[동아닷컴=전효진 기자] Group BIGBANG’s SEUNGRI is making his solo comeback in 5 years.
Following the comeback D-DAY poster revealed today (20th) at 12 AM, YG Entertainment activated the 9 AM release and V LIVE counter at the same time, noticing SEUNGRI’s splendid comeback.
Today at 6 PM, SEUNGRI will reveal his first solo album ‘THE GREAT SEUNGRI’ through various music platforms. The title song ‘1, 2, 3!’ and sub-title song ‘WHERE R U FROM’ will be in the front lines. SEUNGRI created MVs for both songs and is planning to repay the fans’ support with his various charms.
▲ Written and Composed 8 of 9 Tracks! Debut as an Executive Producer
The album is composed of 9 tracks, and is organized with various genres including Dance, R&B, and EDM. SEUNGRI will display his growth as a solo artist by participating in the writing and composing of 8 tracks out of the 9 tracks in the album. SEUNGRI stated, “I tried to raise the quality of the album as much as I can, with the help of professional producing teams” and displayed his confidence by adding, “Eventually, great songs were produced”.
▲ SEUNGRI X TEDDY ‘YG Hit Maker’ Combination
The title song ‘1, 2, 3!’ was written and composed by YG’s hit maker, TEDDY. SEUNGRI worked with TEDDY numerous times as a member of BIGBANG, but this will be his first time working with TEDDY as a solo artist. In his work with TEDDY, SEUNGRI stated, “He wanted to create a song that’s ‘possible because of SEUNGRI’ from the first meeting. After watching him create the song ‘1, 2, 3!’, I felt why TEDDY is called ‘god-TEDDY’ one more time”.
▲ ‘YG Brothers’ MINO-B.I Supports SEUNGRI
WINNER’s MINO and iKON’s B.I helped SEUNGRI as featuring artists. MINO participated in the sub-title song ‘WHERE R U FROM’ and made appearance in the MV, adding his special color into SEUNGRI’s new music. iKON’s B.I also featured in the song ‘MOLLADO’, adding completion to the track. People are wondering what kind of synergy effects the collaboration between junior and senior YG artists will bring for the listeners.
On the juniors that helped SEUNGRI, he explained, “I don’t have to explain, since they’re really good”. He also revealed a behind-the-scenes episode by stating, “We started for fun in the beginning, and eventually it became reality. It wasn’t something planned”.
Prior to making comeback with ‘THE GREAT SEUNGRI’ today at 6 PM, SEUNGRI will meet the fans at 5 PM through V App Countdown Live ‘Hello? Is This SEUNGRI!’, an hour before the release. He will start his solo comeback activities through various performances afterwards.
With comeback ahead, SEUNGRI stated, “I would like to repay the public’s love I have received for over 10 years as the youngest member of BIGBANG”. He revealed his determinations by adding, “Since the other members are enlisted and currently vacant, I will try my best to make up for it and repay for them as well”.
2018. 7. 20.