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iKON's 'I'm OK' MV Flooded with Stories from Fans and Non-Fans Alike

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The world ofkpop you and I know today is one ruled by chart positions, views and streams. A release is typically followed by meticulously-organised streaming parties andstrategic trending of hashtags, and its relative success or failure is tangibly determined by the numbers it pulls. 

Once in a while, however, a new song elicits a different kind of response.

YG Entertainment septet iKON brought their New Kids series of albums to a closure on 7 January this year with the release of New Kids Repackage: The New Kids. The series, which has spawned hits like Love Scenario and Killing Me, welcomed one final addition: solitary single "I'M OK".

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The mellow pop-rock track is meant to express  “A person’s mindset of wanting to cry more when told, ‘Don’t cry’ and feeling more uneasy when asked, ‘Are you ok?’”, as described by writer B.I. 

Its lyrics - overflowing with a sense of rawness and desperation - seem to have struck a chord with fans and non-fans alike. Where fans usually discuss view count and video aesthetics, the comments section of 'I'm OK''s music video features listeners sharing the stories behind their personal connection to the song.

The outpouring of anecdotes in the comments - and subsequent support offered by others in their replies - has fans likening the video to the Oprah Winfrey show

Fans of the band were touched by the overwhelming response to the song - by the way its managed to bring listeners together across timezones and language barriers, binding them through their varied interpretations of its lyrics - and hope that it will reach iKON themselves. The members, who say they turn their phones off after song releases to avoid charting news, have previously emphasised that they hope to make music that resonates with listeners.

“The passion...and the sincerity of fans are the only things that make the performance a great one.” - B.I


If you've yet to give it a listen, check out iKON's 'I'm OK' and don't forget to pay a visit to the comment section:


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liliez143 14 days ago 3
14 days ago

The lyrics itself speaks for those who cannot. It's just that iKON sang my story through this song "I'M OK". This song made me feel that I'm not alone.

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ikonic101 14 days ago 1
14 days ago

same :")

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Fantastic99 14 days ago 0
14 days ago

NO matter what chart numbers or views this pulls, this song is touching lives and that's what is more important.


The comment section is something I have never seen before. People who suffer from mental illness or suffered before are admitting how the song comforts them and how they can relate to the song well.

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Atbash 14 days ago 1
14 days ago

From JYP NATION'S ARMY, congrats for this. There is no way to deny that IKON is the best boy group, So much quality and honesty with them.

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rain_bw 14 days ago 0
14 days ago

Thanks ONCE :)

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minivilly 14 days ago 0
14 days ago

B.I is an incredible lyricist, I'm really impressed

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big_bang_forever 14 days ago 5
14 days ago

After all the childish things I read on this website, a round of applause for the writer of this article. Not because of the content but whilst reading, the writing felt like it was leagues above the usual articles. Can you please hold other writers to the same standard going forward. Felt less like a social media post and more like news.

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MaeilKpop 14 days ago 3
14 days ago

This article is from billboard.com and therefore not written by anyone who works for AKP. That's why.

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Ninalabkon 14 days ago 0
14 days ago

Only parts of the billboard article were used. Compare and contrast.

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ikonic101 13 days ago 1
13 days ago

I used the photo from the article and their technical term describing the genre of the song LOL just crediting them for that

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mingyulovesguys 12 days ago 0
12 days ago

you never did technically credit them tho, which i think would be considered plagiarism. please fix that before this gets taken down!

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ikonic101 13 days ago 0
13 days ago

Thank you!! ^^ Sorry for the grammar mistakes I left in.,.

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NIKKIEF 14 days ago 0
14 days ago

iKON's songs touch people's heart ♡♡♡

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Ninalabkon 14 days ago 2
14 days ago

I didn’t want to read the lyrics more than once. Because I saw how much they hit home. But then again, this song is something I could have used four years ago. Onerepublic’s Mercy has been my crutch for so long and for so many reasons and when I found iKON, I never thought I would be able to relate to a song as much as this.

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ikonic101 14 days ago 0
14 days ago

Aww, that's so cute! You seem like an amazing fan :-)

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Anythingyg 14 days ago 0
14 days ago

it was made about 2-3 I think

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junsukiyoo 14 days ago 0
14 days ago

Ikon doesnt need to make fancy songs, they just make songs that everyone can relate in their real life. Hands down to the best song writer of the year.

