Tuesday, 10 September 2013 10:15 | By Joanna Goh

BIGBANG: It’s hard to imagine our future

The K-pop band who just turned seven tells xinmsn where they will be five years down the road


BIGBANG

BIGBANG may be the first Korean band to land a spot on the Billboard 200 charts and hold six dome tours across Japan, but ask the accomplished pop group where they see themselves in the next five years and you get answers filled with uncertainty – very much unlike the group’s confident stage personas.

“Frankly, it’s hard to imagine our future [in the next five years],” said TOP, in an e-mail interview with xinmsn, “We just want to do our best to provide joy to fans with good music. We have been able to make music for the past seven years due to the continuous love and support from our fans.”

While TOP’s sketchy reply may sound a tad disturbing, there’s little to be worried about – if there’s anything that’d keep the BIGBANG flame burning bright, it’s their love for fans, music and the brotherly bonds between its members.

Sure, the group may be caught neck-deep in solo activities and preparations for concert tours right now, but the five members will always make it a point to check in on each other. “It’s different depending on each situation [if we meet up during individual activities]. We usually go to wherever the active member is working and monitor their promotions and support each other,” said Seungri.

And the brotherhood between BIGBANG is one to be envied. Staying true to their words about supporting one another, G-Dragon, who just released a new solo album Coup D'Etat, made a surprise appearance at their maknae’s (Seungri) CD autograph session just last weekend.

BIGBANG's G-Dragon at Seungri's fan-sign

Seungri autographed "I was surprised!" on GD's album

The 25-year-old leader even shared a lighthearted moment online when he gushed about his autographed album on Instagram: “I met Seungri oppa today and he signed my CD. I don’t think I can sleep tonight.”

Fans who are expecting BIGBANG to put out a new album soon will have to keep waiting. It’s unlikely that the quintet will release any new material in the second half of 2013 as they are focused on “individual activities” and an upcoming six dome tour in Japan (from Tokyo to Osaka, Fukuoka, Nagoya, Sapporo and Seibu). But keep waiting for it, the band promised to “meet fans through a new album once we feel that we have prepared sufficiently for it.”

If you can’t afford air tickets to Japan to catch them perform as a group again (just like us), the quintet will be making a quick pit stop in Singapore for the upcoming Singapore Grand Prix 2013 to perform as one of the main entertainment highlights on September 20. It will be a night you won’t want to miss. Read on for more.

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