Korean boy band iKON launched their new single “Goodbye Road” and accompanying music video on Monday (Oct. 1), getting in contact with their sentimental facet on the hip-hop ballad.
The monitor is the septet's fifth single of the yr, and has the members waxing poetically by raps and verses concerning the finish of a relationship over stripped-back strings and a rhythmic beat earlier than ending issues off with a chanting “na-na.” “Goodbye as we half in the direction of the tough path/After you allow me I hope you solely stroll on the trail with flowers,” they croon over the refrain. “Be cautious as we half our separate lonely methods/Forget all reminiscences of me as you go."
Glum and moody, it’s the group’s most sorrowful single shortly, although returns them to the model they relayed by early singles like “Apology” and “Airplane." It comes after they noticed success earlier this yr with the sleek vibes of “Love Scenario” and the dramatic “Killing Me.”
"Goodbye Road" was launched alongside an evocative music video that options the members and a lady mourning the top of their relationship, interspersing dramatic, reflective scenes with blissful reminiscences and choreography. The tune's dance emulates its lyrics, with the choral declaration of "goodbye" coinciding with a shooing hand transfer.
The new single fronts their New Kids: The Final EP, a four-track album co-produced by member B.I. It is the conclusion of their New Kids sequence which started final yr in May with New Kids: Begin and was reintroduced in 2018 with New Kids: Continue in August. The group additionally launched Return in January, bisecting the trilogy.
Watch the music video for “Goodbye Road” beneath.