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Sofia96 14 days ago 1
14 days ago

What a truly a beautiful song. It gave me chills. The lyrics are so raw and honest. Definitely a song I will listen to for a very very long time.

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ikonic101 14 days ago 0
14 days ago

Me too!! I think I've memorised them by now!

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Backyou 14 days ago 0
14 days ago

This song makes feeling lonely is OK. Experiencing loneliness Alone is alright. The lyrics encourage you to dwell in your emotion & faced what you really feel. After surviving your emotional turmoil you be braver , stronger - then you be MORE than OK. i K O N truly Incomparable group ! 👍🔥❤️

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Lalazz 14 days ago 0
14 days ago

Firstly, iKon is amazing for producing such raw invoking lyrics. This song touched my heart in so many different ways because I understand what it's like so well!!!


Secondly, that comment, "It's okay to not be okay"... I 100% want to reinforce this!!!! If you're struggling don't be embarrassed, don't shy away from it and don't hold it in. Accept that you're not okay and take necessary little steps every day, it'll get better, I promise you. I shared my worries and stories about depression on a forum on allkpop and received overwhelming love and support from complete strangers. I've taken their advice, and each day I do something different and I try and step out of my comfort zone, even if it's just for 5 minutes and it really helps. I'm forever indebted to those complete strangers on that forum that have helped me change my life for the better! I'm not there yet, but I'm definitely on my way.



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Backyou 14 days ago 0
14 days ago

i K O N is ReaL ! 💕 Their songs puts you to emotional rollercoaster in a good way. <3

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iranaziraa 14 days ago 0
14 days ago

I haven't listen to the song yet but reading this article makes me wanna cry😢

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iBangChan 14 days ago 1
14 days ago

I admit that I did not pay any attention to this song because it sounds like a bunch of other Ikon songs I've heard. Not bad but not particularly standout in any way

But now I"m going to have to go through it again and have a look at the meaning, because it seems really relatable

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ikonic101 14 days ago 0
14 days ago

Nice, did you like it?

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Luuna 14 days ago 2
14 days ago

i'm totally hooked up to that song for some reasons...

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ikonic101 14 days ago 1
14 days ago

(it's because it's good!)

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Luuna 11 days ago 0
11 days ago

Yeah it's good... but I'm okay.. is also my most telled lie.... I always tell people i'm fine even when i'm not.

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adventurelover 13 days ago 0
13 days ago

I love the fact that iKON's music especially the lyrics are very relatable ❤

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nad_dongdong 13 days ago 0
13 days ago

Thank you to the writer of this article for writing up a beautiful piece on iKON"s new song. The first time I heard the song, I thought that it was an okay song. But then I listened again and started to read the lyrics, then I realized that this song is so deep. It has so much meaning behind it. It speaks to you in a sense that you feel the sincerity and honesty behind it. It feels like BI understands how we feel and he spells it out in the exact words through this song. You tell everyone that you are OK, but deep down inside you are not OK. And you're afraid that if people ask whether you are OK or not, you'll end up crying. And if do cry, you wish people would pretend that they didn't see it. Exactly how I feel middle of this year when I was diagnosed with an incurable health condition. Thank you iKON for this wonderful song & mostly thank you Hanbin.

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tangtangtang 14 days ago 0
14 days ago

Thank you, Hangbin for writing these soul - jarring lyrics. Thank you Ikon, for performing them so poignantly. " I'm O.k is one of those rare songs that reminds us what music was meant to be. Each time this song is played, the listener's burden is made just a little lighter. Halleluljah.

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AngelJinwoo 14 days ago 0
14 days ago

I like this song, B.I. Is turning out to be great songw

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Mitch1 10 days ago 0
10 days ago

wow...this song is so wow..and junhoe sounds soo good and looks sooo damn good

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Mitch1 10 days ago 0
10 days ago

amazing song...amazing ikon...all it took was 1 listen and im hooked..

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peaceandjoy 13 days ago 0
13 days ago

This is a masterpiece, undeniably reached out the listeners' heart, the writing of lyrics are relatable. iKON, you made another achievement, people just came out on YT comments to express what they are going thru.

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