For the New Kids Continue comeback at 6PM KST on August 2nd iKON will hold iKON Continue Countdown live on VLive starting at 5PM KST where iKONICS will have a chance to hear about the songs and get to see the “Killing Me” MV behind the scenes for the first time.
Don’t forget to turn in and wait for the comeback in the company of iKON and iKONICS!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
Bobby: My solo was done while having fun so I didn't have a hard time doing it!
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.
(featured image cr: ?? Scan from iKON Youth Photo Book)
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?
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);
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!
Hanbin said their new song might be release before Autumn. He said if there's no change, his favourite song will be released 😭😭💓
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.
Hanbin having a tough time 1 week before blingbling so he writes song for iKONICS in the car. "I can give you nothing now" 😭😭💓 pic.twitter.com/sULKqQG78d