SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - As influential K-pop group Big Bang dropped its new single Flower Road on Tuesday (March 13), the only member of the group not yet in the army took to social media to talk enlistment plans.
Seungri, the youngest in the five-man act, has yet to start the two-year military service which is mandatory for all able-bodied men in South Korea. Fellow singer Daesung joined the day the single dropped, while Taeyang enlisted on Monday. Big Bang is officially on break to allow its members to serve their army terms.
On Tuesday evening (March 13), Seungri posted a promotional image on Instagram for Flower Road, which was produced before the act went on break.
"Today, Daesung enlisted. And I, the last group member who has yet to enlist, also plan to join the Army after finishing all scheduled activities for this year, in order to minimise the group's hiatus," he wrote in his post.
"Looking at the five fully-bloomed flowers on this poster, I am reminded of the first moment I met the members and everything in between," he added.
Fans have been asked to go easy on sending mail to enlisted stars, following reports that G-Dragon's military training centre has received an "excessive" amount of fan mail addressed to the star. Big Bang's leader joined the army on Feb 27.
Rapper T.O.P enlisted in January last year. He is currently serving as a public service worker after being dishonorably discharged from the police due to charges of marijuana use.
Seungri is currently promoting his first Chinese film Love Only and is scheduled to release a solo album in the first half of this year.
Flower Road swept local music charts upon its release Tuesday.