haven’t thought that way, we still have a long way to go; it’s been only 3 years. I know that a lot of people gives love to us, (and) I think I need to work harder every time (I am aware of that). We are worried about what we should do from now on instead of thinking about how much we have came.
Q: What are Big Bang’s strength and weakness?
-GD: Our strength is everyone has different personality. We have different music taste team wise, and I think there are different talents within our team. We have our own color. Weakness, we don’t have any. (laugh)
-TOP: There aren’t any weakness or limit we feel yet. If we think there are limits, I don’t think we will be able to show anything on a stage.
-GD: Mmm. There are parts where we can’t practice every details because we don’t have enough time to practice. Because we have been doing it in short period of time, there are parts we need to complement for performances.
Q: ‘Sunset Glow’ has a cute atmosphere all over. I think TOP would feel a bit awkward. (laugh)
-TOP: No. I wonder if viewers feel awkward; I think I can be cute enough too. (laugh)