Seriously. We were not ready.
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Album Analysis coming after we calm down.
It’s D1 to LOVE AND FALL Album debut and YG has dropped the final MV Teaser in which Bobby tells us “I Love You” while annihilating us with premium Boyfriend visuals!
You would think we would be tired by now of speaking on how adorable, fluffy, cute and gorgeous Kim Bobby has been in these teasers leading up to his album release or how ear-wormy the track excerpts are – but NOPE!
If you ever wanted to imagine what a date with iKON’s Bobby as a boyfriend would be like, this would probably be the MV for you!
It’s such a refreshing switch to see a side of Bobby we’ve only ever caught behind the scenes suddenly taking the spot light that we cannot quite get over it.
Soft Bobby the fluffy bunny with deep and earnest lyrics but still riding that beat masterfully – it’s a Kim Jiwon fans never knew if they would be lucky enough to see.
AND WE LOVE THAT HE’S SINGING! We’ve always loved his husky tones that complimented tracks like “Airplane” and “Just Go” and to have an album from champion rapper Bobby where he’s mostly singing is a GIFT!
So back to the Teaser: for the title track “I Love You” we see Bobby playing alone under the deep blue sky of a California beach, bouncing on beds, diving in a backyard pool and laying back on the hood of a pretty, blue Mustang all to a trendy tropical house beat.
The sound is light and even playful. His smile and glances are warm and intimate and the vibe is very chill.
It’s surprising when you find out that the song is really a sad one about the end of a long term romance.
iKONICs are familiar with this kind of twist that iKON members seem fond of from songs like “Love Me” and “Welcome Back” and are strongly anticipating the full song and lyrics that will finally reveal the story of “I Love You”
Meanwhile the live countdown to Bobby’s album drop begins tomorrow at 4pm KST on VApp!
Thank you to all the many fan sites and platforms who were able on such short notice to pull together various promotional Projects, Guides for iKONICs and Support!
Let’s all do our best and support Bobby’s hard work as much as we can!
Watch the Teaser below!
YGE just dropped the video teaser for Bobby’s Love and Fall Album and we are having conniptions!
It’s bright, Bobby’s cute but he’s also hot?? He’s vocalizing but he doesn’t say much but also we’re nominating him for a Grammy?
He jumped in a pool and came out dry!! Kim Bobby can do all things!
Sorry but we’re too emotional to be coherent! This is really happening! There are tears on the keyboard!!!!
Here’s the link, you tell us what you think:
Following the release of teaser images for the 2nd Title Track of Bobby’s 1st Solo Album, “Love and Fall,” YGE has also dropped a Press Release giving us information about the track.
The combination of Bobby’s pleasingly raspy vocal color with guitar tones has always been pleasurable and this information has further ramped up our curiousity, excitement and anticipation!
YG Entertainment released the posters for Kim Bobby’s 2nd title track, “Runaway” and it hit us right in the feels!
Two days ago YGE dropped the teaser posters for the 1st title track from Bobby’s 1st Solo Album, “Love and Fall.” At that time iKONICs and the Kpop community in general were taken by surprise by the teaser’s soft imagery and the title of the song, “I Love You.”
Today’s posters shows imagery of Bobby on a beach with ruffled hair and casual clothes, his face in sharp profile against a moody sky. They are probably some of the most aesthetically pleasing posters YGE has ever released in relation to iKON and iKONICs are thrilled!
Even more importantly, this second teaser along with the first one and the album name are further indications that we are going to be seeing a more personal and emotional side of Bobby, whose real name is Jiwon, in this album.
Before now Bobby has been strongly associated with his fierce and charismatic stage presence, incredible performance energy and high tension, hard hitting rap style.
True Bobby fans, however, have always been aware that the rapper fondly known as a Bunny within the fandom is as squishy inside as his beloved Winnie the Pooh bear!
Kim Bobby Jiwon is actually a talented and incredibly versatile rapper as well as a vocalist with an addictive vocal color and a player of multiple instruments. Though he is known more for his fiercer raps, his more emotional bars have given us some of his most unforgettable work.
Below are some threads worth exploring to find out more about Bobby’s Rap:
We are on D7 of the countdown to the release of “Love and Fall.” Don’t forget to participate in a Bobby Project!!
You can join the Countdown project with @kontatoesgc here:
Let’s look forward to a glimpse into the heart of our Jiwonnie.
Today, Kim Bobby and Kim Donghyuk surprised iKONICs with an unannounced VApp Live Session from Japan where they are currently preparing for their Concert Tour!
Bobby and Donghyuk otherwise known as BobDong have always been a classic combination when it comes to V-Lives! They are famous for their lively and brotherly chemistry and this VApp session did not disappoint in those qualities.
Teasing Each other: Check
Praising Each other: Check
Impromptu Wrestling: Check
Drop Broadcasting Phone at some point due to Wrestling or Laughing: Check
Today’s Episode was extra special because it was an opportunity for Bobby to give some insight on his soon to be released first solo album, “Love and Fall.”
