1. When is your most memorable stage?
Taeyang: I’ll make it.
2. Your happiest moment?
Taeyang: MTV EMA
3. The fan who left a strong impression on you?
Taeyang: You, who read it.
4. What do you want to hear most?
Taeyang: Well.. nothing..
5. What do you think about the world tour?
Taeyang: It’s fun. I think I can handle it well.
6. What is V.I.P to you in 6 letters (in Korean)?
Taeyang: Fantastic Baby
Just watching this old interview is making me so excited for Taeyang’s next solo release!
Favorite fashion brands and designers
VERSACE, DRIES VAN NOTEN, GIVENCHY / MY Lovely STYLIST (JI EUN)
Favorite Underwear Styles
CHROME HEARTS (ALL CHROME HEARTS)
Favorite sport and team
BASKETBALL,CHICAGO BULLS (WHERE JORDAN WAS PLAYER)
“See you in two years,” Taeyang said after he wrapped up his interview with 10Asia. The magazine has been interviewing the artist in two-year basis: in 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2012. What this coincidental meeting with Taeyang left was a recorded process of his growth as a grown up and changes he had in his life. The idol who first made his public appearance through a reality program in 2006, which revealed all his debuting process to the viewers, became a rising star in black music in the country with his first solo album released in 2008. In 2010, he showed off his talent that gave him the title of a composer, producer and performer in his first full-track album “Solar.” Finally in 2012, Big Bang began sweeping local and international music charts with “ALIVE,” even gaining the ‘Worldwide act’ award at the MTV Europe Music Awards. Now, they are waiting to kick off ‘the’ world tour. During the past six years, the 18-year-old boy has grown to become a 24-year-old man and his group, Big Bang is only a few steps away from meeting a new world. Having experienced the success and the worst scenarios as artists in the past few years, Taeyang is now standing at the half point of his 20s. The group’s popularity has reached its peak and they’re ready to make a new start. Even if it is possible that Big Bang could become bigger stars than they are now, restoring the same vibe and beauty they have right at this moment of their lives would be impossible. 10Asia will be recording that moment of each member for the next five days. First to come is, of course, Taeyang. We hope to meet him again in 2 years.
Q: What have you bought recently?
Taeyang: I’m liking scarves at the moment, and a while ago I bought a scarf with the classic Versace pattern
Q: What’s your room like?
Taeyang: All the members are living together at the moment so I can’t really devote myself to it, but I’m collected ‘ONE PIECE’ figurines so I’m planning on making a shelf for them.
Aim to be an unprecedented artist who is recognized like ‘SOL=music’
“This album is an innovative work for Big Bang.
Reflecting that we had been mindful of the trends too much [previously], all of the members have [now] given their opinions, and each one’s individuality was brought to the fore.”