June 1, 2015


Listen to BIGBANG's Trappy New Banger, "Bang Bang Bang"

One of the top reasons we told you it was time to pay attention to BIGBANG was the K-pop phenoms' plan to release new music at the top of every month. As promised, on this first day of June, here's the guys' new track "Bang Bang Bang."

Their latest recalls past BIGBANG bangers like 2012's "Fantastic Baby" (a.k.a. the most-watched non-Psy Korean music video on YouTube) for being a nonstop party track that utilizes current trends. There's a '90s-inspired dance beat (very hot right now thanks to Diplo and Disclosure) before it moves into a trap-heavy breakdown (the type we've heard in recent hits like DJ Snake's "Turn Down for What" and Dillon Francis' "Get Low").

As expected, the accompanying music video is an over-the-top affair, with the guys rocking a slew of wild looks, hairdos and fashions in a neon-tinged world. Sometimes the costumes go a little too far (we're uncomfortable with Seungri's Native American headdress), but otherwise we're predicting this video to be one of K-pop's most watched clips by the end of 2015.

Last month, BIGBANG's two new hip hop singles "Loser" and "Bae Bae" tied a Billboard chart record previously set by Psy. But "Bang Bang Bang," along with its accompanying B-side "We Like 2 Party" (look out for its video on Friday!), look poised for even bigger things.