According to Soompi, an industry official has revealed to various news outlets that Taeyang and Jeff Bernat are discussing a joint performance for the year end SBS Gayo DAEJUN. The report further revealed the 2 have been meeting up a lot to work on a secret track together.
Despite being relatively unknown in the international music scene, Jeff Bernat’s songs have earned him the title of “Genius R&B Musician” in South Korea, China, and Japan. His songs have been covered by various K-Pop artistes including former EXO member Kris (with Lay), Jooyoung, Juniel, and Jun K.
Earlier in July, the singer released an original soundtrack, “Be The One” for Korean drama “You Are My Destiny.”
Just recently, he surprised his fans by performing a English cover version of Taeyang’s “Eyes, Nose, Lips” during his concert in Korea. He later collaborated with hip-hop artiste Scary’P to release the track “Make it Official” in November this year.
With Bernat’s popularity in South Korea, a collaboration between the 2 soulful singers is bound to happen. While it’s not verified, Jeff Bernat has previously expressed his interest to collaborate with Taeyang on his Twitter account. However, the post was deleted.
Regarding the report, an official from SBS said that they’re looking at the suggestion positively.
We have suggested a special featuring for Jeff Bernat to appear on SBS Gayo Daejun and we are consulting Taeyang for the collaboration stage.
Both YG Entertainment and Jeff Bernat have yet to respond to the report but Bernat has confirmed that a new album will be released next year. As for Taeyang, he is currently promoting “Good Boy” with BIGBANG’s leader G-Dragon and will be on his world tour soon!
So, do you think Taeyang will have a joint performance with Jeff Bernat at SBS Gayo Daejun? Which collaboration do you look forward to seeing the most at the music festival? Let us know in the comments box below!