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."
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flumes 28th-Jan-2013 11:04 pm (UTC)
maybe he knows his music sucks and is listening 2 other music 2 try n make it better????
pivotandsway 28th-Jan-2013 11:26 pm (UTC)
he should go reflect instead~
racquelle2005 28th-Jan-2013 11:06 pm (UTC)
I will always admire GD's efforts to go outside of the box and branch into other music genres even if I don't exactly love the song. I will always admire him for it.
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45s 28th-Jan-2013 11:43 pm (UTC)
Baby <3
lexissexist 28th-Jan-2013 11:09 pm (UTC)
He might have tried, but it didn't work.
stephantasm 28th-Jan-2013 11:10 pm (UTC)
wow @ these HATERS rn
cloudynitemare 28th-Jan-2013 11:14 pm (UTC)
mte lol
aleexnews 28th-Jan-2013 11:10 pm (UTC)
What he says is so true but with the mass production of idols, I don't think it can be achieved. I think that's where the problem starts. There are way too many idol groups whose companies will put out anything that sounds catchy enough to get the public's attention without actually caring about the quality.

Then there's the idols that only promote their songs for like month and then come back with a new one already, like BAP. It's just really messy. I understand why the companies do it, because they want to sell. Same reason GD chose his title track to be Crayon (though that was clearly an experiment), he and his company know they still need to make money but that doesn't mean he's necessarily happy with it. I hope his next album brings more of that music he talks about, music that doesn't sound like everything that is already out there. I know that when he tries to experiment with music good things come out so pls dont let us down GD.

Edited at 2013-01-28 11:13 pm (UTC)
mizzyoung 28th-Jan-2013 11:18 pm (UTC)
jaydk 28th-Jan-2013 11:12 pm (UTC)
I agree, especially about the rapidity of the market. I didn't love every song on GD's last solo album, but I was impressed by the diversity of it. I like that he keeps trying new things.
simplyobessed 28th-Jan-2013 11:15 pm (UTC)
odd_fish_stick 28th-Jan-2013 11:14 pm (UTC)
did he lie tho
tokadah 28th-Jan-2013 11:16 pm (UTC)
I just want another album like Heartbreaker. that was such a great one.
laceandskin 28th-Jan-2013 11:30 pm (UTC)
Yeeeees Heartbreaker > One of a Kind.
erbalurbal 28th-Jan-2013 11:18 pm (UTC)
His music is as generic as it gets but I guess its still better than most kpop songs. I don't really care as long as I can jam to it.
pivotandsway 28th-Jan-2013 11:20 pm (UTC)
I can't really hear anything he's saying over the din of his terrible music
misoras 28th-Jan-2013 11:25 pm (UTC)

pikapika217 28th-Jan-2013 11:22 pm (UTC)
poor BB. I wonder if this is why groups that try to not fit in the box of popularity, like Sunny Hill, tend to not get their due because they are trying to be truer to themselves.
pon_pon_pink 28th-Jan-2013 11:27 pm (UTC)
why all the hate? i admire him for writing his own music and trying to think out of the box, also ppl saying BB's sound is always the same confuse me. I've been on a BB roll lately and it always surprises me how different their sound is on each of their albums and the different styles they have tried.
looking forward to hear his new album <3
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laceandskin 28th-Jan-2013 11:29 pm (UTC)
As long as he doesn't make anything similar to One of a Kind. That album was a mess.
asnindie 28th-Jan-2013 11:34 pm (UTC)
I agree with him but then he made the most vapid song off all time in Crayon so yeah..
jaydk 28th-Jan-2013 11:39 pm (UTC)
It's so much fun when he performs it though. It's like High High...maybe it's junk food, but it's awesome junk food with the performers involved. (I must be hungry with all the food analogies ;-).
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