Big Bang have announced an official release date for their upcoming comeback project.
Today at midnight KST (March 21), YG Entertainment and the four members of the K-pop boy band uploaded a teaser image for the group’s long-awaited comeback, set for release next month. The yet-to-be-titled release will be Big Bang’s first new music in four years, since their 2018 song “Flower Road.”
“BIGBANG 0AM APR 05 2022,” reads the poster, which features a blank Polaroid image. While the forthcoming release is set to arrive at midnight on April 5, it’s unclear what time zone it’s referring to. More details, like the format of the release and the title of the project, are expected in the coming days.
Last week, the agency also confirmed that all four members of the band had recently wrapped up shooting for their new music video. “Big Bangs G-Dragon, Taeyang, TOP and Daesung recently wrapped up filming the music video for their new song,” YG wrote, adding that the group’s preparations “are progressing smoothly.”
YG Entertainment first announced the boy band’s much-anticipated return last month, which also saw the news that member TOP had left the agency. Despite the end of the rapper’s contract with the company, YG confirmed that TOP remains a member of Big Bang and will be involved in the upcoming release.
However, the rapper has since hinted that the upcoming project could be the definitive release with him for the foreseeable future. “In the last few years I’ve started to think maybe this is the end and maybe there won’t be a TOP of Big Bang for a while,” he said
The forthcoming release of Big Bang will also be their first as a quartet after ex-member Seungri left. The former K-pop idol left the group and the entertainment industry in 2019 due to his involvement in the Burning Sun scandal.
Earlier this year, Seungri had his sentence reduced to 18 months from the original three years after he reportedly pleaded guilty to all the charges against him. Prior to his January 27 trial, the singer had vehemently denied all charges and his involvement in the Burning Sun scandal at all his previous hearings.
https://www.nme.com/news/music/big-bang-confirm-comeback-date-april-release-details-3186491?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=big-bang-confirm-comeback-date-april-release-details Big Bang confirm their long-awaited comeback in April