YG promised us we would be ringing in the New Year with iKON. But VIPs and BlackJacks know that unless we see a solid teaser, the date that’s announced isn’t the true release. So the seasons passed and now iKON is finally here with the change of seasons, giving us a mini album, which is only half of the present for their arrival.
So far we have My Type, Rhythm Ta, and Airplane. I want to do a general review about these three songs and iKON as a whole. First how I feel about iKON and then, MV reviews. Thanks to Colorcoded lyrics for the translations and color coding the members’ parts.
I have roughly 3본 to get this post in. For the past four days or so, I’ve been contemplating on who to do for the next artist impression. There are so many artists that are out there, but I’ve missed because new artists over the past 4년 have been so frequent and usually female groups/artists are completely skipped by me. But I will say that in two weeks, my next feature will be a female.
But for now, I’m settling on VIXX. I’ve heard of VIXX since their debut actually and again, so many artists come out so fast, I passed them by. Hell, when Otakon had their, “guess the kpop act and you’ll get free tickets” in 2012, I guessed it was VIXX, but didn’t submit the answer because I called off attending the convention from that year on.
Anyway. I have listened to an album or two, mainly VOODOO and JEKYLL. Maybe HYDE has been played once through. But I did watch a video for Love Equation which colored me confused because I had considered 빅스 to be a darker sounding group and this song breaks that image. I do really like the song hyde though. Hyde, for example, is different from what I’m used to. Love Equation, not so much. But I’m interested in diving into their music because it is different from what fills my ears.
So I’m going to leave those albums and more on repeat for a week, watch some videos and then go from there. Hopefully I’ll have some great things to say and remember their names and put them to the proper faces.
As recommended from one of the comments on my blog (thank you Himei!), I made some time to listen to two of the songs linked from Zion.T.. I went into this pretty blind; heard the name maybe once or twice before, but nothing beyond that. Simply, there was no telling of what to expect and what I was about to get myself into.