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.
iKON has released a hilarious teaser for their long anticipated iKON TV.
iKON TV is a 10 episode reality show self-produced by iKON members themselves with first episode airing on 21 of April at 10 PM KST on Naver V Live and YouTube and on 22 of April at 12.20 AM KST on JTBC.
The show will be unique as there is no script and iKON were given free creative rain to do whatever they wish, with each member participating in planning, filming or editing of episodes. We are getting pure, unadulterated iKON.
Teaser, a tongue-in-cheek homage to Korean gangster movies, was completely conceptualized by iKON members and filmed without the script ( to Donghyuk’s consternation) featuring iKON members looking like they just stepped of the pages of a gangster manhwa, a comedic one. It announces the first episode directed by iKON with special guests, comedienne group Celeb Five, that clashes with iKON as the rival gang in the hilarious teaser.
Today YGE finally revealed the name and credits for the surprise new track that iKON will use to extend their Return promo!
iKONICs will be happy to see that the members of the genius collaboration that gave us “Love Scenario”are also involved with the new track which is called “Rubber Band.”
According to YGE front man Yang Hyun Suk and iKON’s leader Kim Hanbin, the track is to be seen as a gift to fans and an opportunity to spend more time with our boys!
Are you looking forward to the surprise track?
iKON is still topping all major Korean charts 37 days after dropping Love Scenario and just recorded their 160th hourly Perfect All Kill! AND their 6th Music Show Win on KBS Music Bank (LoveScenario6thWin) (Its getting difficult to keep up with the achievements they come in literally as we type) Incredible!
The song is a hidden title track and will be an extension of the current promotions of iKON’s second full album, ‘Return’- whose title track, ‘Love Scenario’, has topped charts, broken records and charmed the general public for over a month.
fan: can you spoil the new song for us?
bobby: HWAL HWAL (hwal means bow/arrow in korean, but also an onomatopoeia for something burning)
dong: PAENG PAENG
bobby: they’ll never figure this out
dong: we really gave them a lot
Writing ‘iKON’ and ‘varieties’, as in multiple ones, feels completely surreal and so have these past few days – intense and exhausting in the best of ways.
The general public is already loving iKON’s title track ‘Love Scenario’ and in a bit over a week Korea will watch them shine as individuals. iKON will appear in JTBS Knowing Brothers on February 3rd 8:50PM KST, and that same day Bobby will guest on MBC Semobang, at 11:45PM KST.
Check the official teasers for Knowing Brothers below, don’t forget to like, comment and share!
On January 27th at 2.30PM KST, iKON positioned first on instiz iChart, being the first boy group in 2018 to do so. They currently hold that position comfortably, sixteen hours later and without breaks.
We got a lot of new things in a very short span of time. Let’s get right into it.
The first thing I noticed, apart from Jinhwan’s gorgeous face, was his voice. It’s an amazing voice, we know this, but there was something new about it. It sounded fuller, even smoother than usual and the falsetto was flawless. Hanbin truly wasn’t kidding when he said they all improved, and Junhwe was not the exception, keep scrolling to see Junhwe’s teasers!
As always, don’t forget to check out all the official videos, like, comment, share and stream.
Junhwe was stunning and truly refreshing. As a power vocal, he takes care of the impact, the shock along with his characteristic roughness, but this time his voice was mixed with something else. It had the deep tones he’s so known in iKON for, but instead of roughness he sounded silky smooth and relaxed. So far we’ve only seen two member teasers, but I’m pretty sure the change in his singing in this album will be the particularly interesting.
With iKON’s January comeback imminent fans are eagerly waiting for the date of the album release and for signs of better promotions than the lackluster ones that have been typical of YG for iKON till now.
Fans from different time zones are waking up in the middle of the night to see if there is a new teaser or comeback date released.
It seems like he is cropping the photo of each individual member and saying that the 7th piece of the puzzle will contain the comeback date. He also commented on iKONICs requests saying he will “try” and fulfill them all.
Now this is this writer’s personal opinion and correct me if I am wrong but – shouldn’t good promotions and an actual promotion plan be something that a company does for their artist as par for the course?
Promotions are not something you, and I quote Mr. Yang Hyun Suk here, “try” to do. They are a part of your basic duties as an Artist’s Agency and representative. Promotions are your job. Promotions are not a favor done to iKONICs , they are a bare necessity.
The idea that there is no promotion plan for this comeback is highly disconcerting, though, granted, this could just be a very bad idea of teasing for a comeback and not the actual state of affairs.
However, we know that the dismal lack of Korean promotions for iKON or almost complete absence of them (like in the case of Bobby’s album, Love and Fall) is an ongoing bone of contention between YGE and iKONICS that led to last year’s petition and boycott.
So using it so flippantly as part of a “teasing” process seems at best ill advised and at worst downright insensitive of YG’s Yang Hyun Suk.
Now, I am not trying to be a negative Nancy here, but honestly I have seen what this has done to many iKONICS and I can tell you not a single reaction was positive. There is no need to make this such an unpleasant and stressful experience for the fans. Comebacks should be enjoyed and celebrated but it seems like Yang Hyun Suk has forgotten this or perhaps he just lost that piece of the puzzle.
We are half way through the 2nd week of January and can only hope as the “teasers” suggest that we will be able to share iKON’s actual Come Back date with you all by the end of this week.