After three years away from the solo scene, Taeyang made his long-awaited solo comeback a few weeks ago with the release of his new album White Night. The BIGBANG singer is currently on his White Night world tour, where he's been wowing everyone around the globe with his vocals (and shirtlessness), but fans best enjoy it as much as possible now because it will most likely be the last Taeyang solo for quite some time.
In a new interview with Billboard, Taeyang talked about how the release of his new White Night album and his accompanying world tour was driven by the fact that he will have to fulfill his 2-year mandatory military service soon, though the singer did acknowledge that "the album just conveniently became finished around now.”
Having said that, Taeyang had been working on and off on White Night for a number of years, saying that he "started getting to work on it earnestly at the beginning of this year, but actually began working on new music whenever [Taeyang] had any free time since the Rise album.”
Following the celestial theme of his previous album, Taeyang says that he decided to come up with a "timeless feeling" for the music of White Night this time around, but while maintaining the feel of his smash hit "Eyes, Nose, Lips." This ultimately lead to his new title tracks "Darling" and "Wake Me Up," both of which showcase the singer's stunning vocals while maintaining his emotional sensibilities.
No date has been set for when he will enlist, especially since he has various responsibilities to fulfill as an ambassador for the upcoming Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics, but should White Night indeed be Taeyang's final release before he has to fulfill his mandatory military service, the singer is definitely going out on a high.
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