Big Bang's Daesung starts military service

Erika Holt
March 15, 2018

Fans were seen gathered outside the place, saying their goodbyes to their favorite South Korean singer.

Outside of his success of over a decade with Big Bang, Daesung has carved out a formidable solo career in Japan by releasing two solo albums, "D'scover" and "D-Day", since 2013.

With four out of the five BIGBANG members now in the military, the group will go on a temporary hiatus while youngest member Seungri works on his solo activities. "This is not the end of us/ I hope we'll meet again when the flowers are blooming", G-Dragon raps. "If you want to leave, I understand", Daesung and Taeyang sing during the refrain. Additionally, it receives positive responses internationally as it tops iTunes Top Songs chart in 28 countries including New Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan and Brazil.

The song, with lyrics written by G-Dragon and T.O.P, features the voices of all 5 members, including Taeyang, Daesung, and Seungri.

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The quintet's first song since 2016's duo of singles "Fxxk It" and "Last Dance", "Flower Road" is effusive in its smooth dancepop vibe, and puts BIGBANG's evocative vocals front and center over a melody that alternates between rhythmic guitar riffs, a clapping beat, and wailing synths.

Big Bang's Taeyang has begun his mandatory military service on Monday, March 12.

BIGBANG are bidding their fans farewell with one last song.

According to Soompi, Flower Road, released yesterday, is soaring high and has swept major musical charts in South Korea.

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