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.

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Hanbin surprises with a feature in Yawa’s ‘Her’

Although iKON has been on a musical hiatus for a while, it seems like our leader has been working on a couple of side projects.  Earlier in the day, rapper Yawa posted a picture of himself in a place resembling Hanbin’s veranda.

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Later on, speculations were made that Hanbin featured in his song called ‘Her.’ Although the song has been posted little over a month ago, the rumors only started surfacing after the news of the two being friends. The confirmation itself comes from the fact that you can hear his unmistakable voice here below, starting from 2:27.

https://soundcloud.com/yawa12/2-her

What is even more awesome is that Yawa provides a direct download to the song. iKONICs, let’s show a bit of support, shall we?

 

iKON Xmas Live Concert Fills Up Yokohama Arena

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Over the last weekend iKON once again thrilled an Arena full of fans with a setlist of old favorites and some new Christmas performances during their two day iKON Xmas Live Concert.

If you are a fan of iKON you probably know what a treat their live performances are. The boys have perfected having contagious fun with engaging interludes on stage and their sheer kinetic energy is something that fan accounts have said is one of a kind and a must to experience.

A new live performance is always cause for excitement and fans who looked forward to the Christmas Show were not disappointed. The special element of this  Show was no doubt the wholly Vocal Line Stages which were the first of their kind for iKON Concerts.

On a beautiful 360 degree Centre stage that lit up,  lifted and dipped along to the music, iKON performed many of their original hits with a fresh feeling that made one realize why they are favorites.

Bobby was also able to perform a solo stage of “Swim”, a track from his debut album. The big surprise was when he performed another track, “Secret” along with fellow iKON member Donghyuk and KPop Star 4 winner and label mate trainee Katie Kim!

Katie Kim also joined iKON’s Vocal Line for a soulful rendition of  the seasonal classic ‘White Christmas.’

Many Japanese News Portals covered the Show and were full of praise for iKON’s continued and consistent Showmanship.

iKON reportedly drew an audience of 30000 over the two days of their Concert to the venue that not long ago hosted the Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) –  a feat to be proud of for a merely two year old Korean group!

YGE has announced that iKON whose first Variety Show, JTBC’s iKON Picnic aka Idol School Trip just aired its final episode, will be coming back with an album in January 2018.

We all certainly hope so.

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See below for the Xmas Live Setlist (cr. Billboard Japan):

December 10, 2017 Kanagawa · Yokohama Arena
1. B-DAY
2. WHAT’S WRONG?
3. SINOSIJAK REMIX
4. ANTHEM / BI & BOBBY
5. THIS CHRISTMAS
6. PERFECT
7 .SWIM – KR Ver .- / BOBBY
8. SECRET (Feat. DK, KATIE) – KR Ver .- / BOBBY
9. WHITE CHRISTMAS with KATIE KIM
10. AIRPLANE
11. APOLOGY
12. # WYD
13. MY TYPE
14. WELCOME BACK
15. DUMB & DUMBER
16. WORLDWIDE
17. BLING BLING
18. RHYTHM TA REMIX (ROCK VER .)
19. JUST ANOTHER BOY
– ENCORE –
(Special Costume Fanservice!)
1. LONG TIME NO SEE
2. LOVE ME
3. DUMB & DUMBER
4. B – DAY

 

 

 

iKON’s first OST

 

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YG composer Rovin announced in his Instagram post that he, together with iKON’s Hanbin and Junhoe, has made a title song sang by iKON for a new 50 episode sitcom Shut Up and Smash “너의 등짝에 스매싱”. Sitcom began airing on TV Chosun on 04 December 2017.

Hopefully this super catchy title song will soon be officially released and available for download as iKONICS are waiting with bated breath to get their hands on iKON’s very first OST.

Bobby’s Nico Nico Live Performance Wows Viewers

iKON’s Kim Bobby thrilled fans with the first live performances of tracks from his hotly anticipated debut album, Love and Fall as part of promotions for the album’s Japan release.

Though the album was originally released in South Korea on September 14th 2017 it took till November 29th for fans to be able to see more than a single promotional stage for the album’s title tracks due to YGE choosing to skip a promotional cycle for the album which was released while iKON was still actually on an extended Dome Tour in Japan.

Bobby’s live performance of tracks from Love and Fall were broadcasted on the popular Japanese video site/web channel Nico Nico.

The live included interactions with an MC during which Bobby answered questions about the album, played games, thanked fans for coming and mysteriously asked them to anticipate iKON’s next activity.

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Bobby’s stage itself was very simple featuring just the artist and a mic yet the atmosphere was full of Bobby’s excitement for a live performance and the intensity of his passion for music.

