Fall for iKON


I got exposed to iKON since the beginning of this year. I don’t expect they’re just debut in 2015. I watched their survival program ‘WIN’ (2013). B.I, Bobby, Jinhwan, Yunhyeong, June, and Donghyuk were part in Team B done the battle with Team A (later on called WINNER). Such a cruel battle between the kids who know each other well.

Some of them don’t know what to do, and the other seems bewildered. The situation was really unsure. But, they were doing what they should be doing. They all were doing great works. As an ordinary citizen, I enjoyed their performances, especially the Team B’s. They are energic, unexpected (in good ways), and more than satisfying to watch their acts.

For a couple of months, both Team A and Team B worked very hard to give a better and better and better performance every time. They had to face evaluation every month and for those special months on that survival program, they had to give a great quality of them twice than ever. Even Team B didn’t win the ‘WIN’ survival program, they showed no regrets. They are happy for the Team A’s victory. Then, they practice harder than before. It leads them to another survival program: ‘Mix & Match’ (2014). The survival between themselves to get a position to debut, with three extra trainees.

It was heart-breaking for them, I guess. Especially the Team B’s members. They had to face the reality to be split and or couldn’t debut. It was a war between themselves. They dislike the situation and dislike their feelings towards it. In the end, they keep doing their best throughout the program. It’s so amazing. All members of Team B finally chosen as the new group’s member of YG Entertainment (that time) with a name: iKON. I know two other trainees were doing their best of the best too, and with Chanwoo, their boy group is complete.

Whatever you call it (fate, etc), I think Team B’ members are hard working people, unwavering learner, and always make sure they are giving their best, regardless the situations are. They make their future become reality. It reminds me to get better with my own life too. I can imagine it, how stressed, how unsure they were about their future in those situations. But they’re young, they are must be grateful now to have those experiences at that age. I envy them.

I realize now, why iKON members look so great, professional and seem old, even though they’re just debut in 2015 (two years ago). It’s all because they’re all already have many experiences before their debut. Like other human beings who have a lot of experiences in his/her life, their–iKON–confidence has built by the ups and downs of life, get wiser along the journey, and mastering the anxiety in front of the public. Sometimes, people don’t know the differences between confidence and arrogance. And I choose to be positive. Life is always simple–that’s what the ‘Receivers of the World’ said.

– Peace –


iKON Comeback May 2017

After a year of break, they’re back with new concept–their two MVs show it all. I know, there’s many people who says that their new songs and or their concept are weird, not suit for them, bad taste, awkward music, etc. But, I kinda like it. This is only my short opinion. I’m not an expert. I’m a music lover.

The first time I saw the BLING BLING MV, I think of a futuristic-dark-street style (I don’t know how to say it better). The music video is eye-cathing. How they shot the angle or scene one by one are nice to see. For me. Unfortunately, I couldn’t see clearly each members’ face. Well, that might be part of their concept too–with all of the fashion concept. I don’t know. The choreography are easy to follow. The song and music itself is addictive. I like it. One thing that is funny for me is when they’re nodding their heads several time for no reasons ‘바보 가타’ like stupid (in good ways, of course).

And then, there’s B-DAY MV. I don’t know Korean really well, so I thought this music video is really weird (more weird than BLING BLING, in good ways) and funny. First, the choreograpy when they acted as a puppy? or a bee? I think that came out of nowhere. What’s the connection between title ‘B-Day’ and a bee? The visual graphic they used are surprising. Not only that, the heads of the bees are themselves. It was hilarious. If they’re really meant it as a ‘weird or strange or unusual’ concept, I think they got it right. The concept is really catchy.

Well, over all, I like their new concept for their comeback this time. As young generation, they’re not afraid to try and show something new, for themselves and to other people. Not afraid of being told that is a mistake or it is a bad move.

(Source of pictures are not mine)