Big Bang’s Taeyang Shares His Thoughts on Winner and iKON
Big Bang’s Taeyang shared his honest thoughts on his YG junior groups Winner and iKON.
Taeyang attended the roundtable interview for GD X Taeyang’s single Good Boy on November 25 in a café in Mapo-gu, and was asked, “Winner performed last year and iKON performed this year during Big Bang Japanese tour’s opening stage. You watched them closely. Were there any difference between them?”
Taeyang started, “Their colors were definitely different.”
Taeyang said, “Both groups competed against each other through the same audition program but they were different. I think the iKON members have a stronger hip-hop feel. I couldn’t predict their next moves.”
About Winner, he said, “I don’t know if it’s because they are older than iKON, but they were calmer,” adding, “I felt like they were working hard to convey the story well.”
The Winner and iKON members competed again each other last year through Mnet’s WIN: Who Is Next, dividing up into team A and team B. When team A won, Winner got the chance to debut, while team B later got the opportunity to debut as iKON through Mix&Match.
When Winner and iKON decorated the opening stages of Big Bang’s Japan tour in 2013 and 2014, Taeyang and G-Dragon were able to watch the two groups’ growth more closely than anyone else.
About his teamwork with G-Dragon, Taeyang said, “I was able to enjoy working comfortably with G-Dragon, who is a good friend of mine,” adding, “Since we worked together for a long time until now and know each other so well, we were able to make a song that is more than what we wanted.”
Meanwhile, Good Boy is a song co-written by G-Dragon, The Fliptones and Freedo with the lyrics written by G-Dragon. It features catchy trap beat along with G-Dragon’s sentimental rap and melody as well as Taeyang’s groovy vocals.
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