Member Daesung who was present at the event remarked, “The track “Still Alive” is my favorite from this fifth mini album. You can probably see from the lyrics that the song displays a lot of emotional change.”
“I truly feel alive when I hear this song, and I become grateful for every single day,” he continued. “I listen to this song every morning as I begin my day. The song well captured all the different emotions I felt when I recorded the song.”
Though Big Bang has no plans to promote the album in Korea, they will be meeting with fans through their Re-Branding Project. Hyundai Card properly expressed Big Bang’s growth as musicians, as well as their thoughts, dilemmas, and more with a new logo, Brand Identity, album jacket, MV, and more. They even produced a brand guide-book for Big Bang.
They are also launching a new music project titled ‘Re-Monster’. Various musicians are encouraged to reinterpret Big Bang’s new song “Monster” and introduce it to Hyundai Card MUSIC. All the songs will be officially presented, and the most popular ‘Re-Monster’ track will receive a performance opportunity as well as a chance to release a digital single.
In related news, Big Bang released their special album on June 3rd. 5 of the 9 tracks are fresh new songs, and their title song “Monster” is still ranking #1 on major music sites in Korea.
Individual member teasers building up to the release of the music video also received much attention, with a total of 5.9 million views; T.O.P’s teaser had the most views at two million, followed by G-Dragon at 1.6 million, Taeyang at 940K, Seungri at 880K, and Daesung at 480K.
The quality of the video itself also surpasses those of others in the country at the moment, featuring a blockbuster like quality. The “Monster” music video shows each member interpreting the “monster” character in their own way, highlighting their different personalities and styles. This video affirms Big Bang’s status as stylish trendsetters. Post-production alone took around a month, and the video is of such high caliber it almost transcends beyond the music video category and into the movie realm. “Monster” absorbs you much beyond its humble five minute running time.
The song is causing a sensation on music charts as well. Music from Big Bang’s special edition album, Still Alive, took all top five spots on the charts, even without any special promotional activity from Big Bang. This is getting people to understand the popularity of Big Bang and their prominence in the music industry.
In the meantime, the boys of Big Bang are busy performing for hundreds of thousands of fans in Japan for the Japanese stop of their Alive World Tour. Their “Still Alive” special addition album, produced in collaboration with Hyundai Card, goes on sale nationwide on June 6.