YG Entertainment has broken its silence over the claims that BIGBANG'S Taeyang is now preparing for his big solo comeback in January. After the idol deleted all his posts on Instagram, hinting at his much-awaited return, will it finally happen?
YG released an official statement to address the rumors that Taeyang is about to make his solo comeback. Sadly, the company neither confirmed nor declined the claim.
"Nothing has been decided yet," the label said about the rumors, via Soompi. JTBC reported that multiple industry insiders claimed that the K-pop star was already gearing up for his new album in January 2023.
If the rumors are true, this will mark the first time the 34-year-old will have his solo release in about six years. His last solo comeback was in 2017 when he dropped the album "White Night."
For starters, the first time that Taeyang ignited the comeback rumors was when he turned his socials dark and even deleted all his posts in October. As expected, fans started to wonder what did that move mean.
To add more fuel to the fire, he even used the word "renewal" in his Instagram bio. As of this writing, his Instagram remains blank, though active.
Many started to believe that this move meant a possible contract renewal or ending with YG. Either his contract would be soon renewed, or new music is about to come.
If fans can notice, there has been a new trend for artists to turn their socials blank whenever a new album or project is about to come. In fact, the international star Adele did the same in 2021 as an innovative marketing campaign to build anticipation for her then-upcoming album, "30."
Beyonce also made the same move when her album, "Renaissance," was released this year. Her socials went black for nearly a week in June before she finally revealed that she had a new album coming up.
Hence, many hope that Taeyang's social media blanking also means that he's brewing something, and it will be a new album. It can't be denied that many have been waiting to hear new music from the skilled BIGBANG vocalist.
Taeyang completed his military enlistment in November 2019. Since then, he dropped only one single with the other three BIGBANG members.
"Still Life" was released in April and helped revive and maintain the group's presence on the Korean music charts after being recently dominated by female groups. Now that there are rumors that Taeyang is about to make a solo comeback, many believe he will meet a great success.