What has seemingly been hinted at forever has finally come to fruition, as YG Entertainment announced that BIGBANG would be making their first comeback since 2018 sometime in the coming months (so probably by 2025).
On February 7, YG Entertainment officially announced, “BIGBANG will be releasing a new song this spring.” The agency added, “[BIGBANG] has already completed recording their new song, and they are currently preparing to shoot the music video.”
Additionally, T.O.P‘s contract with YGE has expired and he will be leaving the company after 16 years, though not the group.
“T.O.P’s exclusive contract with YG has ended, and he will be taking on a wide variety of new challenges as both an artist and an entrepreneur,” stated YG Entertainment. “We respected T.O.P’s desire to broaden the scope of his individual activities aside from just his promotions with BIGBANG, and he successfully came to an agreement about this with the other members.” The agency continued, “As long as the conditions are right, [T.O.P] will always participate in BIGBANG’s activities whenever he is able.”
Obviously Seungri is in jail now, though honestly that shouldn’t really impact the quality of music from the group. Also, while T.O.P has a lot of other interests, he does seem like the type to clear out his schedule for a bit for comebacks if necessary. He’ll probably find another agency but him doing his own thing seems inevitable.