The Big Bang members recalled their struggles as rookies during a new album release interview with 'MyDaily' which was held at the YG Entertainment building.
During the interview, G-Dragon opened up and said, "When we first debuted, we released a lot of singles. If we re-released it now, people will think they're new songs because there's a lot of people who didn't know them...These days, when rookies debut and top the charts, people call it a 'successful debut,' but when we were rookies, it wasn't that kind of system. We started from the bottom. We tried many things. We came out with 1 single per month and performed them, to the point camera directors were feeling sorry for us. They told us, 'You guys must be struggling,' I remember."
G-Dragon smiled and continued, "Back then, we were poor-looking." Taeyang added, "We were 'hungry' [for success]. We didn't care about anything else." G-Dragon added, "We would get up in the morning, and if there was no schedule, go to lessons, clean the apartment, and sleep. We did almost all variety shows. We went to all performance stages. We would make choreography, write music, record them, and do concerts. It really wasn't easy."
Towards the end of the interview, Taeyang expressed his thankfulness, comparing himself to 10 years ago. He said, "Before, I would go and do interviews and take photos at different media companies...Thank you for coming all the way here for us; sorry and thank you. Even if we lacked in some ways, hope you can understand. Please be careful of the cold."