Around 3:30AM, Yang Hyun Suk posted on his personal Instagram account a 10 seconds snippet of the recording of iKON’s new upcoming music video.
iKONICs are no strangers to leader B.I’s editing skills, from his oversaturated selfie filters, to the short videos of him and the members messing about. It seems since the opening of iKON’s personal Instagram accounts, B.I now has ample opportunity for his hobby: embarrassing his members.
In his most recent post, B.I is seen filming as Yunhyeong loses a round of rock, paper, scissors, which leads to him having to bare his butt and get smacked.
The video is censored while chaos ensues, and returns for some quality editing skills from Director B.I as Yunhyeong accepts his punishment.
The video can be seen here.
[BINSTAGRAM] “Love Scenario Teaser”
— iKON Global 아이콘 글로벌 (@iKON_Global) January 28, 2018
iKON members were also enjoying the post, with member Jinhwan commenting soon after.
— iKON’s Return🔥 (@ikonmypride) January 28, 2018
This is one of many of B.I’s works, Some videos of the same style have popped up on their shared Instagram account in the past. We hope to see many in the future!
Feature image credit: shxxbi131
Today, after the Music Core performance iKONICS were treated to a surprise to beat all surprises.
All iKON members opened public Instagram accounts at the same time and proceeded to bomb the Instagram with photos, videos and comments trying very hard to make up for the last two years of radio silence.
iKONICS used to scarce and slow updates were completely shocked and overwhelmed with the sudden influx of content.
Not even a day after opening their accounts all the members have over 200 000 followers.
Here are all of their accounts so you can follow them if you haven’t already but be warned June will blow up your notifications.
Donghyuk – _dong_ii
Bobby – bobbyindaeyo
Hanbin – shxxbi131
Jinhwan – gnani_____
With iKON’s January comeback imminent fans are eagerly waiting for the date of the album release and for signs of better promotions than the lackluster ones that have been typical of YG for iKON till now.
Fans from different time zones are waking up in the middle of the night to see if there is a new teaser or comeback date released.
What they got today was this:
It seems like he is cropping the photo of each individual member and saying that the 7th piece of the puzzle will contain the comeback date. He also commented on iKONICs requests saying he will “try” and fulfill them all.
Now this is this writer’s personal opinion and correct me if I am wrong but – shouldn’t good promotions and an actual promotion plan be something that a company does for their artist as par for the course?
Promotions are not something you, and I quote Mr. Yang Hyun Suk here, “try” to do. They are a part of your basic duties as an Artist’s Agency and representative. Promotions are your job. Promotions are not a favor done to iKONICs , they are a bare necessity.
The idea that there is no promotion plan for this comeback is highly disconcerting, though, granted, this could just be a very bad idea of teasing for a comeback and not the actual state of affairs.
However, we know that the dismal lack of Korean promotions for iKON or almost complete absence of them (like in the case of Bobby’s album, Love and Fall) is an ongoing bone of contention between YGE and iKONICS that led to last year’s petition and boycott.
So using it so flippantly as part of a “teasing” process seems at best ill advised and at worst downright insensitive of YG’s Yang Hyun Suk.
Now, I am not trying to be a negative Nancy here, but honestly I have seen what this has done to many iKONICS and I can tell you not a single reaction was positive. There is no need to make this such an unpleasant and stressful experience for the fans. Comebacks should be enjoyed and celebrated but it seems like Yang Hyun Suk has forgotten this or perhaps he just lost that piece of the puzzle.
We are half way through the 2nd week of January and can only hope as the “teasers” suggest that we will be able to share iKON’s actual Come Back date with you all by the end of this week.
iKON’s official Instagram account withikonic posted a heartwarming photo of the boys having dinner with Big Bang’s Kang Daesung after they all performed today at Japan’s A-Nation festival.
Both Daesung and iKON are known for being extremely successful in Japan which was just emphasized by their marvelous performances in one of the biggest summer festivals in Japan.
This is not the first time Daesung and iKON have shared a stage as June, Jinhwan and Donghyunk went as audience support for Deasung on an episode of Fantastic Duo 2, for which the famous BigBang crooner ended up being the overall winner.
photo credit: http://www.sbs.co.kr
In fact, Daesung has been known before now to habitually look out for his dongsaengs, iKON.
And iKON boys have been declaring their love for this caring hyung on various broadcasts.
iKONICS all over are just happy that our boys have a chance to spend time with one of the nicest men in K-POP.