After returning back from his mandatory military service, Taeyang had consistently updated his fans through his social media. Although he has been posting various content on his social media, he only showed his face in a few posts.
On September 15th, Taeyang posted a candid selfie with a 5 o'clock shadow. He uploaded the photo without any caption but commented on the same post the hashtags "Advertisement" and "LvVolt".
Many fans were ecstatic to see Taeyang as they commented "I miss you so much", "So handsome", "I'm glad you seem healthy and well", and "I'm glad to see your face."