Interview: Tablo Talks About His Cover of Taeyang’s ‘Eyes, Nose, Lips’

Today, in an exclusive interview with moonROK’s partners at eDaily, Epik High‘s Tablo revealed why he made a cover of Taeyang‘s “Eyes, Nose, Lips” in his own style.

At 9 p.m. on June 25 in Korea, YG Entertainment released the video of Tablo’s cover of ‘Eyes, Nose, Lips” on YG’s official blog. The cover is the second of the song, following Akdong Musician’s. Tablo’s cover has a fresh charm, as it contains Tablo’s unique English rap and DJ Tukutz’ remix.  In the latter half of the song, Taeyang makes a surprise appearance and collaborates fantastically with Tablo, the two complimenting each other’s chords.

After the release of the cover video, Tablo conveyed through YG Entertainment what he wanted to emphasize–he stated, “Since the original song is so excellent, I thought a conventional cover would be meaningless. I wanted to gift Taeyang with a new song that makes the original shine; one that he would like.”

On the process of recreating the original slow R&B song into a rap song,  Tablo said, “I am producing both music that focuses on vocals, and music that focuses on rap, so I had no difficulty. Plus, I worked on ‘TOMORROW,’ ‘Throw Away,’ ‘LOVE YOU TO DEATH’ and many other songs with Taeyang, so I enjoyed it very much.” He added that he and Taeyang agreed to “give listeners an enjoyable experience” through their collaboration as they worked on the song together.

Earlier on June 16th, Akdong Musician covered “Eyes, Nose, Lips” and as a result received much attention for Lee Chan Hyuk’s rap and Lee Soo Hyun’s clear, sweet voice. The second cover song also is gaining immense popularity for its novel style born out of Tablo-Taeyang synergy.

The original single, “Eyes, Nose, Lips,” was partly composed by Taeyang himself and is currently receiving a lot of love for his soulful vocals and the addictive chorus.

Thank you to our partners at eDaily for providing us with this awesome exclusive – stay tuned to moonROK for more exclusivse on your favorite idols and artists, and check out Tablo’s cover of Taeyang’s “Eyes, Nose, Lips” again below.


Source: eDaily

All visual and audio media courtesy of YG Entertainment
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  1. meep_13 8 years ago
    I really loved the cover! I was kind of surprised at how well Tablo and Taeyang sounded together!
  2. linhzpac 8 years ago
    Tablo is a genius. I’ve been repeating this song since it was released and still amazed with the poetic lyrics…
  3. Exo 8 years ago
    i love me some table

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