iKON announces Goodbye Diner, the countdown live for Goodbye Road

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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For the New Kids Continue comeback at 6PM KST on August 2nd iKON will hold iKON Continue Countdown live on VLive starting at 5PM KST where iKONICS will have a chance to hear about the songs and get to see the “Killing Me” MV behind the scenes for the first time.

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Don’t forget to turn in and wait for the comeback in the company of iKON and iKONICS!

14th Vnight Broadcast!

 

As promised the previous night, through his channel plus post, Donghyuk returned to us for more nights of fun, counseling, as well as satisfying fans’ curiosity. A total of four well-picked songs were played during the broadcast, which will be listed listed below:

1. Taeyang -Ride

2. Bolbbalgan4 – Blue

3. The Black Skirts – Wait more

4. Dynamic Duo – Gone

Because earlier in the day, iKON delighted us with a film teaser for their comeback, Donghyuk greeted fans by playing the infamous ” iKON is coming to town!”, as sang in Anthem.

Shortly after, he continues by teasing Yunhyeong. It seems that 혹시혹시 [hoksihoksi] is running joke among the members these days, as mentioned by Junhoe and Jinhwan just a couple of days ago. Long story short, it seems like Yunhyeong’s battery died while he was watching a movie, and he asked for a charger in a robotic voice.

You can hear what it sounds like here:

Based on preference, it seems that Donghyuk thinks Hanbin’s room is decorated the best, while Yunhyeong’s room doesn’t lack anything. He went as far as describing it as “living in a house.”

Moving onto one of the main highlights of the evening, he confirmed that iKON will be indeed returning with a full album. Although there is no certain confirmation on how many songs, or which songs will be included, the prayers of many iKONICs have been answered, as we will finally get to listen to more songs from these talented boys.

Onward, Donghyuk manages to rise expectations for the comeback by saying the MV and song  have a different feeling from anything they’ve recorded before. He even went as far as saying it feels like first time shooting a music video.  Based on his words, he’s looking forward to the title song as much as iKONICs, which brings excitement all over.

Considering the broadcast was a short one, Donghyuk bids us farewell with promises that iKON have recorded a couple of varieties for this comeback. The wait seems to be getting shorter and shorter, right?

Bobby’s Deeply Personal Runaway MV Teaser (+Love and Fall Listening Party!)

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We apologise that this is late but we had a LOT of thoughts!

Earlier today the Video Teaser for “Runaway,” the second title track on Kim Bobby’s first solo album “Love and Fall” was released by YGE making an emotional mess out of all of us.

We knew this album was going to be an intimate look at not so much Bobby the stage eating monster rapper but at Kim Jiwon the artist behind him ~ knowing and seeing, however, are two different things.

From the Teaser’s opening with a Biblical verse, essentially a cry for help that is also a reflection of Bobby’s deeply spiritual side, you realize immediately that we are getting access to a Bobby we’ve only seen glimpses of from behind the scenes.

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From Bobby perched high on an overpass in his adopted hometown of Fairfax, VA, a pair of sneakers dangling beside him which we later see engulfed in flames – to Bobby running in slow motion through an overlapping image of himself and cars with lighted headlights literally rain down above him –  The Runaway teaser packs an emotional as well as visually stunning wallop for something that’s just 32 seconds long.

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Strong images of alienation, solitude  and even desperation followed by the refrain of wanting to run away in Bobby’s soulful, raspy vocal accompanied by simple guitar chords leaves you with a melancholic feeling and a desire for more that is perfect for the incoming colder seasons.

It had a big impact on our team and as can be imagined it has had a big impact on fans.

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In a Naver article Bobby is quoted for saying:

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Anyone can relate to the story of Runaway. I don’t think there is anyone who has not felt at some point overwhelmed by life’s responsibilities and wanted to get away from it all even if it’s just for a little bit.

Anyone who knows Bobby’s journey from a lonely 14 yr old who came to Korea on his own to pursue his dreams and save his family from financial struggle – anyone who has watched his fights, his failures, his victories and his continuing struggle can understand why Bobby would sometimes want to run away.

It’s not even his first time writing about how hopeless the quest and heavy the burden is of the path he chose.

In the end Bobby didn’t run away. He hung in there and battled and thanks to that we get to see the man he is becoming today and we will soon hear his heart.

He’s going to make us all cry and I cannot wait.

The ball is already officially rolling on the arrival of Love and Fall as today Bobby sat in with members of the Press for a Listening Party!

We’re already seeing and hearing good things XD

Finally on D-Day lucky fans will get to join the audience for the V-Live Countdown happening with Bobby!

Foreign Friends in foreign lands are not as lucky but let’s all tune in for the VApp Countdown  Live on Sept 14th at 6pm KST and give Jiwon all our love!

We know he deserves it!

BobDong’s Surprise Heart Fluttering V Live!

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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!

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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.”

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Bobby spoke of the Song “I Love You” and also gave heart fluttering lyric spoilers.

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He also asked fans not to anticipate for the album too much but then got scolded by everyone XD

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When Bobby left the session for a moment, Donghyuk took the opportunty to speak glowingly of his hyung’s work.

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Other highlights of the the VLive include:

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And the best for last!!!!

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The V Live session racked up 80k+ views and 2 Million+ hearts. It ranked well for viewership!

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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.

 

Cozy, Midnight Chat with Hanbin

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 Last night, iKON’s leader fulfilled his promise to iKONICs and was able to meet with fans through V app for almost 2 hours! 

Interestingly the session felt more like a comfortable talk with a good friend than a basic interaction between an idol and his fans.

In order to maintain high spirits, we’ve prepared a series of highlights and facts spoken by our favorite charismatic boy, for those who were unable to watch or would simply enjoy a recall of last night’s events.

Let’s begin with Hanbin’s moving words about his brothers, and his claim that iKON is simply a name for him, incomparable to the strong bond of the seven people behind it. Now and forever, he would like nothing more than maintain a tight connection with those whom he sees as family. 

On a side note, this sends us back to Bobby’s words during iKONCERT, right?

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In order to remember the funniest things revealed by Hanbin himself, let’s have a look at the list below! (credit in each link)

  • Despite having a schedule in the same day, he’d wanted to attend a concert with his friend Raesung (better known as Millennium, who participated in the composition of Bling Bling), but the results weren’t quite what he’d expected: “I got scammed, but really, I was just dumb”;
  • A reveal about his height, that was certainly frowned upon by a certain member;
  • Hanbin was about to sing “Perfect” in Korean, but couldn’t recall the lyrics (it took him a few tries);
  • “I’m like an uncle when it comes to girl groups“;
  • Our charismatic leader who has a strange way of wording things, in order to “sound like an idol”;
  • His hobbies include doing absolutely nothing;

While asked about “Get it beauty,” Hanbin lets us know that he’s close with very few celebrities, including One, whom he also complimented by referring to him as a “flower boy.” 

On a more serious note, our leader has brought us a series of exciting news. According to him, iKON are to release new songs before winter. As long as everything goes well, his favorite songs will be released! Let’s anticipate our hard working boys who never disappoint!

And furthermore, here’s his answer when being questioned about preparations for a future solo:

Of course, he never fails to think of ikonics and their feelings; during one of their hardest times before the release of “Bling Bling”, Hanbin confesses he wrote a song for fans while in the car, including lyrics such as: “I can give you nothing now.” 

Please don’t say that! You’ve already offered so much to your fans, and granted nothing less than exceptional stage presence and quality songs.

For the final bit of this article, we can’t forget about Hanbin’s words of wisdom,  which bring inspiration to many of us!

(Image cr: MBC “Oppa Thinking”)