BIGBANG’s Taeyang Talks Collaborating with BTS’ Jimin and How Their Collaboration Started – Kpopnews

BIGBANG’s Taeyang Talks Collaborating with BTS’ Jimin and How Their Collaboration Started – Kpopnews

Tae Yang by BIGBANGThe long-awaited comeback song from “VIBE” with btsit is jimin just released, and to commemorate the iconic collaboration, rolling Stone published an exclusive interview with the BIGBANG member.

BTS’ Jimin (left) and BIGBANG’s Taeyang (right) | @theblacklabel/Instagram

In October, Taeyang cleaned up his Instagram account, deleting all his photos and replacing his profile picture with a plain black image.

Taeyang’s Instagram profile before

Taeyang’s Instagram profile afterwards

Fans speculated about the significance of the social media purge, wondering if it hinted at a long-awaited comeback.

The VIPs seemed to have their answer in December when it was revealed that Taeyang would be changing his career. YG entertainment to its daughter label, THE BLACK LABEL.

Hello, I’m YG Entertainment.

We would like to inform you that BIGBANG member Taeyang will be joining YG Entertainment subsidiary THE BLACK LABEL as an artist. We are very happy to bring you this news.

He will remain a member of the YG and BIGBANG family. We understand that many people are waiting for BIGBANG to be known and we will work hard to make it happen.

thank you

-YG entertainment

Taeyang by BIGBANG | @theblacklabel/Instagram

Shortly after, Taeyang’s single “VIBE” starring BTS’ Jimin was announced.

Jimin is known to be a longtime fan from Taeyang, but the BIGBANG member was not fully aware of this as there were no overlapping promotions. In his interview with rolling StoneTaeyang explained how the two were able to bring their collaboration to life.

Turns out he’s the co-founder of THE BLACK LABEL plush park He helped forge the connection after pioneering the idea two years ago.

Teddy mentioned in passing that he thought people would really appreciate it if I collaborated with Jimin on a great song. It really impressed me and I thought it was a great idea, so I always kept it in the back of my mind.

– Taeyang

Taeyang shared that he became closer to the group last summer while attending various events with the members of BTS. Taeyang was seen WaitThe legendary album release party and also met RM from BTS at a book launch and art fair.

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RM from BTS (left), photographer Mok Jungwook (middle) and Taeyang from BIGBANG (right) at Mok’s book launch party

Taeyang revealed that he shares meals with the members, and the idea of ​​a collaboration came naturally from a conversation with Jimin. Taeyang had previously worked with Teddy on the song, cuddle, vinceOui 24 more than two years earlier, but the song was not completed until Taeyang was able to connect organically with Jimin.

As expected, Jimin’s hard work and talent impressed Taeyang, who praised his young man’s work ethic in the industry.

Jimin put in more effort than anyone and I’m very grateful for that.

– Taeyang

Listen to Taeyang and Jimin’s song “VIBE” below!