Dry those tears, Big Bang fans. The band may be taking a two-year hiatus to fulfill their military duties, but they’re not going away in silence. They’ve dropped a farewell track, “Flower Road,” to mark their departure from the scene, and judging by its lyrics, it’s clear their absence will only be temporary.
“Flower Road” is an upbeat, feel-good number whose title references a Korean term about new beginnings. On it, the quintet wax lyrical about their special relationship with their fans.
“This is not the end of us / I hope we’ll meet again when the flowers are blooming,” croons G-Dragon, adding a bittersweet note to an otherwise celebratory tune. And when Daesung and Taeyang belt out, “I’ll scatter flowers on the road you’ll walk on / But if you ever miss me, please come back,” you’ll feel the tears well up.
While G-Dragon, Taeyang and Daesung have already enlisted, Seungri has yet to follow suit. “Daesung enlisted today, and I am the last one remaining,” Seungri wrote in an Instagram post yesterday. “Once I have completed my planned schedule this year, I will enlist as well to minimize Big Bang’s hiatus.”
Listen to “Flower Road” here: