WINNER spoke about fellow YG Entertainment male idol groups BIGBANG and iKON in a recent interview with Joy News 24.
The group’s leader Kang Seung Yoon said, “There is a lot of pressure. BIGBANG enlisted in the military and instead of filling in their place, I think that we shouldn’t cause trouble on the path they’ve paved. There are many singers who grow without being happy or sad about results, who don’t reach massive success, or get No. 1. I think it’s the most important to slowly expand our territory and mature our music. BIGBANG received lots of love because they didn’t stay in one place and grew. They won through their music, so I want to follow their path. Our goal is to show growth.”
Song Mino added, “Instead of the pressure of filling in BIGBANG’s vacancy, we want to propel the good energy of YG Family. iKON and BIGBANG succeeded. When ‘Really Really’ did well, iKON congratulated us and I was happy that iKON recently did well. B.I said, ‘This album’s energy is good,’ and we’re helping each other that way.”
WINNER revealed that they dreamed of communicating with their fans while working on their latest album “EVERYD4Y.” Yang Hyun Suk also promised WINNER fans that he’ll provide more opportunities for the fans to see the group.
The group commented, “We made this album with the spirit that we’ll work hard during promotions, and that we’ll work hard every day. We’re preparing many things such as fan meetings and concerts. We think there will be more opportunities to meet our fans this time than the total of all of our promotions till now. We want to get closer while promoting so that the members and fans can be happy.”