7:45 pm - 01/28/2013
GD reveals his honest thoughts on the Korean music industry
G-Dragon revealed his honest thoughts on the Korean music industry.
At the press conference for the finale of Big Bang‘s world tour in Seoul, he said, “I’ve been thinking that Korean music has been for the most part, limited in scope to just one genre. (When producing music) I tried to think less of music that is simply appealing to the masses.”
He also added, “Rather than listening to just Korean music with a rapidly changing landscape, I listen to a variety of music from many genres. I wish we could go back to the time when we made music that made memories. In other countries, as long as a song is good, a new album can have a positive response two, three, or even 6 months after its release.”
Source: TV Report via akp
Netizenbuzz offers a slightly different translation btw:
"Lately, I've been feeling that Korean music is becoming confined to one genre. I personally tried to produce music with less of what the public wanted in mind. Instead of Korean music, which has a fast turnover rate, I tend to listen to songs distinctive to different genres over a long period of time. I hope that we go back to the times where music was produced for the intention of creating memories. In America, it takes sometimes a month up to six months for there to be any type of response after an album's initial release."