On Dec 23, a mere week till the formerly confirmed date of Dec 31st for the release of iKON’s New Kids Series Repackaged album, YGE has announced a reschedule.
YGE has cited “distribution” problems and apparently the date is being pushed to “around early January” with an official timeline to be announced at the oh too familiar timing of “soon.”
YG himself posted this information on his personal Instagram along with a screen shot of the album cover and, possibly because there is no material prepared to promote the album, a scanned page from iKON’s recent Arena Homme editorial.
iKONICs have expressed disappointment but have as a whole pronounced themselves far from surprised for the following reasons:
1. No pre-sale or even any details at all have been made available since the announcement 2 months ago till now almost a week to the original release date.
2. This is a repeat offence for YGE who even had to reschedule and delay iKON’s debut album.
3. This is YGE. They kind of have a reputation.
iKONICs have decided to turn their disappointment into proactivity by working on streaming iKON videos, “Killing Me” in particular and voting for iKON on end of year awards.
In the absence of information before now iKONICs have also entertained themselves with what we can now consider a tradition of making fan made promotional material to help drum up awareness for iKON’s incoming work during their company’s habitual delays in giving them adequate publicity. Some have even updated their material to reflect the recent news!
iKON meanwhile were booked and busy marking a 2nd date Dome performance at Japan’s Kyrocera today that was reportedly well attended. The busy boys have already flown back to Korea presumably for the SBS Gayo Daejun to take place on the 25th.
iKON will also be appearing at the V HEARTBEAT Year End Party 2018 in Vietnam on the 28th. Let’s keep supporting our best boys all the way!
iKON is reminding us that there is only one day left until comeback!
Are you ready iKONICs for new songs and in June’s immortal words “boom streaming”?
If you are late in your preparations for the comeback here are some threads that will help:
Also do not forget to upvote D-1 teaser articles on Naver, you know how it is done, upvote, recommend and comment:
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.
Continue reading iKON shocks with October comeback announcement
With a week left to comeback, iKON has announced the name of their upcoming title track.
The credits denote Kim Hanbin as the sole lyricist and main composer, along with Joe Rhee and R.Tee, who also arranged the song and are part of the independent label The Black Label, under YG Entertainment.
New information about the title track has also been released.
Continue reading iKON reveals ‘Killing Me’ as title track
Today at 10AM KST, YG Entertainment and iKON’s various social media accounts officially released the teaser for iKON’s upcoming comeback.
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.
Continue reading iKON announces August comeback date with new teaser
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.
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“.
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
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!
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!
You and the Rain
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??
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.