Taeyang of BigBang has made a triumphant return to the music scene with his second EP “Down To Earth”, which was released on April 25th KST. The EP is his first album under The Black Label, a subsidiary of YG Entertainment, and his first solo album in six years since “White Night” in 2017. The EP showcases Taeyang’s versatility and growth as an artist, as he collaborates with various talented musicians such as Jimin of BTS, Lisa of Blackpink, Beenzino, and Bryan Chase.
One of the highlights of the EP is the b-side track “SHOONG”, which features Lisa of Blackpink. The song is an R&B trap genre song that blends an addictive melody with a trendy hip-hop beat. Taeyang’s refreshing vocals are complemented by Lisa’s sensuous rapping, creating a perfect harmony between the two artists. The song expresses the feelings of excitement and nervousness when meeting someone new.
Along with the EP release, Taeyang and Lisa also dropped a dance performance video for “SHOONG” on YouTube. The video showcases their amazing chemistry and charisma, as they perform a captivating choreography that matches the mood of the song. The video has received an overwhelming response from fans and viewers, as it achieved 14.2 million views in the first day of its release. The video also topped the YouTube worldwide chart, trending in 50 countries.
Taeyang and Lisa’s collaboration is a rare and special treat for fans of both BigBang and Blackpink, as they are two of the most popular and influential groups in K-pop history. Their b-side track “SHOONG” is a testament to their musical prowess and appeal, as they deliver a stunning performance that leaves a lasting impression.
This is Lisa’s fourth song as a solo artist after having released Lalisa, Money, and SG. Lisa has witnessed great success as a solo artist. Her album Lalisa is on track to become the first K-Pop soloist album to hit 1 Billion streams. Her song Money is also the most-streamed K-Pop solo artist song on Spotify.