[Issue IS] Why does BIGBANG release August’s new album on the 5 not on the 1 of the month?

2015-07-24 11:00 am

[일간스포츠=황미현 기자] BIGBANG who has been releasing new songs on the 1 of every month in their “MADE” series will release August’s new songs on the 5 of the month.

“E”, the last album of “MADE” series, will be released on August 5. YG’s official blog has also posted a teaser image of GD&TOP. The image shows the back of G-DRAGON and T.O.P who will perform as a unit team for the first time in five years.

BIGBANG has been releasing a single of their comeback series from May on the 1 of every month. However, for this August, the date is the 5 of the month. The reason behind that is because BIGBANG is now out of Korea for their world tour and August 1 is Saturday.

YG Entertainment explains, “Every new release of ‘MADE’ series has been live-broadcasted for countdown with fans. However, August 1 is Saturday and the members will be doing world tour at that time. So we inevitably changed the date.” So, the reason behind the changed date is because BIGBANG members wanted to count-down the new release with fans.

For “E” album, not all the team members but G-DRAGON and T.O.P will release a new song. It is the first time for the two to perform as a unit team in five years since 2010. Fans’ expectations are rising for the synergy to be created by the two.

BIGBANG has been sweeping the No.1 on music charts from May 1 this year, with their comeback project “MADE” series. “M”’s “LOSER” and “BAE BAE” dominated top places on charts for a long time and “A”’s “BANG BANG BANG” and “WE LIKE 2 PARTY” followed the footsteps to gain a big success. In July when the rainy season began, sentimental song “IF YOU” and cool and exciting song “SOBER” took the No.1 in TV music shows without any TV performance, showing a great potential.

BIGBANG is now preparing to hit another home-run with new album “E”. Expectations for the synergy to be created by G-DRAGON and T.O.P to mark the finale of the series will continue to rise.

2015. 7. 24.