Q: 2 years ago, with your solo album “Heartbreaker” as your representative, you said that : “You’re not a idol, but a symbol.” Now looking at Big Bang, it looks like you’re trying to break the “Idol Image”.
G-Dragon: The views people had for us within this 2 years and 3 months (Big Bang’s hiatus period) had changed. During this period, I think that “Idols” is now a term used for younger idols. We’re all getting older, it is kind of embarrassing still being called as “Idols”, maybe it’s time to be called as “Musicians” instead.
Q. Your first album “Heartbreaker” created alot of controversies, what do you have to say about that?
G-Dragon: One day, when I was driving, I played it all again one more time, I felt guilty. (laughs) I was really confident at that point, albums to me are like my diary, when I’m 60/70 years old, I can always look back and hear it, read the lyrics and think back about who did I love, what was I thinking about at that point. After that, I find that my diary used as an idea for my solo album, is too impulsive (laughs). If I wasn’t that impulsive at that point, I could have done better. I’m now currently preparing for my next solo album, if the production is fast, it’ll be released by next year.
Source : 志龙Oppa_撒啦嘿 微博 & 《歌迷大世界》2011 No.10 magazine
Translated by : ygnatics