Big Bangâ€˜sÂ TaeyangÂ recently sat down for an interview withÂ Star NewsÂ and discussed the infinite trust he has in his members, as well as the strong bond between them.
He began, â€œWe went through a lot of obstacles this year, but that has made our friendship that much stronger.â€
Taeyangâ€™s already known to be the best friend ofÂ G-Dragon, having joinedÂ YG EntertainmentÂ together when they were just little kids. Taeyang expressed,Â â€œAs a friend, I was upset about what happened to Jiyong. Jiyong will always be a friend that is closer than family to me. Even if worse things were to happen, Iâ€™ll never be able to let go of his hand. I believe that this goes the same for Jiyong. To me, Jiyong is a friend that Iâ€™ll be with forever.â€
In October, a Twitter post that he had made became the source of controversy once G-Dragonâ€™s marijuana case broke out. For the first time, he opened up by stating,Â â€œWhat I wrote had nothing to do with Jiyong at all. It was just my thoughts on the world. It made me really upset that my words were being misunderstood like that.â€
Taeyang also made sure to touch on his friendships with the rest of the members.Â â€œBig Bang is still living in a dorm together. It has come to a point where we donâ€™t need to say everything outloud in order to understand one another, just like how families areâ€¦ During break, we got together to work on a lot of songs. Many new songs have already been made. Weâ€™re just putting the finishing touches on our album now.â€
When asked about Big Bangâ€™s plans for 2012, he concluded,Â â€œWeâ€™ve had an annual concert named â€˜Big Showâ€™, and that will take place in March in 2012. Weâ€™re also going to release an album around that timeâ€¦ In 2012, Big Bang will be working to promote actively and pay back our fans who have trusted us with great music. Of course, my solo album, which Iâ€™m currently working on in addition to Big Bangâ€™s album, will also be released.â€