Editorial: LOVE SCENARIO, iKONICS’ most awaited title track

 

Written by: Ezra

The music video dropped at exactly 6PM KST – with iKONICS feeling nervousness and excitement gushing through their veins. They have been waiting for this exact moment. Holding their breaths, iKONICS waited for the YouTube notification and once it was out, the music video opened automatically.

The rhythm and melody is very catchy – without reading any translation one can instantly think of cute and adorable lyrics but do not be fooled. LOVE SCENARIO was about a beautiful love story between lovers, a love that’s been mutual, a love that grew, and a love that ended like a theater play.

In the music video, glimpse of romance scenes and breakup scenes can be seen. It was a lovely song with warm lyrics that reminds you of the love that was and still is important to you. You’ll remember someone that left flowers in your heart –  symbolizing the love but making it painful and hard to breathe.

Don’t forget to check the LOVE SCENARIO MV on YouTube and click CC for English subtitles (as they are now available) to enhance your viewing pleasure.

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Love Scenario – iKON’s new title track revealed at last!

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Today, YGE at last revealed a title track for iKON’s 2nd Full Album Return to the joy and excitement of iKONICs all over the world.

Love Scenario is said to be a medium tempo emotional song with precise choreography that members practiced deep into the night to perfect.

Lyrics are by B.I,  Bobby and Motmal (a Korean poet) and composed by B.I, Millenium and 승 (a mysterious contributor).

Anticipation was already plenty but it is now dizzyingly high thanks to the information revealed – and why?

1. Ballad/MidTempo: if you are a fan of iKON you know how since Welcome Back the boys have continued to deliver on the slow tracks in multiple languages be it original tracks or Remixes!

Just Go

You and the Rain

Perfect Acapella

2. Choreography: iKON has never and probably will never fail on choreography wether it’s fast or slow, complex or simple, precise or adhoc! Plus have you seen them dance to slow songs??

Rocket

Apology

Peng You

3. New Blood: With Millenium joining DoubleB at the composing helm we are truly getting a taste of YG’s young blood composers and a fresh sound from the company! Also there are contributions from a Poet in the lyrics and the mysterious 승

4. iKON: Seriously, it’s iKON!

iKON is scheduled to come back on January 25 and we are eagerly waiting for the full track list as well as schedule announcements for the comeback activities.

Is This Beauty Real? The Mystery of iKON’s Come Back MV

iKON’s official instagram account WithiKONIC released an image of Bobby today and in doing so finished the hashtag series: IsThisBeauty/LookReal that was kicked off on December 28th 2017 with a lovely picture of iKON maknae Jung Chanwoo seated in a Diner style couch gazing intently into his phone.

That picture was followed by mathyung Kim Jinhwan sending a finger heart and a flirtatious look from what looks like a changing room.

After this came Hyung line’s Song Yunhyeong with another finger heart but with a passionate feel.

Leader, Kim Hanbin saluted us next after a successful day of shooting.

At this point the series was interrupted by a behind the scenes shot from the MV set where the boys sit gathered together and chatting in their habitual way, giving off a warm feeling.

Then the series continued with the next maknae line member, Kim Donghyuk cutely nibbling on some kimbab.

Koo Junhoe rounds up the maknae line after this, also staring intently into his phone in a hard to identify location.

The recently rather elusive Kim Bobby, face half hidden with a hand sign was the final image.

iKONICs still have NO idea what the hashtag means (a song title? A refrain? A red herring?) but we wonder if we will finally be getting the much anticipated announcement of a Come Back date for the boys.

Till then we search the images for clues!

All we can say so far is that all images feature a soft aesthetic which is most probably a characeristic of the MV that they filmed. The boys are either dressed in boyfriend looks or heavily covered under quilted coats. They are also predominantly located at the “Diner/Cafe” setting so we have reason to believe the MV will definitely feature such a set.

Other clues we have received have come via VLive including Donghyuk providing a very tiny spoiler and Junhoe describing the MV as something similar to a “Musical.” Aside from these there was a heavily filtered image from what appears to be the MV Shoot posted on mouthpiece of YG, Yang Hyun Suk’s instagram.

The general aesthetic of the set and their looks combined with these clues that have been dropped have led iKONICs to speculate that the MV that was shot will either be a ballad or a mid-tempo track. This is exciting news for iKONICs as fandom favourites tend to fall under these categories.

