Loser

Wednesday, September 23, 2015



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September 2015 is an important month in the calendar Korean music industry, since the news have it, that the infamous boy group Big Bang will release their new studio album, “MADE”, this month. The group has been gearing up their comeback since last May with the release of single album “M”, which was followed by the release of “A”, “D”, and “E” during each month before September’s “MADE”. However, YG Entertainment has postponed the release for the full album, which was planned to be released in the beginning of this month. So, while waiting for Big Bang’s big comeback after their three years of hiatus, I’m gonna make reviews for five selected new hits from single albums “M”, “A”, “D”, and “E”. Those are for the next five posts of Male Special Part 1: Band of Brothers. Let’s begin with “Loser”.

Honestly, I’ve never fit in with the world. I was always alone. It’s been a long time since I’ve forgotten about love. I can’t listen to hopeful love songs anymore. You and me both, we’re just sad clowns, tamed and scripted.” –Big Bang, Loser

If you’re a VIP (the official name of Big Bang’s fandom), then “Loser” was a long-awaited song for you. The hip-hop R n’ B track was released on May 1st 2015 as a part of “M”, first single album released from the group’s upcoming album, “MADE”. The music was composed by Big Bang’s member, Taeyang, along with the infamous music producer Teddy, who was also arranged the song. The lyrics for “Loser” were penned by Teddy and Big Bang’s rappers, T.O.P and G-Dragon.


"Loser" single cover - source: en.wikipedia.org

Have you ever questioned your very existence in this world? The grand design, the sole reason, why you were born in this life and given the life as you are now. At some point, people feel this kind of unexplained exhaustion toward life and the way we’ve been living it so far, and “Loser” speaks up about that. “Honestly, I’ve never fit in with the world. I was always alone. It’s been a long time since I’ve forgotten about love. I can’t listen to hopeful love songs anymore. You and me both, we’re just sad clowns, tamed and scripted. I’ve come too far. I’m coming home now. I wanna go back to when I was young.” At some point in life, people wonder when everything did go wrong and how they could end up in this point. “It’s a cycle of girls and mistakes. Love them for one night and hate them when morning comes. Can’t own up to it, because of my selfish pleasure, everything is being ruined. Can’t stop this dangerous full speed run, now I have no interest, no fun anymore. I’m standing alone at the edge of a cliff. I’m going home. I wanna go back to how it was before.”
Have you ever wondered if there is a thing that really matter in this world? Have you ever felt so lonely like nothing is really matter in this life, that the every of us is just a very tiny little fragment of the world, that even when we come and go, nothing is ever changed, and nothing you’ve given to this life is actually matter? We were born alone, and we’ll die alone too someday. And suddenly, all of those failures in life make us feel more worthless than ever. And all of those daily routines make us feel as exhausted as we’ve never been before. “At some point, I started looking at the ground more than the sky. It’s hard even to breathe. I reach out my hand, but no one holds it back.” We’re a misfit, being bounded by our own mistakes in the past and being stuck in impulsive acts of the present with no future. We’re being dehumanized by the life itself, and even more tragically, it’s the life we’ve been choosing ourselves. “At some point, I’ve gotten scared of staring at people in the eyes. I’m sick of crying so I’ve tried smiling, but no one recognizes me.”


"M" single album cover - source: en.wikipedia.org

Have you ever looked in the mirror, seen your reflection, and realized that all you see is just a mere body without soul? It’s all built by your own disappointments toward yourself, that even though you look strong and tough, that’s just an outer case. While deep inside, you feel like you’re no more than just a loser, a loner, a coward, a mean bastard, a jackass, a dirty trash. “I’m a loser, loner, a coward who pretends to be tough, a mean bastard. In the mirror you’re just a loser, a loner, a jackass covered in scars, dirty trash. In the mirror I’m just a loser.” Everyone makes mistake. Everyone has regret. But that doesn’t mean we should live the rest of our lives with that. Though at some point, somehow we’re just tired of everything. “I curse the blue sky. Sometimes I wanna lay it all down, I want to say goodbye. When I stop wandering at the end of this road, I hope I can close my eyes without regrets.” What is happiness anyway? We’re just a lonely loser in this big harsh world. Yet self-critic is the beginning of a better tomorrow. It’s a good start, I believe.


