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.

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iKON hold first fansign event for RETURN era

On Sunday the 28th of January, iKON held their first fansign in Jamsil to promote their second album, Return. Fans waited apprehensively for their moments with the members, who were taking time to sign albums and meet with fans.

As the venue filled up, iKON arrived and seemed excited to meet with their fans.

Fans also seemed excited to be meeting iKON after a long time in Korea. While one of their remastered Return tracks, ‘Long Time No See’ played, iKONICS can be heard singing along passionately.

 

Donghyuk also later posted a photo on his newly opened Instagram account of the fansign event, his hashtags saying: “#HappyTimes #Thankyou #LongTimeNoSee #iKONandiKONICS“.

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Here are some more visuals from the event earlier today. All credits to original owners.

 

This will be the first of many iKON fansigns, with the next round set to be held in February!

Feature image credit: _dong_ii

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.

Continue reading iKON “Return” Tops Pre-Order Charts!

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.

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.

YGE drops director’s cut of the teaser film for the 2nd iKON album “RETURN”

YGE dropped the director’s cut of the highly aesthetic teaser film for the iKON’s new album and we get to enjoy further arresting imagery accompanied by haunting piano dominated instrumental.

 

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We are waiting for the comeback date with baited breath.

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.

 

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.