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December 17, 2010
The YouTube “World Premiere” for GD&TOP’s collaboration album took place at the M-Pub in Seoul on December 14th, and it was streamed live through Big Bang’s official YouTube channel.
The live stream saw GD&TOP deliver personal introductions for a few of their songs, and they also debuted their “High High“ music video to fans around the world. Currently, there’s poor quality releases of the MV that was captured from the stream out there, but we’ll refrain from posting until the official MV is released tomorrow morning.
Most, if not all, experienced a stream so interrupted by lag that it would literally buffer every 5-10 seconds. Yet for the devoted VIPs, it was a small price to pay in exchange for experiencing the premiere in real time.
We managed to record some of the brief descriptions behind most of the songs, as explained on the stream:
“A song that kicks off GD&TOP’s album and that shows that their musical roots are hip-hop. GD’s rap wittily introduces each song in the album.”
“‘Oh Yeah’ accentuates GD&TOP’s opposite styles of making the sound. The refrain sung by 2NE1’s Park Bom makes people want to chant.”
"Baby Good Night"
“This is a song in which the duo crosses between rapping, and singing a melody with the acoustic guitar playing in the background. T.O.P’s smooth rap flow and GD’s vocal is like a beautiful instrument creating sexy beats.”
“An unusual rock track for T.O.P the rapper. Based on a true story about a friend of his, the song tells the inside troubles of a person. With a heavy rock sound, T.O.P as a vocalist sings the mind of a lonely and restless boy.”
“GD’s unique writing method is the highlight of the song. The music begins calmly, and then becomes intense in an instant. It creates the atmosphere of having a nightmare and running in the empty sky.”
"Of All Days"
“A BIG BANG-styled piece with the piano performance, the mix of electronica based in house, and hip-hop and the intense refrain. The song presents the joy of freedom and the longing mind of a person who wants to be free.”
Listen to preview of the tracks here: http://soundcloud.com/highhigh-bbupdates
GD&TOP talks about 'High High' at World Premiere (Korean):
Stay tuned for the digital release of “High High” and “Oh Yeah” on the 15th, which will be followed by their Inkigayo debut on the 19th, and their album release on the 24th.
Source: Big Bang YouTube + bigbangupdates.com
Posted by Casper @ Allkpop