BIGBANG makes long-awaited comeback with four members, releases new single ‘Still Life’
This is the group’s first song as a quartet.
K-pop boy group BIGBANG has made a comeback with their new single Still Life after four years.
Now consisting of only four members, it is the group’s first song as a quartet. The band, formed in 2006, originally consisted of members G-Dragon, T.O.P, Taeyang, Daesung, and Seungri.
However, Seungri was forced to retire from the entertainment industry in 2019 following the infamous Burning Sun scandal.
The remaining members served in the military for the past four years, as part of South Korea’s conscription.
Still Life marks a new beginning for BIGBANG. Unlike the previous upbeat songs that the group has released, the latest single is a soft rock track about a bittersweet goodbye to the members’ youths, according to K-pop news site Soompi. This was depicted through the imagery of changing seasons in the song’s accompanying music video.
Long-term fans who followed the group’s journey since their debut in 2006 may find it relatable.
Members T.O.P and G-Dragon were also involved in the song composition and lyric writing.
Still Life has broken the record for the highest number of hourly unique listeners on Melon Top 100, with over 146,000 unique listeners per hour since the song was released.
Earlier this year, it was announced that member T.O.P ended his exclusive contract with YG Entertainment. However, the label confirmed that he will continue to participate in group activities when schedules permit.