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His set list included:

I love you,

Runaway,

Firework,

Swim,

Holup

Love and Fall was a surprising album for even the oldest and staunchest Bobby fans/iKONICs not just because after 3 years of waiting people had given up hope it would ever be released – but because the idol who was most famous as the young power rapper who won SMTM3 took a risk and did what no one expected by releasing a personal and heartfelt and mostly vocalist album!

Bobby sang his heart out and touched fans with the beauty and sincerity of his lyrics and the heart they revealed.

This made getting to see him perform tracks from this album even more special for fans and Bobby did not disappoint with his electric performance.

See below for the entire Nico Nico Live stage.

https://youtu.be/Rsiir2HtRgg

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Bobby also performed tracks from his album today at the Nike Force Battle Event marking the first time some of these tracks have been performed live in South Korea!

It’s truly good time to be a Love and Fall fan.

[KiST] Bobby SohuTV Interview – Eng Sub

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SohuTV sat down with Bobby for an exclusive interview where he talks about his first solo album ‘LOVE & FALL” and answers questions that we are all curious about such as album process and his inspirations!

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So without further ado enjoy Bobby’s interview with SohuTV!

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Stay tuned as there is more to come!!!

syh0jf2– from the KiST members 

 

 

Bobby Drops First Solo Album: LOVE and FALL

Seriously. We were not ready.

Stream on Melon and Naver

Buy it on iTunes

Album Analysis coming after we calm down.

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Bobby’s Deeply Personal Runaway MV Teaser (+Love and Fall Listening Party!)

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We apologise that this is late but we had a LOT of thoughts!

Earlier today the Video Teaser for “Runaway,” the second title track on Kim Bobby’s first solo album “Love and Fall” was released by YGE making an emotional mess out of all of us.

We knew this album was going to be an intimate look at not so much Bobby the stage eating monster rapper but at Kim Jiwon the artist behind him ~ knowing and seeing, however, are two different things.

From the Teaser’s opening with a Biblical verse, essentially a cry for help that is also a reflection of Bobby’s deeply spiritual side, you realize immediately that we are getting access to a Bobby we’ve only seen glimpses of from behind the scenes.

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From Bobby perched high on an overpass in his adopted hometown of Fairfax, VA, a pair of sneakers dangling beside him which we later see engulfed in flames – to Bobby running in slow motion through an overlapping image of himself and cars with lighted headlights literally rain down above him –  The Runaway teaser packs an emotional as well as visually stunning wallop for something that’s just 32 seconds long.

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Strong images of alienation, solitude  and even desperation followed by the refrain of wanting to run away in Bobby’s soulful, raspy vocal accompanied by simple guitar chords leaves you with a melancholic feeling and a desire for more that is perfect for the incoming colder seasons.

It had a big impact on our team and as can be imagined it has had a big impact on fans.

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In a Naver article Bobby is quoted for saying:

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Anyone can relate to the story of Runaway. I don’t think there is anyone who has not felt at some point overwhelmed by life’s responsibilities and wanted to get away from it all even if it’s just for a little bit.

Anyone who knows Bobby’s journey from a lonely 14 yr old who came to Korea on his own to pursue his dreams and save his family from financial struggle – anyone who has watched his fights, his failures, his victories and his continuing struggle can understand why Bobby would sometimes want to run away.

It’s not even his first time writing about how hopeless the quest and heavy the burden is of the path he chose.

In the end Bobby didn’t run away. He hung in there and battled and thanks to that we get to see the man he is becoming today and we will soon hear his heart.

He’s going to make us all cry and I cannot wait.

The ball is already officially rolling on the arrival of Love and Fall as today Bobby sat in with members of the Press for a Listening Party!

We’re already seeing and hearing good things XD

Finally on D-Day lucky fans will get to join the audience for the V-Live Countdown happening with Bobby!

Foreign Friends in foreign lands are not as lucky but let’s all tune in for the VApp Countdown  Live on Sept 14th at 6pm KST and give Jiwon all our love!

We know he deserves it!

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.

BOBBY’S LOVE AND FALL VIDEO TEASER IS HERE!!!


YGE just dropped the video teaser for Bobby’s Love and Fall Album and we are having conniptions!

It’s bright, Bobby’s cute but he’s also hot?? He’s vocalizing but he doesn’t say much but also we’re nominating him for a Grammy? 

He jumped in a pool and came out dry!! Kim Bobby can do all things!

Sorry but we’re too emotional to be coherent! This is really happening! There are tears on the keyboard!!!!

Here’s the link, you tell us what you think: