iKON announces August comeback date with new teaser

Today at 10AM KST, YG Entertainment and iKON’s various social media accounts officially released the teaser for iKON’s upcoming comeback.

iKON’s official comeback date is August 2nd, with a mini album titled ‘New Kids: Continue’, and seems to kontinue the trend of the New Kids releases. There’s no news on the number of tracks that will be in the mini album.

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Love Scenario Brings Home its 1st Win on MCountdown!

With just 2.5 days of charting iKON’s come back title song, Love Scenario managed to grab the top spot today on MCountdown winning against Sunmi whose hit track Heroine was released on January 18th and has also won previously.

It has been two years since iKON won a triple crown at MCountdown with Dumb and Dumber from their debut album Welcome Back.

iKONICs who had managed their expectations due to a number of factors including iKON’s not being present to perform at the studio and therefore forfeiting broadcast points – were ecstatic.

Korea seems to be sharing their excitement as shortly after the hashtag #iKONLoveScenario1stWin trended no 1 in the country!

iKON continues to see unprecedented success with Love Scenario and their album Return and were today officially inducted into the Melon Hall of Fame for accumulating 1.5 million uniques listeners in less than a week.

Congratulations iKON on your 1st win! We hope it is not too greedy to hope for many, many more.

iKON’s “Double B” Debut as Variety Show MCs

It was announced today that iKON’s rappers Kim Hanbin and Kim Bobby will be special MCs  on February 3, Music Core together with RED VELVET’s Yeri.

This is the first time since debut that any member of iKON will be a music show MC.

It seems that iKON’s first  venture into world of emcees had garnered a lot of interest.

Both iKON and RED VELVET have had successful comebacks this past weeks and are competing for no.1 place on various music charts. However, many of their fans have interpreted this competition as cute interaction and were hoping for groups to interact in real life as well and not only on charts. Music Core is making their wish a reality.

For the promotion of their new album, Return, iKON has promised to have many activities in Korea as compared to their usual promotion cycles. From recent announcements like these it seems they have every intention of keeping their promise.

iKON “Return” Tops Pre-Order Charts!

The results are coming in for just how much iKONICs miss iKON and the answer is apparently A LOT!

iKON’s 2nd Full Album, “Return” which will be released on January 25th at 6:00pm KST has managed to rise to the top of pre-order charts both in Korea and Internationally.

The album has a Black version and a Red version and in some cases would enter the charts top 2 or top 3.

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KONFIDENTIAL NIGHT -iKON COMEBACK V LIVE

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iKON’s official Instagram account withikonic posted the announcement for their comeback vlive “KONFIDENTIAL NIGHT” that will air on January 24 at 11PM KST.

New album and MV release is on January 25 at 6PM KST.

Please do not re upload the MV. Share the links to the MV and watch it only from official sources.

 

iKON: RETURN pre-sale has started: Tips and bits on buying.

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iKONICs get your wallets ready, your internet working and your credit cards out, it’s time to put our money where our mouth is (or, if not money, whatever else you can do!)

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Covers for iKON’s second album “Return” revealed

Covers for the iKON’s new album Return were revealed today. Album comes in two versions red and black in the form of a hard cover book containing one CD disc and 120 pages photo book.

Image credit: https://instagram.com/p/BeCaTtdnvcX/

 

If you are wondering what is written on the CD itself it is Bobby’s narration from the teaser trailer.

iKONICS are eagerly awaiting pre order information for the physical album. iKON’s album is scheduled for release on January 25 at 6PM KST.

 

iKON drops full 12 song tracklist for Return

Earlier on today, YG Entertainment released the long-awaited tracklist for iKON’s upcoming second album, ‘Return’. The tracklist contains eight songs and four ‘SPECIAL BONUS TRACKS’, which equals a total of twelve tracks.

Some of the songs featured are the title track, which we already know as ‘사랑을 했다 (Love Scenario)’, as well as B.I’s second official solo, ‘돗대 (One and Only)’.

Songs that are already highly appreciated and loved are included in the album, such as ‘Just Go’ and ‘Love Me’ (Now ‘나를 사랑하지 않아요? (Love Me)’). These tracks have already been performed throughout iKON’s tours in Japan. Fans will also be able to hear new versions of their pre-adored songs ‘시노시작’  and ‘Long Time No See’ from Mix and Match.

All tracks involve lyrics, production or arrangement from members Bobby and B.I, with some familiar names arising in the credits. Fellow YG member PSY joins the boys to write lyrics, compose and arrange ‘Everything’. Tablo of Epik High joins iKON to compose and arrange ‘안아보자 (Hug Me)’.

Also seen on the tracklist are members of Future Bounce, who have been credited for their work in iKON’s previous tracks ‘Airplane’ and ‘Dumb & Dumber’, returning to produce ‘Best Friend’. As well as producer Choice37, who has worked closely with iKON in the past for ‘My Type (취향저격)’ and making a remix version of ‘Anthem‘.

Also appearing is YG’s own Teddy, who we have seen involved in the production of songs for 2NE1 and BlackPink.

The album will be released on the 25th of January at 6PM KST.

The Return of iKON: January 25th, 2018

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iKONICs it’s time! After an agonizing wait, being teased and angered and disappointed, here’s finally something we can be happy and certain about.

iKON’s new full album ‘Return’ is getting released on January 25th.

On the Instagram post by Yang Hyun Suk where the official comeback date was posted, he promised:

  1. More domestic activities
  2. To listen to iKONICs requests
  3. Posting the tracklist of the new album starting tomorrow

So let us pray for better promotions this time, and for iKON to get the treatment and recognition they’ve always deserved and is already way overdue.

But we can help too! Check out our other articles with tutorials on how you can help iKON have a successful comeback:

2018 is already off to a good start, lets make it better.

iKON releases teaser film for second full album ‘RETURN’.

On the 5th of January, iKON released a one-minute teaser film for their second album, titled ‘RETURN’.

 

The short film, which was released on Instagram, YouTube and VLIVE, contains the seven members with a suburban retro feel and an R&B track playing in the background. Also heard is a voiceover by member Bobby, who says:

“Is there any point in clinging to the things that pass on by and change without any warning.
Those things that will disappear anyways — and I’ll end up even losing myself while chasing those things.
When I close my eyes and draw out my dreams,
When I dance and sing,
I feel alive.
If I were to live this life all over again,
I’d live out this same day.
If I could feel the excitement of that very first time once again.
Nothing’s changed.
We’ve just gotten swept up in the passing of time.
You, me, and us.
We still exist in the same place.
Now, I send this airplane off into the sky.
The new kids return.”

[Trans credit: ikonOT7]

 

At this stage, it is unclear what the annotation means, but it is certain that there is a story to be told. During Jinhwan and June’s ‘KJH 섹시한 한 해 보내세요’ VLIVE, June stated that their recently filmed music video has an overall “musical” feel.

“The overall concept of the music video seemed very much like a musical to me,” June said.

“Like a fairytale, a drama.”

“The feeling of California and LA,” Jinhwan said. “[The music video] feels like a Santa Monica beach.”

Nevertheless, iKONICS were given plenty to theorise over, including black and white and inverted colour scenes, cracked mirrors, flocks of flying birds, paper airplanes, fleeting shots of their concert and the seven members standing in the middle of a field. With this being their second album since Welcome Back in 2015, fans can see a new side of iKON through a full tracklist and Korean promotions.

The comeback date is set to be released next week.