K-pop Group BIGBANG Release Final Song ‘Flower Road’ Before Military Hiatus
BIGBANG are bidding their fans farewell with one last song.
The K-pop quintet released "Flower Road" on Tuesday (March 13), marking a final sendoff before they begin a lengthy hiatus while band members serve in South Korea’s military. It's their first single since 2016 tracks "Fxxk It” and “Last Dance,” but the lyrics make clear it won't be their last. "This is not the end of us / I hope we’ll meet again when the flowers are blooming,” G-Dragon sings on the guitar-driven tune.
According to Billboard, the song was penned during BIGBANG's sessions for 2016 album MADE, and features lyrics written by G-Dragon and T.O.P. The title refers to a Korean term expressing a new, glorious journey — an apt signifier for their next chapter. During the chorus, they ask fans to wait for them, but express acceptance for those who can't.
“If you want to leave, I understand,” Daesung and Taeyang sing. “I'll scatter flowers on the road you'll walk on /But if you ever miss me, please come back.”
The band is expected to return to music after completion of their service, a nearly two-year term mandatory for South Korean residents due to their longstanding tension with North Korea. So far, G-Dragon, Taeyang, and Daesung have all enlisted in the country's military. Youngest member Seungri is still a civilian, but took to Instagram earlier on Tuesday to explain he would be following in their footsteps soon.
Rapper T.O.P, meanwhile, recently began service in public works after his military term was cut short following his involvement in a lawsuit based on his marijuana usage.
Stream "Flower Road" below.
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