Lets all hope the wait won’t be for too much longer for a Come Back date announcement and details along with the rolling out of a promotion cycle plan starting with Come Back Teasers.

Let’s Dance

iKON is coming back boys and girls, and with comeback there is likelihood of  us enjoying iKON’s awesome dance moves.

There has been some talk among iKONICS about possible choreographers working with iKON and everyone is curious; will it be Parris Goebel again or someone new.

We took a look at  past choreographers that worked with YG and who knows maybe among them is the choreographer for iKON’s comeback.

We are starting with the queen of  choreo herself, Parris Goebel. Out of all the choreographers that worked with YG artists she is the most well known one and deservedly so as she worked on some of the most iconic songs that came out of YG; Big Bang’s Bang bang bang, Taeyang’s Ringa Linga, CL’s Hello Bitches. She has also worked  with iKON on Rhythm ta and Bling Bling.

But to iKONICS the favorite collab with iKON is probably Team B’s pre-debut performance of her choreo to Get like me. There is no doubt that Parris and iKON go really well together.

Keone and Mariel Madrid, dancing and choreographing wife and husband couple. Mariel did choreo for 2NE1 Clap your hands.

Keone worked with Se7en while he was still a YG artist on his Better Together comeback. Keone is one of the better known kpop choreographers as he has done choreo for many prominent boy groups. He also recently joined the dance crew Kinjaz.

On the subject of Kinjaz, iKONICs encountered some interesting information on the website of one of the members, choreographer Vinh Ngyen.

Could he be the new choreographer for iKON?

Shaun Evaristo is probably best know for his work with Taeyang  on “Wedding Dress” and “I Need A Girl”.

Kyle Hanagami is one of the most recent choreographers to work with a YG artist as he choreographed Black Pink’s Boombayah.

Question is will iKON continue to work with Parris (and we do love them together) or are we in for something new?

Excitement Rises For iKON’s Imminent Comeback

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iKON’s comeback was tentatively announced for January, but taught by previous experiences (the mysterious  fall comeback that never happened)  iKONICS were cautiously enthusiastic. However, it seems the comeback is real.

Yang Hyun Suk posted on his Instagram account a screenshot from the current shooting of iKON’S new title track featuring soft and unbelievably handsome looking Hanbin. With caption: “iKON‘s best ever new song. B.I’s lyrics and composition”.

It seems we have new music to look forward to in January. Get ready iKONICS it’s showtime.

 

Autumn comeback for iKON?

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Yesterday, iKONICS got a bit of  a shock when @fromyg (Yang Hyun Suk Instagram) posted a 10 second soundless video taken at the iKON’s shoot for the new MV.

Short video is of June, in what seems to be a melancholy and subdued setting, leading the iKONICS to believe that the new song is a ballad.

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After Yang Hyun Suk now infamous sentence that we shall laugh together in September and October, and considering that Bobby’s marvelous album Love and Fall came out in September, iKONICS are feeling cautiously optimistic.

However, complete lack of any kind of promotion for Bobby’s album is making many worry that once again no real effort will be made to promote iKON’s upcoming comeback.

We are not laughing just yet Mr. Yang Hyun Suk.

Love and Fall fangift MVs

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Each day since Bobby’s solo album Love and Fall dropped fans have been gifted with  dingo MVs of his B side songs that were shoot during his time in L.A .

First was MV for Firework, a song Bobby said was made with iKON and fans in mind.

 

Yesterday we got an MV for Tendae, arguably one of the most popular songs among iKONICS. A sexy summer song that just makes you dance.

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Fans are hoping that this trend continues as every single song on this album is worth an MV. We cannot wait to see what comes next!

Give love to Bobby’s Beautiful MVs

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Along with the phenomenal solo album, Love and Fall, yesterday Kim Bobby recently dropped two beautiful MVs for his title tracks I love you and Runaway.

I love you is deceptively cheerful song with a breezy, summery MV although it sings about the end of love.

Filmed in L.A, the MV is bursting with color and Bobby charms irresistibly with boyfriend cuteness.

There is also some serious rapping going on where Bobby showcases his different flows, accompanied by images of Bobby bopping and dancing before camera, displaying his natural movement and charisma.

I love you  – lyrics (translation credit Genius.com)

 We shared a life that wasn’t short
Our hearts matured
Rather than lovers, we were like family
Now whatever we do, feels like we already did it

Now our answers have become short
Feeling the difference in the weight of our hearts
Our silence forecasts the end
On our lukewarm night

You had high expectations
And I was really tired
Would we be different
If we understood each other a little more?

