I really wasn't planning on being a solo artist.
Especially for my first album, I struggled with even the thought of being a solo artist.
I can show my characteristics and musical colors both as a member of Bigbang and as a solo artist.
It's just that as a solo artist, I have more burden and responsibilities on my shoulders.
Now my main goal is my solo career, so I want to keep doing that.
Having a solo career is a funny thing.
I have a very solo career. I only write with people that I really adore.
Anyone who likes Static-X will definitely like my solo record.
I didn't intend to make one solo record, much less two. It's really a matter of seeing how it goes.
I've always wanted to do a solo record, and in 1999, I went over to Japan and did a project called NiNa, where I co-wrote with Yuki from Judy and Mary. It just sort of unleashed this realization in me that I could write.
I didn't make my first solo record until 1981 so I don't have any 60's or 70's recordings but I am working on a large boxed set called DUST to be released next year, the 20th anniversary of my first solo record.
Doing the stereotypical solo bores me.
The radio is playing jazz, and I listen to the sound of the trumpet playing a solo until I become that sound.
The turnaround is when you have a solo in betwixt the verses. You stoppin' to have a solo.