LOVE AND FALL track list revealed

 

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After yesterday’s unintentional sticker spoiler YGE has officially issued Bobby’s Love and Fall track list and it is a doozy.

We are getting two title tracks, I love you and Runway and 8 more songs. So come 14th September we get to enjoy 10 songs in total. Bobby himself has written lyrics and co-composed all 10 tracks on his album thus truly telling his story.

Working with Bobby we have old trusted producers Choice37 and Kang Uk Jin and some new names Diggy and Millennium.

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Track list had some surprises for us, especially song Secret as it has featuring by iKON’s Donghyuk and trainee Katie Kim of Kpopstar fame. Donghyuk even participated in writing lyrics and another trainee Choi Raesung aka Millennium arranged the song and participated in composition. Truly YG young blood track.

Another featuring  artist is Mino on song Up, which is rumored Mobb track that we allegedly got a glimpse of during Mobb promotions.

Looking at the track list we are about to have an intimate insight in Bobby, a young man on cusp of adulthood and I for one cannot wait to hear what he has to say.

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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.

 

iKON fan art, the gorgeously sensual

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This time we have a Japanese iKONIC and a Donghyuk stan @IKCO1D. She draws some of the most sensual and downright sexy fan art of IKON that is at the same time completely children appropriate. That is a rare talent indeed. She also has quite a unique story of how she became an iKONIC. Curious? Read on.

How did you become an iKONIC?

The reason how I got to know about “iKON” was through “Mix and Match”. Actually, my mom (she was a fan of Big Bang) recommended the TV program. I didn’t know much about K-POP then, so at first I didn’t have a lot of interests in it. But my mom didn’t give up lol. She bulldozed me into watching it! Oh, I should tell you guys why I was not interested in K-pop then. I actually was biased against K-pop idols. I mean I thought that there’s too much of a gap between how they really feel and the facade they put out. I felt that they only showed us  a “fake” image  you know. Also I thought only teenagers were allowed to be their fans ha-ha-ha. Now I know they’re not true and I had big misunderstanding about them. As you know, they have all kinds of emotions and show us everything about them. They have love and respect for their songs and performances and always have a dream. It’s really attractive! (Maybe Japanese idols are not). That’s how I got hooked on “iKON”.

Basically you became an iKONIC because your mom told you so! LOL!! Good job your mom. Tell me, what is your favorite iKON song or a moment?

Oh…It’s so hard for me to choose one!!! I like “LOVE ME” “JUST GO” and all of the songs on their new album “NEW KIDS”. “Mercy” and “Eyes, Nose, Lips” that they sang in “Mix and Match” were awesome! I felt a personal attachment to these performances in the show. That’s because I could see  how  attractive they were from watching the show. “Mercy”…I got to know what a beautiful voice Junhoe has! “Eyes, Nose, Lips”… Oh! God! That performance just killed me!! Especially DK! I got hooked on his voice! And that was one of the reasons why I became “iKONIC”. I love DK because he is honest and pure. Especially I like his face from the side! It’s like a work of art!

How did you become an iKON fan artist? 

Thanks for asking me this question! When I watched “Mix and Match”, I thought “Wow I want to draw them!” just like that! I got motivation from JAY! His beautiful nose! So my first fan art was JAY’s face from the side. At first, I just enjoyed my drawings for self- gratification. But day by day I couldn’t progress with my drawings ( I just thought they were not good) and I started to think “I want to improve my art skills”. Then one idea came up! Yes! I decided to show everyone my drawings and I made my twitter account. I think that “RT” and “Like” is kind of a reaction from people. And also these reactions and feedback can be like carrot and stick approach for me.

Is art something you do just as a hobby or are you a professional artist?

Oh! It’s just a hobby! Definitely hobby! Lol. I went to art school when I was a teenager. But I didn’t get any skills there. It’s like a bad chance to give up on being an artist. However, to work as an artist is kind of my dream but I think I don’t have enough skills to be one yet. I’ll keep trying to improve my skills.

What inspires your fan art?

From their variety of expression, costumes and hair styles! Also women fashion models and actresses! They have good posing expression and know clothes, loveliness. I like the atmosphere that they make. Reading fashion magazines makes me to draw something.

