You were a beautiful model. You wanted to get your name out there. And in your mind music videos and photoshoots were the best way to gain attention. And LIVE was one of your favorite rappers. You were very excited to hear he was having auditions for his new music video.
I write this with video game music in mind, but conceivably any form of media with the right tune could apply
Music is such a hugely integral part of video games and movies; it sets the mood, it provides feeling, it tells the parts of the story that can’t be described with words, and the type of energy and emotion it provides is perfect for glamours and forging connections
Music from forest stages in video games, for example, could be used to foster a closer connection with nature and greenery, while music from water stages could be used in water witchcraft. Themes for royal characters can be used to inspire confidence and conviction in power while themes for heroes or protagonists could be used for courage and in shaping the kind of life you want to live
Being a huge fan of the Legend of Zelda series as I am, the soundtrack music from any of the games (Twilight Princess is by far my favorite) helps me focus my craft immensely
The music is composed with the mood in mind, after all - it isn’t much harder to focus it into workable energy
When asked about his inspiration for “Eyes, Nose, Lips,” Taeyang replied, “It’s a story based on my own life. There have been a lot of rumors that it’s a song about someone else, but it’s really a song that came out when I met Min Hyo Rin.”
G-Dragon jumped in to add that he (unintentionally) played the role of a matchmaker in their relationship. “When Taeyang was planning to film his music video, he was considering who should be his female co-star,” he said, referring to Taeyang’s video “1AM” which features Min Hyo Rin. “I suggested a friend of a friend because I thought they’d look good together, and it turned out that Taeyang already had her in mind.”
“I went to the music video set, and I saw that Taeyang was smiling from ear to ear, even though it’s a sad song,” he recounted, which made Taeyang laugh.
G-Dragon then cracked everyone up by reenacting a scene where Taeyang was supposed to be hugging Min Hyo Rin sadly, but G-Dragon spotted him grinning.
※The interview was done before the comeback in the middle of April.
Music production episode—Secret talk about producing music & special stage
What is your inspiration for composing music?
WW: Reading books, movies, dramas etc. becomes the hint for
writing lyrics and stage performances.
VN: It’s the trend. Because lyrics are the stories of this era.
Because (I) want to write lyrics that everyone can relate to, I often search up
on trends on the internet.
SC: You have to have a lot of imagination. Sketching out the
music video on your mind, and writing lyrics according to that scene. But the MV that I always think about is always totally different from the actual MV. (laughs)
Q: How did you all create the concept for the choreography?
HS: After listening to the music, we will first hold a concept
meeting within the unit. We considered concepts like should we be good
students, should we be bad students. From then, I will search for items that
complies with this concept, and after that, it’s the time to start making the
choreography. Then, we will gather everyone one by one, and make changes to the
choreography that we already have.
MG: In the instance of PRETTY U, we rewatched “High School
Musical” while preparing for the choreography. We were really concerned about
how should we do it to make it fun and overflowing with energy on the stage.
WW: This time’s use of books in our performance is also a point,
because it’s the first time we used small props, we couldn’t really imagine it
happening…. We are a bit worried because of that.