There is no mistaking the power of K-pop fans. G-Dragon (real name Kwon Ji Yong, 권지용) currently has 2 hashtags trending globally.
Excited K-fans are welcoming back the King of K-pop with #GDRAGONISCOMING as well as #THERETURNOFTHEKINGOFKPOP on social media. Here’s what we know about his impending comeback so far:
1. Official confirmation from YG Entertainment
Earlier today (Monday, 2nd November), OSEN reported that the BIGBANG member has been preparing for his new album. YG Entertainment later confirmed, “It is true that G-Dragon is working on new music.”
His last EP was released back in 2017, titled “Kwon Ji Yong”. On the other hand, BIGBANG’s last release was the single “Flower Road” in 2018.
2. Behind-the-scenes of his studio sessions
Just recently, G-Dragon also posted some behind-the scenes look at his recording sessions at a studio. Thanks to Vogue Korea, who did a feature on him, we were also treated to a 2-minute video of the superstar.
3. Will we get to hear GD’s collaboration with Pharrell?
Back in 2014, GD expressed that Pharrell Williams is “the artist that I want to work with the most.” The duo officially met in person at the latter’s “G I R L” Exhibition at Galerie Perrotin in Paris. They have since remained in contact, and yes, fans are still hoping for a track from them.
Die-hard supporters can also expect the K-pop idol to work with frequent collaborators such as Teddy, Choice37, and perhaps Missy Elliott, Diplo and Baauer (who were featured on his previous records).
4. His songwriting process
When reflecting about the songs he wrote during his 20s, G-Dragon said:
“They are like a diary because I tend to write about my personal experiences. If I hadn’t written about them, I’d have forgotten everything because I’ve been so busy. When I listen to my songs at a later time, I think to myself, ‘Ah, that was then.’ Or, I realise how my thoughts and perspective have changed over time. I also sometimes go through similar ordeals again.”