New Kids: The Final

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New Kids: The Final
IKON - New Kids- The Final.jpg
EP by
ReleasedOctober 1, 2018 (2018-10-01)
Length14:23
LanguageKorean
LabelYG Entertainment
ProducerB.I
iKON chronology
New Kids: Continue
(2018)
New Kids: The Final
(2018)
The New Kids
(2019)
Singles from New Kids: The Final
  1. "Goodbye Road"
    Released: October 1, 2018
Music video
"Goodbye Road" on YouTube

New Kids: The Final is the second extended play by South Korean boy band iKON. It is the final installment of the group's three-part album series following the single album New Kids: Begin and extended play New Kids: Continue.[1] It was released by YG Entertainment on October 1, 2018.[2] The mini-album includes a total of four tracks.[3]

Composition[edit]

The lead single of the album is titled "Goodbye Road", which was released with a music video on October 1.[4] The song is described as a sentimental hip-hop ballad which talks about the bitter feelings of a breakup.[1][5] The music video that features the members and a woman mourning the end of their relationship, interspersing dramatic, reflective scenes with happy memories and choreography. The song's dance emulates its lyrics, with the choral declaration of "good-bye" coinciding with a shooing hand move.[4] The three other songs on the album also revolve around the themes of the sadness and loneliness of love and breakups.[6]

Commercial performance[edit]

"Goodbye Road" topped both Korean and global charts upon its release. It ranked number one on six major Korean charts,[7] as well as China's QQ Music's real-time chart.[8]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLyricsMusicArrangementLength
1."Goodbye Road" (이별길; ibyeolgil)
Future Bounce3:59
2."Don't Let Me Know" (내가 모르게; naega moleuge)
  • B.I
  • Seung
  • B.I
  • Millennium
Millennium3:21
3."Adore You" (좋아해요; joh-ahaeyo)
  • B.I
  • Bobby
  • B.I
  • Seo Won-jin
  • Seo Won-jin
  • R.Tee
3:30
4."Perfect" (꼴좋다; kkoljohda)B.I
  • B.I
  • Future Bounce
Future Bounce3:33
Total length:14:23

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Charts[edit]

Chart (2018) Peak
position
South Korean Albums (Gaon)[10] 1

Awards[edit]

Music programs[edit]

Song Program Date Ref.
"Goodbye Road" Show Champion (MBC Music) October 10, 2018 [11]
October 17, 2018 [12]
M Countdown (Mnet) October 11, 2018 [13]
October 18, 2018 [14]
Music Bank (KBS2) October 12, 2018 [15]
Show! Music Core (MBC) October 13, 2018 [16]
Inkigayo (SBS) October 14, 2018 [17]

Release history[edit]

Country Date Label(s) Format Ref.
Various October 1, 2018 YG Entertainment, Genie Music Digital download, CD [18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "iKON completes 'New Kids' series with 'Goodbye Road'". Kpop Herald. October 1, 2018.
  2. ^ "iKON to release EP in October". Kpop Herald. September 11, 2018.
  3. ^ "iKON – 'NEW KIDS : THE FINAL' TRACKLIST". YG Life. September 22, 2018.
  4. ^ a b "iKON Get Reflective in 'Goodbye Road' Video: Watch". Billboard. October 3, 2018.
  5. ^ "iKON's New Song is Titled 'GOODBYE ROAD'…Competed for Title with 'LOVE SCENARIO' [OFFICIAL]". YG Life. September 18, 2018.
  6. ^ "iKON returns with sentimental breakup song to welcome in autumn". Yonhap News Agency. October 1, 2018.
  7. ^ "iKON's 'Goodbye Road' tops local, global charts". Kpop Herald. October 2, 2018.
  8. ^ "iKON's 'GOODBYE ROAD' Worked in China… Sweeps No. 1 on Music Charts". YG Life. October 5, 2018.
  9. ^ "iKON – 'NEW KIDS : THE FINAL' TRACKLIST". yg-life. YG Entertainment. Retrieved 5 November 2018.
  10. ^ "Gaon Album Chart – Week 40, 2018". Gaon Chart (in Korean). Retrieved October 11, 2018.
  11. ^ "'쇼챔' 아이콘, 방송 불참에도 1위 "더 겸손한 그룹 되겠다" [종합]". Chosun (in Korean). October 10, 2018. Retrieved October 10, 2018.
  12. ^ "'쇼챔' 아이콘, 1위로 6관왕..NCT127·에이프릴·위키미키컴백[종합]". Chosun (in Korean). October 17, 2018. Retrieved October 21, 2018.
  13. ^ ""워너원→갓세븐"…'엠카' 태국 달군 ★들… 아이콘 1위[종합]". Joins (in Korean). October 11, 2018. Retrieved October 11, 2018.
  14. ^ "'엠카' 아이콘, 방송 출연 없이 1위...이홍기·위키미키 컴백 [종합]". Chosun (in Korean). October 18, 2018. Retrieved October 21, 2018.
  15. ^ "'뮤직뱅크' 아이콘, 임창정 꺾고 1위..유니티 눈물의 아듀(종합)". Chosun (in Korean). October 12, 2018. Retrieved October 12, 2018.
  16. ^ "'음악중심' 아이콘, 출연없이 1위·4관왕..슈퍼주니어·NCT 127 컴백 [종합]". Chosun (in Korean). October 13, 2018. Retrieved October 13, 2018.
  17. ^ "'인기가요' 아이콘, 1위로 5관왕..슈주·NCT127·위키미키 컴백 러시[종합]". Chosun (in Korean). October 14, 2018. Retrieved October 14, 2018.
  18. ^ "iKon drops EP of autumnal songs". Korea JoongAng Daily. October 2, 2018.