2nd Anniversary Chill and Vlive with iKON

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On Sept 15th, iKON celebrated their 2nd Anniversary by warmly meeting with fans via V Live.

Despite having flown into Japan that day followed by a long bus ride to Nagano, the venue for the Concert scheduled for the next day, the boys made a concerted and much appreciated effort to appear before fans on their special day.

The boys couldn’t quite disguise their travel fatigue and Bobby who just released his solo debut album the day before was still en route to Japan and so wasn’t present. Despite it all the boys showed a cheerful spirit and teased each other a lot.

If you are a long time fan of iKON you know that wether their broadcast is a hyper one or a chill one there are certain staples you can expect:

– A Flow of Consciousness discussion style

– Dragging each other

– Teasing one member or the other

– Digressing

– TMI

– A LOT of helpless giggling/laughing

– Unconscious affectionate moments

– Candidness

– General silliness

– The feeling of being part of a group of childhood friends

This is iKON’s style and their great charm.

The highlights of iKON’s 2nd Anniversary Greeting included:

– Congratulating Bobby on his album, and Donghyuk singing an excerpt from ‘Secret’.

– Yunhyeong’s skin condition since returning from the Jungle (not great😂)

– Chanwoo’s low participation rate in group activities and shyness at bath houses (to get them to stop teasing him he had to threaten to expose them all😆)

– Hanbin’s favorite song in Bobby’s album is “Swim” but when iKON sang it it turned into a song about Yunhyeong’s beard?

– Donghyuk shows his 7 piercings which represent iKON 

– Jinhwan brings up taking things slow and lasting long and Hanbin let’s us know that this is also his principle for pooping

– The boys talk about their iKON rings: only Junhoe and Dong are wearing theirs and the rest give their excuses😅

– Junhoe’s knowledge of members birthdays is tested: he only remembers Dong’s but members praise him because his margin of error has greatly reduced

– The boys express wishes to be with iKONICs for thousands or even millions of years and hold concerts in heaven😂
They rounded up their VApp so they could have an even more intimate one with fans on their Plus Channel.

You can watch this 2nd Anniversary broadcast on their regular channel with Eng subs now.

http://www.vlive.tv/video/41862

iKON held two Concerts in Nagano yesterday and are scheduled to hold 3 fan meetings in Osaka tomorrow.

Bobby participated in both Concerts then flew back to South Korea for pre recordings for his Inkigayo stage. When done he will rejoin the rest of iKON for the Osaka fan meets tomorrow (please take care, Bobby!)

We wish the boys love, good health, success and prosperity going forward in all their various activities.

Happy Konn2versary❤️


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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!

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.

 

Cozy, Midnight Chat with Hanbin

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 Last night, iKON’s leader fulfilled his promise to iKONICs and was able to meet with fans through V app for almost 2 hours! 

Interestingly the session felt more like a comfortable talk with a good friend than a basic interaction between an idol and his fans.

In order to maintain high spirits, we’ve prepared a series of highlights and facts spoken by our favorite charismatic boy, for those who were unable to watch or would simply enjoy a recall of last night’s events.

Let’s begin with Hanbin’s moving words about his brothers, and his claim that iKON is simply a name for him, incomparable to the strong bond of the seven people behind it. Now and forever, he would like nothing more than maintain a tight connection with those whom he sees as family. 

On a side note, this sends us back to Bobby’s words during iKONCERT, right?

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In order to remember the funniest things revealed by Hanbin himself, let’s have a look at the list below! (credit in each link)

  • Despite having a schedule in the same day, he’d wanted to attend a concert with his friend Raesung (better known as Millennium, who participated in the composition of Bling Bling), but the results weren’t quite what he’d expected: “I got scammed, but really, I was just dumb”;
  • A reveal about his height, that was certainly frowned upon by a certain member;
  • Hanbin was about to sing “Perfect” in Korean, but couldn’t recall the lyrics (it took him a few tries);
  • “I’m like an uncle when it comes to girl groups“;
  • Our charismatic leader who has a strange way of wording things, in order to “sound like an idol”;
  • His hobbies include doing absolutely nothing;

While asked about “Get it beauty,” Hanbin lets us know that he’s close with very few celebrities, including One, whom he also complimented by referring to him as a “flower boy.” 

On a more serious note, our leader has brought us a series of exciting news. According to him, iKON are to release new songs before winter. As long as everything goes well, his favorite songs will be released! Let’s anticipate our hard working boys who never disappoint!

And furthermore, here’s his answer when being questioned about preparations for a future solo:

Of course, he never fails to think of ikonics and their feelings; during one of their hardest times before the release of “Bling Bling”, Hanbin confesses he wrote a song for fans while in the car, including lyrics such as: “I can give you nothing now.” 

Please don’t say that! You’ve already offered so much to your fans, and granted nothing less than exceptional stage presence and quality songs.

For the final bit of this article, we can’t forget about Hanbin’s words of wisdom,  which bring inspiration to many of us!

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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”

(Source:http://www.kpopmetro.com/ikon-members-stun-beautiful-live-cover-one-directions-half-heart/)

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

http://www.vlive.tv/video/37881

 

Article By @_indigogo