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Daesung says ‘I Love You’ in Japan

Daesung of boy group Big Bang released his first solo song, “I Love You,” in Japan yesterday.

The ballad, originally sung by Yutaka Ozaki, was popular among Koreans in 2000 thanks to a Korean version that was sung by the boy group Position.

Because the high-energy group Big Bang so rarely records ballads - preferring dance and hip-hop instead - anticipation was high for the release.

Daesung’s version of the song sounded even more dramatic and sorrowful thanks to the addition of renowned Japanese violinist Taro Hakase.

Previously Daesung said that his version of “I Love You” would sound quite different, thanks to the harmonizing between the violin and his voice.

Daesung released his first solo album, “D’scover,” in Japan earlier this year and then toured across the country, performing in 20 different cities.

By Lee Sun-min
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