G-Dragon in the "Loser" music video

A music video for “Loser” was directed by Han Sa Min, who previously directed the group’s big hits such as “Love Song” and “Blue”. It premiered on Mnet on April 24th 2015. The video showed a darker side that had never been seen before; there are bloods, sadness, scars, frustration and anger everywhere. Both the song and video gained commercial success, breaking many records on television music programs, as expected from GD, T.O.P, Taeyang, Daesung, and Seungri. All VIPs around the world, let’s celebrate! Big Bang is back!

I curse the blue sky. Sometimes I wanna lay it all down, I want to say goodbye. When I stop wandering at the end of this road, I hope I can close my eyes without regrets.” –Big Bang, Loser






“Loser, oetori sen cheokhaneun geopjaengi motdoen yangachi geoul soge neon
(Loser, loner, a coward who pretends to be tough, a mean bastard, in the mirror you’re just)
Just a loser, oetori sangcheoppunin meojeori deoreoun sseuregi geoul soge nan, I’m a
(Just a loser, a loner, a jackass covered in scars, dirty trash, in the mirror I’m just, I’m a)

Soljikhi sesanggwa nan eoullin jeok eopseo holloyeotdeon naegen sarang ttawin beolsseo
(Honestly, I’ve never fit in with the world, I was always alone)
Ijhyeo jinji orae jeo sigan soge deo isangeun mot deutgesseo huimangchan sarang norae
(It’s been a long time since I’ve forgotten about love, I can’t listen to hopeful love songs anymore)
Neona nana geujeo gildeuryeojin daero gakbon soge norananeun seulpeun ppiero
(You and me both, we’re just sad clowns, tamed and scripted)
Nan meolli wabeoryeosseo, I’m coming home, ije dasi doragallae eoril jeok jejariro
(I’ve come too far, I’m coming home, now I wanna go back to when I was young)

Eonjebuteonga nan haneul boda ttangeul deo baraboge dwae
(At some point, I started looking at the ground more than the sky)
Sumswigijocha himgyeowo soneul ppeotjiman geu nugudo nal jaba jujil anhne, I’m a
(It’s hard even to breathe, I reach out my hand, but no one holds it back, I’m a)

Banbokdoeneun yeojadeulgwaui nae silsu harusbameul saranghago hae tteumyeon silhjeung
(It’s a cycle of girls and mistakes, love them for one night and hate them when morning comes)
Chaegimjiji mot hal naui igijeogin gippeum hana ttaeme modeun geosi manggajyeobeorin jigeum
(Can’t own up to it, because of my selfish pleasure, everything is being ruined)
Meomchul jul moreudeon naui wiheomhan jilju ijen amureon gamheungdo jaemido eopneun gibun
(Can’t stop this dangerous full speed run, now I have no interest, no fun anymore)
Na byeorang kkeute honja itne, I’m going home, na dasi doragallae yejeonui jejariro
(I’m standing alone at the edge of a cliff, I’m going home, I wanna go back, to how it was before)

Eonjebuteonga nan saramdeurui siseoneul duryeowoman hae
(At some point, I’ve gotten scared of staring at people in the eyes)
Uneun geotjocha jigyeowo useobojiman geu amudo nal arajujil anhne, I’m a
(I’m sick of crying so I’ve tried smiling, but no one recognizes me, I’m a)

Paran jeo haneureul wonmanghaji nan gakkeum naeryeonohgo sipeojyeo, I want to say goodbye
(I curse the blue sky, sometimes I wanna lay it all down, I want to say goodbye)
I girui kkeute banghwangi kkeutnamyeon budi huhoe eopneun chaero du nun gameul su itgil
(When I stop wandering at the end of this road, I hope I can close my eyes without regrets)

Loser, I’m a loser, I’m a loser, I’m a loser”

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