The 34-year-old took to social media to share a visual starring himself alongside Jimin. While not much else is known as of writing, “VIBE” will mark Taeyang’s first solo release after “LOUDER,” which was written for the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.
Take a peek at the teaser down below. “VIBE” will release on January 13 at 2 p.m. KST (12 a.m. EST).
In related news, the musician’s bandmate G-Dragon greeted his fans in a surprise video, announcing that a new album will be coming out this year.
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ORIGINAL STORY (December 11, 2022): Big Bang member Taeyang is reportedly gearing up for a solo album release and BTS’ Jimin might be getting involved.
According to multiple reports, the “Eyes, Nose, Lips” singer is working on a new album due for a January 2023 release, though YG Entertainment‘s official response to the claims was that “nothing has yet been decided.” JTBC reported over the weekend that the second-generation K-pop star is joining forces with Jimin on one of the tracks.
If all of these claims are confirmed to be true, the new album would mark Taeyang’s first album in five years, since his third record WHITE NIGHT which was released in August 2017.
As for Jimin, his bandmates have been rolling out solo projects over the past few months ever since BTS announced an indefinite hiatus as each member will enlist in the South Korean military.
Stay tuned as we learn more about the potential collaboration between Jimin and Taeyang.
In other K-pop news, NewJeans has teased their upcoming single “Ditto” off their new album OMG.
- Hypebeast Korea