iKON’s Bobby shared insights into the creation of his new solo album!
On January 25, a web-based convention was held to have a good time the discharge of the artist’s second full-length solo album “LUCKY MAN,” which options the title monitor “U MAD.” Bobby took half as a lyricist, composer, and producer for all of the tracks within the album. This can also be Bobby’s first solo album in three years and 4 months, for the reason that 2017 album “LOVE AND FALL.”
At the convention, Bobby commented, “I really feel good to have the ability to showcase new songs. I’ve been engaged on music consistently. I’m nervous and excited to lastly reveal them.” He added that he’d used songs he’d written prior to now in addition to wrote new tracks, saying, “The most necessary factor was to have a narrative that folks might discover relatable. For the monitor record and lyrics, I paid consideration to creating it as ‘Bobby-like’ as potential with a give attention to making listeners curious concerning the subsequent track whereas listening to all of the tracks.”
Bobby additional defined the album by saying, “I used the phrase ‘LUCKY MAN’ to precise the truth that I can undergo numerous feelings my 20s, comparable to disappointment and pleasure. I attempted to precise the enjoyment and sorrow that younger individuals can really feel in their lives. In order to characterize a wider spectrum, the album has each a robust and powerful aspect but additionally a softer aspect than the earlier album.” When requested about his personal “luckiest second,” Bobby answered with a smile, “I feel being born as my mother and pop’s son has been the luckiest factor. I hope they’re proud.”
The title monitor “U MAD” was written with the hope that anybody that listens to the track can obtain a variety of vitality. The addictive refrain makes use of a melody that’s straightforward on the ear. The track serves as a criticism of those that observe materialism and opportunism, however additionally it is primarily based on an anger in direction of his weakened self.
Bobby said, “I wrote this track to a weak me. Anyone who listens to it’s going to say it’s an lively track. But it additionally form of feels prefer it’s making enjoyable of you by jokingly asking, ‘Hey, are you crying?’ I didn’t write it considering it could be the title monitor, nevertheless it ended up changing into the title monitor as a result of it overflows with vitality and is highly effective.” He additionally stated, “My picture is intense and charismatic and I feel ‘U MAD’ reveals that effectively. My rap model is tough and I’ve a yelling rap model. I feel the track brings out these components effectively.”
The titles of the songs are additionally attention-grabbing. Bobby defined, “I put collectively titles that may catch your curiosity. It’s a mix of capital and lower-cased letters. For ‘Ur SOUL Ur BodY,’ I believed ‘soul’ was extra necessary than ‘physique’ so determined to emphasise it with capitalization.”
Bobby’s fellow bandmates participated within the album as effectively. iKON’s Donghyuk featured on “Ur SOUL Ur BodY” and Junhoe featured on “RaiNinG.”
He shared, “The members usually helped overview my work whereas I used to be engaged on the album. I felt grateful once they would relate to issues with out me having to elucidate. The track Junhoe featured on is one I labored on once I was feeling down. Even once I take heed to it now, I look again on these instances and get emotional. Junhoe sympathized with me rather a lot. The chemistry with Donghyuk was nice so working with him was a enjoyable course of.”
Back in 2014, Bobby received season three of Mnet’s “Show Me The Money.” Seven years have handed, and Bobby commented, “I used to be very assured in myself after profitable the title at such a younger age. I used to be sure that I might do something. But as time handed and I went via totally different conditions, I discovered that you will need to be humble. That realization has been maintaining me going.”
Bobby additionally defined that Bobby as a member of iKON is totally different from Bobby as a solo artist. He said, “In the group, I really feel cozy and comfy. The members additionally assist replenish the music. But as a solo artist, I’ve to replenish three minutes by myself. I find yourself considering deeper into how I ought to fill that point up.”
Bobby additionally commented, “Because I write music with the hopes that others will take heed to it, I do think about the ingredient of being ‘mainstream.’ But I additionally ponder how you can ship my ideas effectively. So I feel it finally ends up being someplace in between.” He stated, “I’m by no means absolutely happy with my work. I maintain considering of enhancements relating to this and that every time I take heed to it. I’m on the lookout for a center floor.”
As a remaining comment, Bobby added, “I attempt to reside with the perspective of giving my 100 % every single day as a result of arduous work won’t ever betray you.”
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