When you have to try in love
That already means it’s not love
With love without the butterflies
Only attachment remains

I love you
Still (girl)
I love you
I’m still in love with you girl
I’m still in love with you
(Yeh ye ye ye)

We lived our own lives
And on our way to each other
We already ran out of breath
Even though we missed each other
When we see each other, we’re busy grinding our teeth
You flip over your phone and you’re getting a call
Who is it? Why aren’t you picking up?
Then you say it’s nobody and just like that
Another secret forms

Worries seem like doubt
What if’s become reality, we’re both obsessing
No strength to talk out the misunderstandings
Just saying sorry
Before we noticed, we slowly grew apart
Because of that, we need to shout at each other now
In order for each other to hear
God girl, what do we do?

When you have to try in love
That already means it’s not love
With love without the butterflies
Only attachment remains

I love you
Still (girl)
I love you
I’m still in love with you girl
I’m still in love with you
(Yeh ye ye ye)

We still have a little bit of attachment
For each other so
I just wanna leave it like this
Beautifully

If this heart break is foolish
I’ll endure it for love
Because you used to only know me
Because I used to only know you

When you have to try in love
That already means it’s not love
With love without the butterflies
Only attachment remains

I love you
Good bye my love good bye
Good bye my love good bye
Good bye my love good bye
Good bye good bye

Good bye my love good bye
Good bye my love good bye
Good bye my love good bye
Good bye good bye

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The second MV for the song Runaway was filmed a year ago and shows a more intimate story.

A more subdued, darker MV, it packs a strong emotional punch much like the song itself and the music style is reminiscent of old school hiphop .

Runaway is a song  about loosing yourself when burdened by responsibilities and life and finding balance between growing up and compromising and maintaining that childhood dream, of finding your new grown up self.

Runaway – lyrics (translation credit – Genius.com)

I wanna runaway
I wanna runaway
I wanna runaway

I’m tired of everything now
So I get mad at the smallest things
I’m on my way home alone and it’s noisy
But it’s only laughter that has nothing to do with me
So I keep my head low

I ran crazily, not knowing I became an adult
Trying to pretend I live without worries so my mom won’t get worried
When I get home, I wash up, turn off the lights and lay down
But now reality is heavier than dreams
So I can’t sleep, so I sing

In the mirror
It’s not the me I used to know
I want to chase after my dreams
But responsibility weighs down on my shoulders

If you see my swaying
Please take me away, far away
I wanna runaway
Yay ye yay ye

To a place where no one knows me
To a place where no one looks for me
Raise me up
I just can’t go on, take me away
I wanna runaway

I have a habit of thinking mistakes are failures
I don’t wanna fail so I keep stopping my efforts
Cuz I don’t wanna get hurt, I avoid new encounters
It’s better to cry alone, no need to be cautious

I lay on my bed but it doesn’t feel like home
I just wanna go far away
Even if the sun rises tomorrow, even if there’s hope
The words “good morning”
Mean nothing to me, so I sing

In the mirror
It’s not the me I used to know
I want to chase after my dreams
But responsibility weighs down on my shoulders

If you see my swaying
Please take me away, far away
I wanna runaway
Yay ye yay ye

To a place where no one knows me
To a place where no one looks for me
Raise me up
I just can’t go on, take me away
I wanna runaway

Runaway
Oh nanana

My eyes in the mirror
My feet that broke down
The man in the mirror
Keeps looking at me, strangely

It’ll be alright
At the end of this wandering
The me that I will find
Is waiting Yeh ye
Yeh ye ye

I’ve lost my way
I can’t go on, I’m too tired
Please take me away
It’s hard to breathe
Yeh ye

I’ve lost my way
Please hold my hand
I don’t know why I’m here
I wanna runaway
I wanna runaway

To a place where no one knows me
To a place where no one looks for me
Raise me up
I just can’t go on, take me away
I wanna runaway

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Both MVs are finally available on youtube for viewing after being re-uploaded several times and in the process loosing almost 1 000 000 views combined.

We know this incident discouraged the fandom but we need to do our best for Bobby and his amazing work.

Bobby didn’t give up, he kept trying until he got his music to us. We should not give up either and we should double our effort to stream and make up for the lost views. So let’s stream and promote Bobby’s MV’s on your social media.