Big Bang‘s Daesung will be releasing his first Japanese single titled “I Love You” in July.
“I Love You” is a remake of Youozaki Yutaka 1991 original, “I Love You.” This song also received a lot of love in Korea in 2000 with singer Position‘s version. Daesung’s version will be the theme song for the Japanese drama “I Love You.”
For his first Japanese single, Daesung will be working with violinst Taro Hakase. Taro Hakase is best known internationally for playing the violin on Celine Dion‘s song “To Love You More.”
Daesung commented, “There is a lot of pressure because Youozaki Yutaka’s ‘I Love You’ is already very famous and well loved but I challenged the song because I like it a lot.” Regarding the collaboration with Taro Hakase, Daesung said, “I am very honored. A new ‘I Love You’ has been created with the good harmony between my voice and Hakase’s violin.”
Daesung previously set a record by placing second on Oricon‘s weekly chart with his first solo Japanese album, “D’scover,” as a Korean solo artist in Japan. In addition, Daesung started a 20-city nationwide tour in Japan- “D-Lite D’scover Tour 2013“- gathering over 100,000 fans and he will be holding the final concert at the Yokohama Arena on June 18.
Meanwhile, Big Bang is planning a six-dome tour in Japan to start in November, touring six cities and totaling 15 concerts and over 720,000 attendees, which will set records.