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Yes, I can see fashion as inspiration in some of your art! I love how you incorporated it but still retained the feel of iKON. Is there a particular member, ship or a theme you love to draw? 

As I told you, I’m really into DK, so naturally I draw him a lot!I like all of the members. But my love to DK is soooooo strong! And I like BOBBY and SONG (95’s members) so these 3 members are frequent models for my art. What I always try to express is to be conscience of their “sexiness”. I think it’s my policy for drawing.

I can tell you that you are really, really good at expressing their “sexiness”! Your art really captured my attention because it is so viscerally sensual. Now, to get somewhat technical; what is your favorite technique/medium to work in? 

I like the to use digital  medium (PC) but to look as if I drew it using pencils, or like a watercolor painting or an oil painting. I love the atmosphere of analog art. Equipment that I use most are “CLIP STUDIO” and pen tablet (WACOM). I prefer to arrange my drawings using camera applications than using paint softs. I use them for finishing processing. Actually sometimes it degrades the image quality but If I don’t print the drawings it’s OK. To be honest I wanted to keep it as a secret ha-ha-ha. That’s the very important work.

Thank you for sharing your craft secrets with us.  You get a lot of reaction and feedback for your work from other fans. Was there anything someone said that stayed with you as special? 

Yes! To see other iKONICS enjoying and liking my drawings is the one of the reasons why I draw. I really am grateful to people who send me comments because to write comments takes a lot of time I think. They spend their time on me. It’s so awesome.

One iKONIC sent me such an awesome comment→“Your drawings are not kind of graphic but I can feel their (models) breathing. It seems like the models in your drawings are going to blink in the next moment so I can’t take my eyes away from them.”

I was really happy to get this comment.

Also I feel happy when people to do something using my drawings such as standby screen or put my art on the wall in their rooms.

Is there any particular illustration or comic you drew that is special to you and that you would like to share with us? Tell us why is it special?

Basically, There are no favorite drawings.
I really like my drawings the next day after I drew them but in a week, I feel an impulse to delete them. To draw one picture, there is no goal. It depends on the artist to finish it. May be I am a person who is not careful enough.
When I come right down to it, I like the illustration that I drew SONG and DK two together in Japan tour costumes. I didn’t get a lot of feedback but I like it because
I always draw emotionless faces so it’s very flesh to me to draw their smiling faces and I take pride in expressing their “sweet and gentle” atmosphere.
The drawing that spent most of my time on  in recent days is BOBBY and SONG in a fan sign event.

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I especially like how you draw Bobby. It is not only that it looks like him but it feels like him when I look at your art. Is there a particular feeling you are trying to get across when drawing?

Woah! Thank you so much!!!!! I’m so happy to get such a nice comment!Without modesty, I’m good at drawing BOBBY lol. When I draw the other members, I draw a rough sketches again and again and change their expression. I do not need time for the work drawing BOBBY. I use the first rough sketch that I draw with my feelings and image in my head. So it takes only one third of the time. I don’t know there are some reasons but my habit (the way of drawing) blends well with his atmosphere. I just feel strong sexiness from his expression. For that reason I want to draw him so bad.

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This illustration of Yoyo and Bobby is amazing! It is both sexy and soft, really beautiful. Was your art ever used without your permission or plagiarized? How do you prevent things like that from happening.

Ah…without my permission……Yes a lot.

But fortunately as far as I know they didn’t use my drawings  for their business or plagiarized them . That’s why I don’t take any measures. I always put my twitter account on my drawings at all expense.

I think that when they repost my drawings this means that they like my arts. I’m happy to get their request but about 90% of people won’t do it. I’m so sad. I want them to contact me in a friendly manner.

Have you ever thought of making fan merchandise using your art or publishing it? And if you did, tell us where we can get our hands on it.

I designed SONG and DK dolls. It is pre-release but we are planning to sell them overseas. Please check this twitter account →@aiKONbaby7

I also give postcards or stickers using my art for free at Japan tour.

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I’m looking forward to seeing you guys in Japan!

