Just Yesterday, iKON returned with a new EP titled i DECIDE after a long hiatus. This mini-album features five songs with “Dive” as its title track.iKON is a South Korean group signed to YG Entertainment. They were introduced to the public through the survival show, WIN: Who is Next. Before debuting, the group also appeared on another survival program called Mix & Match, which defined the final seven-member lineup. iKON officially debuted on September 15th, 2015, with the album – Welcome Back. The group currently has six members – Bobby, Jay, Ju-ne, Song, DK and Chan. The seventh member and former leader of the group B.I left the band on June 12th, 2019.
(Note – this is a real-time review, meaning I am typing down my exact thoughts while listening to this song.)
Reaction to Official MV:
- I don’t have much time now, so I can only review the title track. However, I will check out the album sampler to see which songs I might like.
- I have not seen any teaser, so everything will be new to me.
- I wasn’t expecting the song to start this way. The instrumental is nice.
- I missed Ju-ne’s voice. That raspy tone is a blessing to my ears.
- I am still not used to their new names, so I am finding it hard matching the new names to the right member.
- I am loving “Dive” so far.
- DK looks really good with the long hair.
- The vocalists are shinning in this comeback.
- Bobby always gets me with the hard rap sections. I love his flow. He is so good.
- The visual for the music video is beautiful, and the red outfits are my favourite for them.
- As usual, we have the standard iKON chorus singing at the end. That is iKON’s thing, and they always nail it.
- I love this song, and I am happy with every member’s input.
- I hope this comeback gets all the support from fans because iKON really needs it now.
- I know B.I wrote a few songs on the album because they were already working on it before his departure. So in a way, he is still present for this comeback.
- I wish they could allow him to rejoin the group, but with the way things have been going, I highly doubt that will happen.
- All the same, “Dive” is a great upbeat song and has that beautiful iKON flavour, which I always enjoy. It isn’t my favourite from them, but the boys did a fantastic job.
- Therefore, my rating for “Dive” is 9/10.
- Now let’s check out the album sampler.
- Thankfully, YG Entertainment did the right thing and credited B.I for his songs.
- I absolutely love the way “Ah Yeah” sounds, it might be my favourite because of the guitar riffs.
- Oh, I also like “Holding On”. My second favourite on the album for sure.
- Aww, I also love “Flower”, it is that perfect soft bop.
- Even though I haven’t listened to the full songs. I can already tell that this is a solid EP.
- It has a good selection of songs, and I can count three that genuinely suits my taste.
- I am going to listen to the full album while doing my correction read-through for this post. I will probably post my final thoughts on the blog’s Facebook page.
That is all for this post. I wish iKON all the best during the promotion for i Decide.