AceShowbiz - Big Bang is bidding their fans goodbye with one last song. The South Korean boyband released a new single entitled "Flower Road" on Tuesday, March 13. The song serves as a final farewell from the group to their fans ahead of a long hiatus, as they enlist in the military.
The nearly four-minute track finds the five-piece group singing about their special relationship with fans over a slick, mid-tempo melody. "This is not the end of us/ I hope we'll meet again when the flowers are blooming," G-Dragon raps. Daesung and Taeyang sing during the refrain, "If you want to leave, I understand/ I'll scatter flowers on the road you'll walk on/ But if you ever miss me, please comeback."
Soon after the song's release, it has topped several music charts in the country. The song has shot to No. 1 on Melon, Genie, Bugs, Mnet, Naver and Soribada's real-time charts. Additionally, it receives positive responses internationally as it tops iTunes Top Songs chart in 28 countries including New Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan and Brazil.
"Flower Road" was created while Big Bang was working on their album "MADE". G-Dragon and T.O.P. wrote the lyrics to the song. The title refers to a Korean term expressing a new, glorious journey, and refers to both the path of Big Bang's career as well as the lives of their fans.
Big Bang is expected to return with new music after all members complete their military service period. Youngest member Seungri is the only who has yet to enlist, but he took to Instagram to reveal that he would also enlist soon. "Daesung enlisted today and I am the last one remaining. I am thinking that once I have completed my planned schedule this year, I will enlist as well, to minimize Big Bang's hiatus," he wrote.