The Making of G-Dragon's "Coup D'Etat"

"Window"

Produced by: Choice37

Teddy: “I went into Choice’s room, and I heard that beat. I really liked it. And my ass started singing with the auto-tune on. [Laughs.] I sing, but it’s not for anybody to listen to. When I have an idea, I just lay it down. That day I just recorded the hook, then the next day I came into the studio and found out GD added a whole ’nother section. He completed the song.”

G-Dragon: “I think there’s a certain code to my songwriting process. If you listen to ‘She’s Gone,’ ‘That XX,’or even ‘Obsession’ [by GD & TOP], they’re like horror films. There aren’t actual mentions of me killing someone, but there’s a sense of eeriness, which I think I inject throughout my songwriting process. I always end up writing a song like that.

 

It depends on your interpretation, but the song’s about murder. Well, I didn’t murder anyone. I’ve done something to a woman on the record and only the window knows what happened. - G-Dragon

 

“For this album, that song is ‘Window.’ It depends on your interpretation, but the song’s about murder. Well, I didn’t murder anyone. I’ve done something to a woman on the record and only the window knows what happened. It’s about love, obsession, and trying to have someone and only the window knows the truth. I wanted to keep a creepy sentiment and keep the raindrops pouring.”

Teddy: “For me the record was a love song. It was one of those sad, goodbye songs. And I thought GD and I were on the same topic, but when I asked him about the song he said, ‘In the lyrics, I’m killing someone.’ [Laughs.] Choice and I were like, ‘This is bugged out.’

G-Dragon: “I think it’s a pattern for me. I do enjoy watching those horror films, too. Whenever I watch those types of films, I get inspired to write those types of records. It’s not something I would do, so whenever I write it I get a sense of vicarious satisfaction. That’s why I insert a lot of fiction into my lyrics.”

Teddy: “I didn’t want my voice on it. So the initial replacement for my part was supposed to be T.O.P. But then T.O.P. was working on other stuff. So GD just went ahead and recorded over my part.”

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