Big Bang to sing Japanese soundtrack for "IRIS"

Big Bang members Seungri, G-Dragon, Taeyang, TOP and Daesung [YG Entertainment]

Korean idol group Big Bang will sing the main theme song for the Japanese release of the hit TV series "IRIS", according to Japanese daily newspaper Sankei Sports on Friday.

Sankei reported that the boy band will be singing a ballad titled "Tell Me Goodbye", which will be featured in the show's broadcast next Tuesday on Japanese channel TBS.

"IRIS", which first aired in Korea on April 21, became a smash hit due to its huge scale, global location shoots and a star-studded cast. Big Bang member T.O.P (Choi Seung-hyun) also appeared in the espionage drama alongside Hallyu star Lee Byung-hun and actress Kim Tae-hee.

This will be the first time for the boys have participated in the soundtracks for both the Korean and Japanese versions of a drama. They received the request from TBS at the beginning of the year and prepared the song in Japan for a month.

The group will be showing a new image to Japan by singing the ballad since they have only released three dance singles in the country.

"We hope that the theme song and the drama cause a synergy effect and that the audience enjoys it", Big Bang was quoted as saying in the paper.

Meanwhile, in celebration for the premiere of "IRIS" in Japan, an event will be held with stars Lee, Kim and members of Big Bang in attendance. The ceremony will take place at the Osaka Hall on May 26 and June 1 at the Saitama Super Arena.

The five-member group made their debut in 2006 with their single "Bigbang" and are considered one of the biggest cultural icons for Korea's younger generation in music and fashion. They recently visited Japan to sing the theme song for a local news program.

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