K-pop icons BigBang are set to return this spring with the release of their first song in four years, the band’s label, YG Entertainment, said on Monday.
It did not give a release date for the single, BigBang’s first since 2018’s Flower Road, but the song has reportedly been recorded already and a music video is in the works.
YG also revealed that BigBang member T. O. P (Choi Seung-hyun) would not be renewing his contract with the company but aimed to continue working with the band’s three other members while pursuing his own path.
BigBang (which YG stylises as BIGBANG) went on hiatus in 2018 as band members began fulfilling their mandatory service in South Korea’s armed forces. Since then the group have undergone changes, not least the departure of Seungri, who was arrested in 2019 over a sex-and-fraud scandal surrounding Seoul nightclub Burning Sun, and left the group. He is serving a jail term after confessing his guilt on nine criminal charges.