Big Bang is back with a new song called “Still Life.” It’s been four years since we last heard from them.
If you look back at Big Bang’s history, you’ll see that they were one of the country’s most popular boy bands when they first came out in 2006. They were often named Artist of the Year, Song of the Year, and Album of the Year at major Asian music awards shows. By the early 2010s, their success had spread to the U.S. There were a lot of projects to celebrate Big Bang’s 10th anniversary in 2016. MADE was released in 2015.
Things started to slow down for Big Bang when each member did their military service. Their last album was “Flower Road,” which came out in 2018. It doesn’t matter that Big Bang doesn’t have any new music, because its members have found other ways to make waves. G-Dragon and T.O.P are important people in the art world because they are collectors of art. If you’ve never used social media, Daesung started a YouTube channel to connect with fans in a different way. Taeyang got married and recently had a son. G-Dragon, T.O.P, Taeyang, and Daesung are back together as a quartet after a rough few years. All the members have now finished their military service.
“Still Life” shows where Big Bang is now, but it’s also a song that long-time fans can connect with. Lyrics like “Goodbye now to my beloved young days” and “I keep remembering those glorious and loving days” bring listeners back to when Big Bang was touring the world and selling out shows with nonstop activity. After more than fifteen years in the business, the members have become more reflective and seem to be happy with where they are and what they’ve done. “Burning all the trauma from the past nights” is what T.O.P talks about when he raps. “I’ll change more than before to become a better person even more.”
G-Dragon and T.O.P are two of the Big Bang members who wrote and sang “Still Life,” which is a rare thing for K-pop groups to do. Song: The melody is reminiscent of soft rock from the Seventies and Eighties. This adds another genre to the list of things Big Bang has tried out.
The music video starts with a shot of Taeyang alone in a field of yellow flowers. Later, G-Dragon looks out at a sea of yellow lights that represent their fans’ light sticks. In the music video, each member is shown alone all the time, with no group shots. It also shows their five-line logo from their MADE album, even though they are now only four people.
The song “Still Life” shows Big Bang’s vulnerability and growth, which makes fans want to see more.
All the songs we’ve chosen as Songs You Need to Know can be found on Spotify in a playlist.