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.

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[UPDATED] Tutorial: Create a Genie account

photo cred: OfficialYGiKON

Hello iKONICs! With the supposedly imminent iKON comeback, it’s time to gear up and get ready to do some work as soon as the album comes out. Kony’s Island, in collaboration with KONSQUAD, bring you a much needed tutorial on how to create a Genie account and how to get free streaming passes, you can also see here how to redeem them.

As a fandom we don’t have a lot of experience with streaming, so we hope this will motivate new iKONICs to participate in fan promotions to help out the boys.

Continue reading [UPDATED] Tutorial: Create a Genie account

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.

 

All Things Relating to Naver Tutorials & Resources including a Database of Korean Phrases

With iKON’s comeback soon approaching, in collaboration with Konsquad, we decided to compile tutorials for creating Naver accounts through the App and the Web, what to do when we get an iKON article, as well as Korean phrases (document here) that can be used when leaving a positive comment for the boys on Naver articles, V-app, and IG.

Continue reading All Things Relating to Naver Tutorials & Resources including a Database of Korean Phrases

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.