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[V Report] Big Bang drops new EP exclusively on V app

  • Published : Aug 5, 2015 - 10:55
  • Updated : Aug 5, 2015 - 10:55

- Broadcast date: Aug. 4
- Starring: Miss A’s Min, Big Bang, Wonder Girls, SM Town, BTS

What epic songs has Big Bang released in its brand new album “E,” the fourth and last installation of the group’s “MADE” series? What crazy fun does Miss A’s Min get up to during long car rides? All of this and more were revealed in Tuesday’s broadcast on V, Naver’s new app which allows K-pop fans a sneak peek into the hectic -- but always fun-packed -- lives of their favorite stars.

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Miss A's Min (Naver V app)

Around 10:30 p.m. was revealed a clip of the lively Min from Miss A, lounging in the van on the way to her next gig. Sporting bangs and a high ponytail and clad in a comfy black tee, Min was her usual hyper self, and shared tips on how to get through the boredom of a long road trip.

First and foremost, Min loves to doze off during car rides, snuggling on her pink neck pillow and recharging her batteries for the next performance.


Miss A's Min (Naver V app)

But more than anything, what Min really loves to do is just let loose and dance along to upbeat tunes like nobody’s watching.

Min, who is renowned for her “kkap” -- the Korean slang for being energetic in the craziest, dorkiest and funniest way possible -- showed off her pumping dance moves and hilarious facial expressions.

Min also shared some of her favorite car tracks, which included -- always faithful to her label -- “Who’s your mama” by JYP, “Love Me Again” by G.Soul, and Miss A’s debut track “Good Girl Bad Girl.” Make sure to tune in to V app for more of Min’s “kkap” in the future.

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Big Bang’s long-awaited live broadcast finally aired at 11 p.m., kicking off with a fist-pumping live performance of the group’s summer track “Sober,” which was followed by a soulful stage featuring “If You.”

In the next segment, the five impish members -- Seungri, T.O.P, G-Dragon, Taeyang and Daesung -- gathered for a talk, perched on stools at the YG Entertainment company building.

Taeyang and T.O.P (Naver V app)

In the broadcast was revealed -- exclusively and for the first time on Naver V app -- Big Bang’s brand new EP titled “E.” The last in the group’s “MADE” series, the album comprises two tracks -- the hiphop beat “Zutter” by the ultimate rap unit GD & T.O.P, and the pop rock tune “Let’s Not Fall in Love.” Also shown were the making-of reels for the songs’ music videos, featuring G-Dragon and T.O.P posing in grungy back alleys and all five members taking up boyfriend roles alongside models.

G-Dragon and Taeyang (Naver V app)

In addition, Big Bang answered fan questions such as “Where would you most want to go if you were invisible?” and “What language would you like to be able to speak?” -- to which Taeyang replied jokingly, “I’d like to speak T.O.P. I can never understand what he’s saying!”

Seungri (Naver V app)

While the group has focused mainly on overseas tours recently, Big Bang will be “very active in the domestic K-pop scene” with its new releases, said Seung-ri.

Seungri, G-Dragon and T.O.P (Naver V app)

Big Bang’s live broadcast, as expected, generated a record traffic as its fans across the world logged in to watch its show on V app.

For more details, make sure to recap on the full video of Big Bang’s broadcast, available only on the app.

And more ...

Snippets by Wonder Girls, the stars of SM Town, and BTS in Thailand were also shown Tuesday.

Naver V app, which allows fans to see and chat with their favorite stars in real time via smartphone, is now available for both iOS and Android platforms.

Don’t miss out on upcoming live broadcasts: To keep up with schedules and to download the app, head over to http://www.vlive.tv/.

By Rumy Doo (bigbird@heraldcorp.com)

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