Big Bang’s T.O.P, who previously stated he wouldn’t make a comeback, seems to be preparing for a solo return after a 10-year hiatus.
On the 30th, T.O.P posted an update on his official channel, sharing a photo of himself in the studio, engrossed in music production. He captioned it, “Still Making My Albums.”
Speculations have emerged that T.O.P’s involvement in music production indicates his preparation for a solo album. It has been a decade since his last solo activity with the digital single “DOOM DADA” in 2013.
This isn’t the first time news of T.O.P working on music has surfaced. In June of last year, he was caught producing content hinting at the start of his solo activities.
Back then, he posted an article about “standing alone” on his channel, leaving a comment that hinted at a solo comeback by saying, “Music work is also in progress.”
The reason T.O.P’s solo activities are receiving attention is due to his past statement of not making a comeback in South Korea. In 2020, during a live broadcast, he expressed, “I will not make a comeback in Korea. I don’t want to come back. Friends will criticize. Nowadays, I make music. People are so bad. Spread love. Peace.”
Additionally, in 2019, when a netizen commented, advising T.O.P not to return, he replied, “Yes! I have no intention to do so. Look at animal pictures instead,” before deleting the comment.
Following this, T.O.P resumed his activities in April last year with the release of “Still Life” alongside other Big Bang members. Afterward, he parted ways with his previous agency, YG Entertainment, as his exclusive contract expired.
In October 2016, T.O.P faced legal consequences and received a suspended sentence for marijuana smoking charges.