BANG YE DAM of YG Entertainment(YG)’s rookie group TREASURE revealed the behind story on recording his upcoming first-ever solo song.
On June 3rd at 9 AM, YG uploaded the D-2 poster of ‘WAYO’, BANG YE DAM’s digital single, through their official blog.
The revealed photo showed BANG YE DAM creating a lonely mood while sitting in a room. The phrase ‘D-2’ was placed with blur, leaving a sentimental afterimage as well as notifying that the release of ‘WAYO’ is two days ahead.
The upper right corner of the poster showed TREASURE’s logo. 12 dots gathered to create one treasure, implying that BANG YE DAM’s upcoming solo release is part of TREASURE’s full-scale debut project.
BANG YE DAM stated, “The sad melody and lyrics really touched me as soon as I heard the demo track”. He continued, “I focused on the lyrics and making my emotions stand out, rather than trying to sing well from beginning to end”.
‘WAYO’ is BANG YE DAM’s first-ever solo track and a surprise gift for the fans prior to TREASURE’s full-member debut upcoming in July. The calm guitar riffs, catchy melody, and mournful lyrics of the song have been revealed to raise anticipation on the full track. Furthermore, YOON of WINNER and LEE CHAN HYUK of AKMU participated in the writing and composing of ‘WAYO’, while YG’s talented producer FUTURE BOUNCE composed, wrote, and arranged the track. Andrew Choi also participated in composing the song to raise its level of musical completion.
Meanwhile, BANG YE DAM, the main vocalist of TREASURE, received attention by winning second place on SBS ‘K-Pop Star Season 2’ back in 2012 as a 11-year old kid. He crafted his skills and talents at YG for approximately 7 years to grow his musical capabilities and became a final member of TREASURE through ‘YG TREASURE BOX’ after being ranked at no. 1 on vocalist position.
TREASURE is a 12-member boy group composed of members CHOI HYUN SUK, JIHOON, YOSHI, JUNKYU, MASHIHO, YOON JAE HYUK, ASAHI, DOYOUNG, BANG YE DAM, HARUTO, PARK JEONG WOO, and SO JUNG HWAN. They are about to make debut in upcoming July and are planning to release new songs in 3~4 turns until the end of the year.