You guys read it!  You lucky ones that get to see iKON on their  Dome Tour in Japan look for @IKCO1D and let her know how much you like her art. Now enjoy more of it!

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Donghyuk proves the name DK stands for Dancing King!

 

dhnhmlsxkaanhxrDonghyuk, iKON’s sweet vocalist, known as THE angel amongst iKONICs, reminds us all that he’s not just that, but he’s also a Dancing King.

In today’s performance at Move to Music, iKON not only brought the heat on stage, but Donghyuk specifically caused iKONICs to bring their fans out from all that *ahem* hot dancing he unleashed on all of them.

Here’s a short clip of the dancing king

another one if you’re still in need of more (who wouldn’t be?)

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Donghyuk’s charismatic, smooth, and strong dancing as well as his growl at the end of his part in Rhythm Ta has got all iKONICs in a frenzy.

Here’s a take back to one of Donghyuk’s many jaw dropping dance solos that truly showcase what a talented dancer he is:

Beware of this guy, a dancing machine is behind all the sweetness and adorableness we are accustomed to seeing of him on a day to day basis. ezgif-2-2d44edc97e

 

Be sure to tune in to tonight’s V-Night with Dong on V Live at 11PM KST!

A Very Fluffy Meeting

A VApp Live Based Fanfic

Someone opened the door. 

I was expecting it to be him but instead an unknown man entered the room. 

I let out a small yawn and in that instant, I think I heard his heart skip a beat. 

He rushed towards me, pounced and hugged me so tight that I almost couldn’t breathe. 

Then he held me and gazed at me with hearts in his eyes and a shining aura around him. And dimples.

He held my paw so gently. I felt somehow that he didn’t want to let go of me. 

Only then did he remember to scan the tiny recording room we were inside and realize we were not alone. I had three siblings that looked just like me playing in the cushions of the couch.

“Kittens!!!” He cried and I could hear his happiness.

He chased all of us trying to get hold of us and we happily made a game of it, dodging his gentle hands between the cushions.

His dimples winked deeply as he laughed. I never saw anyone look happier. He is the first human I ever saw in my little life who looked so happy with just a sight of four kittens.

I let him pick me up and he pecked a kiss on my head. 

He played with all of us, and he gave me belly rubs. I like him so much because he made me happy too just like sunlight and wooly threads and warmth.

He kept on grinning and saying “Ahhh! I feel like I’m in heaven right now.” 

He even took videos of us playing! He shared his happiness with us. 

I wish we could see him soon, his smiles make your heart flutter and his sparkly eyes make you feel as though there’s nothing in the world that gives him more joy than you.

iKON Members Stun with Beautiful Live Cover of One Direction’s “Half A Heart”

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Listeners were truly moved and impressed on Friday, Aug. 4th by a surprise live coverage of One Direction song “Half A Heart” by iKON members Kim Donghyuk and Kim Jinhwan!

The Cover Session occurred during the Weekly VApp Radio show of Kim Donghyuk where he normally plays soothing music and shares exchanges of the heart with fans that tune in.

On this day he was joined by the iKON mathyung Kim Jinhwan and their voices blended in perfect harmony for an impressive rendition of the popular western boy band’s song.

Though the vocals were highly praised by all, a key point of the performance was Kim Jinhwan’s live electric guitar accompaniment. Jinhwan is known to have been working for a while to become proficient with the electric guitar and this performance showed he’s already come a long way!

Kim Donghyuk and Kim Jinhwan, whose unit name among fans is “DongHwan,” have previously covered “Drunk” by Zayne in which Donghyuk played the piano accompaniment all to an enthusiastic response which inspired them to continue.

Fans responses for “Half A Heart” have also been full of delight:

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Overall the call has been unanimous for these two iKON crooners to become an official iKON subunit!

Make sure to tune in this Friday to Vnight from Dong Dong as you never know what we will be surprised with next!

See below for the covers:

One Direction “Half a Heart” by DongHwan (Video by Piece of Jinan)

 

Zayne “Drunk” by DongHwan (video by 필름콘)

 

VNight by DongDong

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Article By @_indigogo