Big Bang (2): “We Will be More Prudent and Careful.”November 20, 2008
Reaching to the top and holding on the top; which one would be more difficult. It’s hard to decide easily. Because it’s something that involves a lot of worry and self-reflection for the other’s case as well.
Same for Big Bang who received 20s and 30s’ absolute support through a big hit with ‘Lies’ in 2007. Big Bang was blessed with highest popularity this year again as other singers expressed their envy (of Big Bang’s popularity) straightforward, but their effort and reflection is continuing. Thus they intend to learn and grow again. Big Bang answered sincerely with serious face (expression) even on sensitive questions.
Q: (People say) popularity and negative comments are balanced; do you read comments often? How about you, TOP?
-TOP: Hold on, Why (to) me? (laugh) Honestly, what we are feeling is that there are things that aren’t fair. We first wanted to persuade them however we could, but it was difficult to do it.
-TY: I think people who use Internet say whatever they want to say because they don’t reveal themselves completely. I don’t think it’s an issue that can be fixed by just saying ‘let’s this fix in this way.’
-TOP: We won’t be able to do our work if we care about all of them. In any way we monitor our stages (performances) ourselves so we can improve ourselves, but we try not to watch much when are active.
Q: It seems like there are a lot things you need to take care of as your popularity raises. G-Dragon’s clothes became the issue last year?
-GD: That was really my fault.
Q: What is the reason why there wasn’t any explanation after the incident?
-GD: Umm, I had no idea what to say. I think I didn’t know when, how, and what I should say. People pointed out the part where I did wrong, but I felt awkward (weird) to explain in haste; I did wrong.
-TY: It was really our fault that we didn’t check on that clothes. Instead of making excuses, I think it’s best to be pay attention more and more careful from now on.
Q: Do you remember during an interview, for a question ‘Do you feel any difficulties after you became a singer,’ you answered ‘There’s nothing other than not being able to sleep’? If you receive a same question, how is your answer going to change?
– TOP: In any way, as you gain, there are things you lose. Spare time to spend with my family and to meet friends decreased, thus feeling of loneliness seems big.
Q: Did you plan anything to overcome loneliness?
– TOP: No. (laugh) Because there are a lot of happy things too. I am not having a hard time to look for solutions.
Q: How is the relationship between members? For other groups, they slowly have conflicts while they are together for 2-3 years. (laugh)
-TOP: Our personalities are so different and our age is different as well, thus we don’t have any conflicts. We become like a family as time passes by. For example, when we go out to eat together and Seungri taking care of me, it seems like he’s doing it to a real brother. He was never like this before. (laugh) Now our parents become very close, so it’s impossible for us not to be like a family.
Q: By the way, Seungri, you put your solo song ‘Strong Baby’ in this 2nd album?
-SR: Taeyang and Daesung had their own solo songs. YG asked “You want to do it too, right?” and gave me a chance. A composer who wrote Rain’s ‘Rainisim’ and G-Dragon worked together for this song. It means ‘I grew up so come to me now.’ I thought I needed a transformation now. (laugh)
Q: Will the performance of the song be sexy like Rain?
-SR: I don’t think so. I thought about the concept, I might reveal it on next concert.
Q: Why? Don’t you do weight training?
-SR: Taeyang, Daesung, and TOP have a great body, but I am small compare to them. I am not sure being muscular (for my body).
Q: TOP, I heard you exercise a lot even at dawn?
-TOP: Because it becomes dawn when schedule is over. Because our job is viewed by people, I get a greed that I need to show myself becoming better as time passes by. It looks good to look healthy to people.
Q: Is there any member in diet?
-TY: In any way, we become particular about food because it would be a waste of exercising. Jiyong and Seungri eat whatever they want. Jiyong has a physical constitution of not gaining weight no matter how much he eats. Seungri just can’t bear if he wants to eat. (laugh)
-TOP: Seungri eats cookie while he’s lying down an hour after he exercises hard. (laugh)
Q: Big Bang can’t leave out fashion too.
-TOP: There are some items that we are holding on to, (because of those) we have worries.
-TY: Because our free period between albums aren’t long, it’s hard to change our style often.
Q: Since you brought up free period, what are your plans to do during free period next year?
-TY: Daesung probably continue doing programs that he’s been doing, TOP is going to start shooting drama, and G-Dragon will release his solo album.
-SR: I want to learn more for my self-development. I will learn singing, dance, and dance at United States. Other members’ pronunciations are good, but I still need to learn more.
Q: Aren’t you all good at English?
-TY: We aren’t that fluent yet. We pronounce words as we hear and understand.
Q: If you are staying at United States for 2-3 months, I can probably see Big Bang’s new album on second half of the year.
-SR: That’s right!
Big Bang will be an artist that can’t be excluded in award ceremonies end of this year. It has been ‘barely 3 years now’ and have items they are holding on to for next activities (promotions). Also, they are becoming mature in every step and making up their wrong doings. They ‘already’ reached to the top, but they are an unusual group that brings anticipation of their next journey to us.