[YG PROJECT] BIGBANG - Alive & Still Alive (Part 5)!
After the ‘ALIVE’ album, the ‘STILL ALIVE’ also received a lot of attention. The innovative styles and visual concepts as well as the music were extremely popular. Only in the first of the year, the album sales were 110 thousand and considering the short period of time, this was a tremendous outcome. Only with 2 albums, the sales in the first half of the year were 400 thousand. ‘Still Alive’ was created because there were so much love and s for a full version after listening to the intro ‘ALIVE’ in the last 5th mini-album. The strong determination expressed in the lyrics will be the most noticeable aspect of the song.
Monster: ‘Monster’ has BIGBANG’s unique, sad mood and a beautiful piano melody on a house tempo is combined with an addictive chorus line. The music video captures the strong, monster-like images harmoniously. The lyrics express the desperate emotions of men who do not want to be monsters for the loved ones even when all others criticize them.
Feeling: Germany’s famous DJ, ‘BOYS NOIZE’ and G-Dragon and TOP worked together for this song and its rhythmic sound gives out BIGBANG’s unique, free-spirited energy.
빙글빙글: ‘Bingble Bingle’s most remarkable part is the lyrics. It’s about a guy asking daringly to his lover for honesty and to be upfront rather than making him go around in circles. Its wild voices and exciting beats are amazing and the song also gives some retro feelings with electronic guitar reefs.
Ego: ‘EGO’ has that unique balance between metaphorical lyrics and addictive melody line which BIGBANG’s is excellent at executing. It’s a groovy, electronic-pop song that tells about feelings of a guy who has fallen in love.
- BIGBANG ALIVE GALAXY TOUR
Where All the Biggest Stars Gather
BIGBANG’s latest journey, ‘2012 ALIVE Galaxy Tour’. From ‘ALIVE’ to ‘STILL ALIVE’, BIGBANG finished their official Korea schedules and begun their first world tour. This world tour will be on 16 countries, 25 cities beginning from Asia first and to North America, South America and Europe. From the beginning, this tour was a special project because it was Live Nation, the world’s best concert production company who first suggested BIGBANG for a world tour.
Live Nation has done some promotional works with Korean artists and helped out with one or two large-scale concerts but BIGBANG will be the first Asian artists to work with Live Nation in full scale. Live Nation’s cooperation meant that BIGBANG was now a world level artists. The staffs that will be participating on this world tour are brilliant as well. Laurieann Gibson who worked with Lady Gaga’s The Monster Ball Tour, and choreographed her hits Poker Face will be joining the world tour as a head director. She also previously worked with stars as Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Beyonce and Katy Perry. Leroy Bennett, who worked with Madonna, Paul McCartney and the Eagles, will also join as a stage and lightning designer and Ken Van Druten, a world-level sound engineer who was in charge of the sound for Eminem, Jay-Z and Linkin Park concerts will be part of the team as well.
This is without doubt the best line up of staffs for a world tour. To create Korea’s first world tour at the best quality possible, world’s No.1 brand Samsung will be sponsoring the tour.
This collaboration between a world-level company who leads and sets the trend of smartifacts industry, and a world-level idol group who represent the popular ‘Korean Wave’ became the hottest topic of the year.
The recent concert held in China was simply earth shaking. Airport was almost Inoperable with nearly 2,000 fans welcoming BIGBANG and as BIGBANG moved some fans even followed them zealously via taxi. The concert seats were surely sold out and the fans were going wild with BIGBANG’s appearance. Considering that this is BIGBANG’s first concert in China, it was a huge success.
After a successful concert in China, it will be an interesting thing to see the impact BIGBANG will make as they take their next move on the ‘2012 BIGBANG ALIVE GALAXY TOUR’.
* To find out about a detail tour schedules, please visit BIGBANG’s official Facebook page. ( alive.ygbigbang.com )