Taeyang’s latest single “Ringa Linga” is already commercially a success, after the songs release on November 8th the single took place as number 1 on the domestic charts such as Olleh, Naver Music, Bugs, Soribada, Mnet, Cyworld Music, and Genie. It was no surprise that ‘Ringa Linga’ even took the number 1 spot on iTunes top singles chart in 5 countries such as Malaysia, Taiwan, Vietnam, Singapore, and Macau. His music video received over a million views upon his release.
In the heat of all its success Taeyang says there is more to the song then just its catchy beat and top notch choreography, which is receiving the utmost praise. Taeyang wanted to pull away and not sing about love but enjoying and living life, “The song talks about everyone enjoying themselves. This time, I didn’t want to do a song about love, but about something I could feel right now. I put in a message I wanted to tell fans from where I am now.”
Taeyang shows his rapping skills in the song, going back to when he was once a trainee for YG; he originally started out as rapper before becoming the singer that swooned hearts all over the globe. Taeyang pulls away from his sweetheart self in “I Need a Girl” and “Wedding Dress” to a tougher manlier version much like in “Prayer” and in “I’ll be There”. Playing with rhythms and beats to create such a party anthem; “There’s a trap base, and dubstep and electronic is mixed into it. There’s rap, and also a bit of hip hop. It’s a style I wanted to do.” On his image, he said, “I maximized the rough masculinity with tattoos and tribal patterns.”
Source: YG Family United
Article by: Izzy
Edited by: Ashleigh