Bobby spoke of the Song “I Love You” and also gave heart fluttering lyric spoilers.
He also asked fans not to anticipate for the album too much but then got scolded by everyone XD
When Bobby left the session for a moment, Donghyuk took the opportunty to speak glowingly of his hyung’s work.
Other highlights of the the VLive include:
And the best for last!!!!
The V Live session racked up 80k+ views and 2 Million+ hearts. It ranked well for viewership!
Bobby’s Album, “Love and Fall” will be dropping on the 14th of September with the Title Track, “I Love You.” iKONICs are currently preparing with great excitement by streaming his solo single, “Holup,” so don’t forget to participate!
iKONICs are also preparing diligently for iKON’s 2nd Anniversary which falls the day after Bobby’s album drops and for a possible iKON comeback in the year’s last quarter.
As iKONICs prepare for these events, iKON is currently in Japan preparing for their 22 Venue Concert Tour which kicks off on September 9th.
iKON performed live today at Japan’s Annual prestigious A-Nation Festival, the Crown Jewel of J-Pop Summer Festivals, for the 2nd time in their less than 2 year career and iKONICs proved that Konfire (the ocean of the Konbat light stick) can burn as brightly as the sun!
The Concert took place at Japan’s Ajinomoto Stadium in Chofu, Tokyo, an almost 50,000 capacity venue and was well attended by happy festival fans.
Japanese iKONICs came in numbers – men, women, youth and children – and after buying out three stalls worth of merchandise they coloured the stadium fire red with a passion that Yunhyeong would have been proud of!
iKON’s set came up at about 5pm and many non fans were shocked at the amount of support they recieved. It was still daylight but the stadium suddenly began to blaze with Konfire and the fan chants rose!
iKON put on an energetic set including in order:
Rhythm Ta (Rock ver.)
Dumb & Dumber
Despite two members literally flying in from overseas schedules, iKON performed as strongly as ever and entertained with their signature wild Ad-libs and infectious energy.
They were also able to communicate well with the audience in fluent Japanese during their Ments! It’s no wonder the boys even trended in Japan!
iKON’s Japan schedule will kick off officially in September with the start of their New Kids Japan Tour that includes 22 Concerts.
Meanwhile, their Mini Album continues to do very well, topping charts like Tower Records, Oricon and Billboard and proving iKON’s unrelenting popularity in Japan.
Check the #iKONanation2017 tag to see all the fun!
iKONICs rejoice as previews from Fansite Masters confirmed the good news that Song Yunhyeong has safely returned to us from the wilds of Fiji, New Zealand!
Yunhyeong left for New Zealand 5 days ago on August 21st to embark on his debut solo Variety appearance as part of the cast of SBS’ Law of the Jungle!
His activities have been a mystery since then but as iKON (minus Bobby who flew in from LA) who are scheduled to perform at A Nation today, left South Korea for Japan without him yesterday, fans wondered if they would have to perform without their high note specialist.
Fans were profoundly relieved when he finally showed up at Hanada Airport looking a little tired and slimmer but safe and sound!
(Cr: Brilliant Moment)
We do hope he will get a chance to rest a little before climbing A Nation’s famous stage later today.
Thank you to the hardworking and passionate Fansite Masters that captured his return for us.
Welcome Back, Yoyo!
(Image cr: @ARDOR_28)
Song Yunhyeong, iKON’s high note specialist also known as iKON’s official visual was praised highly on various media platform for his flower boy good looks upon arrival at Incheon Airport yesterday Sunday, August 20th, to join the cast of Law of the Jungle for their flight to Fiji.
Yunhyeong arrived at the Airport carrying a structured back pack over a long blue weather proof jacket under which he wore a tshirt under a jumper and shorts. The look was finished off with a black and white, acid wash fanny pack slung casually over his chest. In this look iKON’s “Plan Man” seemed indeed effortlessly ready for an outdoor adventure!
The media seemed as bowled over by the young idol’s striking visuals as fans as headlines featuring Song Yunhyeong’s arrival popped up!
The Headlines were relentlessly flattering
Fansites not just for Yunhyeong but also other iKON members showed up to see him off and would also capture as Yunhyeong later showed that his beauty is not only skin deep with his well mannered gestures and thoughtful conduct while at the airport.
The media and fans were definitely on the same page on this one! iKONICs are proud of Song Yunhyeong and wish him all the best in Fiji!
iKONICs in Japan or J -KONICs as they are known have continued their tradition of showing their love for iKON with market demand.
(Cr. YGEX Official Shop )
This is more good news from Japan following iKONS New Kids: Begin come back on the 16th of this month which topped several Japanese charts including the Oricon Daily and sold more than 30,000 albums on the first day!
(Cr: @koojunexxx twitter)
It is the third time in a row for iKON to top charts in Japan having done so with their Japan Wecome Back Album and their Dumb and Dumber Single album which sold so well it scored them a Gold certification with the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) – not bad for Korean rookies!
iKONICs are currently looking forward with great anticipation to upcoming New Kids activities in Japan!