[NEWS]  Akdong Musician’s Lee Chan-hyuk, “It’s Difficult to Name an Ideal Type from 2NE1 Sunbaes Because of their Strong Force”
Brother and sister duo, Akdong Musician’s Lee Chan-hyuk revealed his impression of 2NE1.
Akdong Musician (Lee Chan-hyuk and Lee Soo-hyun) will appear as guests on MBC FM4U “Kim Shin Young’s Hope Song at Noon” at the corner, “Live On Air” which will be broadcasted on the afternoon of the 29th.
On this day, host Kim Shin Young asked Lee Chan-hyuk who his ideal type is among the 2NE1 members. However, Lee Chan-hyuk hesitated, and when he refused to answer, the host wondered about it.
Kim Shin Young followed up the question with, “You mean to say that among the 2NE1 members, you don’t have an ideal type,” and pressed Lee Chan-hyuk about the topic, prompting him to answer, “It’s not that I don’t have an ideal, but just that 2NE1-sunbaenims have so much force,” which prompted laughter with his timid answer.
Finally, Lee Chan-hyuk revealed that his ideal type was Sandara Park, which drew attention.
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Is it a full album?
Yes it is. This is TAEYANG’s second full album called <RISE> with a total of 9 songs,
the first full album in 4 years
since his 1st one <SOLAR> on July 1, 2010.
What can you tell us about the title track?
TAEYANG partook in composing and writing of several tracks in his 2nd album
but the sole title track is “EYES, NOSE, LIPS,“
a joint production of YG’s main producers TEDDY and DEE.P.
For the past few years most YG artists chose and promoted two or three title tracks
so what is the reason behind the decision to pick a single title track
for TAEYANG’s latest album?
As most songs in TAEYANG’s 2nd album were regarded as title tracks at different phases,
selecting joint title tracks was the hardest task.
This is why we chose “EYES, NOSE, LIPS” as a single title track
and decided to focus on it for early promotion.
We offered TAEYANG to be in charge of his solo-album production 4 years ago
and late last year, when the album was nearing completion,
we were about to make tracks #8 “LET GO,” #3 “1AM” and #5 ”BODY” the three title tracks.
However, TAEYANG was keen to work further on the album and at the end of last year,
YG actively got involved. As a result we added tracks #7 “THIS AIN’T IT,”
#4 “STAY WITH ME” featuring G-DRAGON,
and lastly “EYES, NOSE, LIPS”--
which eventually became the single title song of the album.
As mentioned, every time a new song was added, it was excellent enough to be the title
track, but “EYES, NOSE, LIPS” became the single title
because when TAEYANG sang the first line, it was so powerful that our plans of the past
few years simply evaporated.
The excitement was passed on to me as I watched him record the song,
I even suggested, “Young Bae, what about filming an M/V like this for this song?”--
this was the first time for me to propose an idea for a music video for a YG artist since
BIGMAMA’s “BREAK AWAY” music video 11 years ago.
That is how much affection I have for “EYES, NOSE, LIPS.”
The prominent feature of “EYES, NOSE, LIPS “ would be:
From “DON’T CHEAT ON ME” to the recent “RINGA LINGA,” most title tracks accompanied
dance—but “EYES, NOSE, LIPS “ is an R&B slow song that steers away from dance moves
and maximizes the strengths of TAEYANG’s sentimental voice.
Single title track means one music video?
Not exactly… We are unveiling 3 music videos.
The music video of the title track “EYES, NOSE, LIPS“
will be unveiled simultaneously with the online album on June 2nd at 12 a.m.
And the music video of “1AM” with the offline album on June 10th
at 1 a.m.
We recently decided to have an additional video with “BODY”,
the fastest-tempo song in the 2nd album, which we are considering as the follow-up track.
The current making process of “BODY,” to be directed by Seo Hyun Seung, indicates that
the release date is estimated around mid-June.
Thoughts on TAEYANG’s imminent 2nd album release as the producer?
Apart from “RINGA LINGA,” which was already released as a single last year,
there will be 8 songs in TAEYANG’s 2nd album, including the intro.
To fill you in with more details,
despite having 20 complete songs that TAEYANG recorded for the 2nd album,
we carefully selected 9 songs in respect of his wish to focus more on quality than quantity
but all songs are truly exceptional
that they could all be title tracks.
Although there are more I want to say about the latest album
I believe it is right for TAEYANG to do it himself when it is released.
TAEYANG’s 2nd album, fruit borne after 4 years of hard work…
Stay tuned, everyone!
P.S. This morning PSY’s news about new song was broadcasted by the American media.
I will be back soon with more details on PSY and YG’s new boy group “WINNER.”
2014. 5.29FROM YG
As announced, Yang Hyun Suk revealed more information about Big Bang Taeyang’s Rise along with the album’s tracklist.
On May 29, YG Entertainment posted another message from Yang Hyun Suk, explaining Taeyang’s second official album. The album will have a total of nine tracks, featuring several notable names, such as Tablo, Choice 37, Teddy, G-Dragon, PK, The Fliptones, and more.
The title track will be Eyes, Nose, Mouth (translated), which was composed by Taeyang, DEE.P, and Rebecca Johnson with lyrics by Taeyang and Teddy.
Yang Hyun Suk explained that Taeyang will be promoting only one title song as it was too difficult to pick multiple title songs with most of the songs on the album considered a title track at one point. They decided to focus on the intial promotion with Eyes, Nose, Mouth first.
On choosing the title song with so many good candidates, Yang Hyun Suk wrote, “The reason why Eyes, Nose, Mouth became the title song is because when Taeyang sang the first verse in the recording studio, it was a very powerful song that made me feel that all the plans that we’ve made in the past several years just collapsed.”
He immediately began discussing with Taeyang on how to make the music video, making it one of the first times since Big Mama’s Break Away 11 years ago that Yang Hyun Suk actually shared ideas for a music video for YG artists.
Although Taeyang will only be promoting one song, there will be still be three music videos for Eyes, Nose, Mouth, 1AM, and Beautiful. Eyes, Nose, Mouth will be revealed on June 2, 1AM on June 10, and Beautifulsometime in mid-June.
Yang Hyun Suk showed much confidence in the nine songs chosen for Taeyang’s second album, saying each song could be at title song in its own.
He promised that his next message will be about Psy and Winner.
Photo Credit: YG Entertainment
The hip-hop duo, Hyung Don and Dae Jun, have challenged the idol group, BIG BANG.
In the recent episode of MBC Everyone’s “Weekly Idol,” Jung Hyung Don and Defcon hinted that a new album is being prepared. The two MC’s have formed a hip-hop duo as Hyung Don and Dae Jun and have released several songs. “Listen to our music when you’re feeling down and you’ll feel worse,” is what they’re famous for.
During this episode, Defcon challenged BIG BANG by saying, “We are going to release our album on the same day as BIGBANG.” Jung Hyung Don then added on by saying, “Let’s go at it, BIGBANG!”
The duo not only challenged BIG BANG, but they have challenged other idol groups such as BEAST and INFINTE, showing confidence in their skills as a hip-hop duo.
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