iKON had a successful comeback yesterday with the release of the Goodbye Road MV and New Kids: The Final mini album at 6PM KST.
(Don’t forget to stream the MV! Our goal is 6M views in 24 hours.)
As for Korea, Goodbye Road debuted comfortably in top #21 of all major charts, raising quickly and steadily every hour until the charts froze at 1AM, achieving #4 on Naver and #1 on all other charts, getting incredibly close to scoring a Realtime All Kill.
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With the strike of midnight in Korea iKON’s final D-day poster was released announcing that in less than 18 hours iKON will release their new mini album New Kids: the Final thus concluding the New Kids series.
It is more than fitting that iKON is concluding their New Kids series looking all grown up and mature.
This is iKON’s third comeback this year which is not unusual for kpop but it is more than unusual for YGE. After going through drought years this is the year of plenty for both iKON and iKONICS.
Let’s work hard and enjoy this comeback with iKON!!!
It’s D-3 to comeback day, and iKON has released the schedule for the VLive countdown for Goodbye Road on October 1st at 5AM KST, an hour before the official release of New Kids: The Final.
The Final is already up for pre-order, check out all the details here.
You can already head to the VLive video and start tapping hearts!
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iKON released their second lyric narration video for their title song Goodbye Road. Video features Hanbin and June reciting lyrics at what looks an abandoned industrial dock or a shipyard. Video can be viewed on iKON’s YouTube account (English subtitles are not yet available).
However you can enjoy lyrics translation provided by iKONICS.
On the heels of the track list release for the New Kids: the Final mini album, iKON released the first lyric narration video for Goodbye Road featuring Jinhwan and Donghyuk looking pensive and gorgeous. We can look forward to videos of other members revealing more about the song.
You can enjoy the video with English subtitles on iKON YouTube Chanel.
Jinhwan: “If you’re going to leave anyway, live the best possible life with no regrets. Leave me and live happily.”
Donghyuk: “Everyone goes through a break up so let’s not be too sad. I’ll try to find someone that is alike but not quite similar to you.”
Looking at lyrics it seems that non-toxic breakup songs are becoming iKON’s signature. Love comes to an end but there is no blaming of the person that left, accepting the end of love as part of life and growing up. A healthy message for sure.
This is the third comeback for iKON in 2018 but it is already a standout by the quality and timeliness of its teasers. iKON is present in the media and on variety shows prior to the release itself and not 10 days to two weeks after its release (if at all) , which was the usual practice before. One has to be blind not to notice the difference in the approach to iKON promotions and the quality of the same. We do not know what happened to bring about this change but we sure welcome it.
A wistful poster for the title song for iKON’s upcoming mini album New Kids: the Final was released today. Title Goodbye Road was written by Hanbin and Bobby and composed by Hanbin, Future Bounce and Bekuh Boom and arranged by Future Bounce.
It is said to be the song that competed with Love Scenario for the title last winter and is a favorite song of YGE founder Yang Hyun Suk.
iKONICS are eagerly anticipating to see what other songs will be released on this mini album.
While waiting for another teaser to drop don’t forget to up-vote and comment on Naver article for Goodbye Road.
Official Twitter and Instagram accounts posted a comeback poster on September 11th at 10AM KST, announcing a new mini album called New Kids: The Final to be released on October 1st.
This would mark iKON’s fourth release in 2018, something unheard of, starting off in January with the full album New Kids: Return, followed by the single Rubber Band in March, and, lastly, the mini album New Kids: Continue last August.
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iKON just had their debut stages for this comeback on Music Core. They performed their heavily punkrock influenced sub title tract Freedom witch contained cute homages to dances from other YG groups. Can you spot those?
What followed is the awaited performance of iKON’s latest title track Killing Me. As always iKON vowed both fans and non fans alike with their amazing performance ability.
Day before highly anticipated iKON’s comeback YGE released stunning moving individual teasers of each member thus ramping up the excitement for tomorrow even more.
iKONICs were in for a big surprise with the release of the second M/V teaser.
Yang Hyun Suk had said multiple times the teasers for this comeback were going to be powerful, but the warnings fell short of the actual impact they had upon release.
The 20 seconds long video happened to include a completely unexpected strong EDM beat in the chorus and, as promised, we got a sneak peek of the sharp and deadly choreography.
Which means: DanceKON is back! Check it out for yourself down below.
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