IKON's Comeback Album Will Include Songs Written By B.I
Karen Jane Ng
iKon is set to make their first comeback as a six-member group!
According to a statement released by label YG Entertainment, the group's follow-up to their 2018 album Return was delayed due to the sudden departure of the group's leader and producer B.I. "Plans to release the new song have been postponed indefinitely and the company decided to release pieces that had been completed in early 2019. So we thought internally how to use it."
— YG FAMILY (@ygent_official) January 29, 2020
In the end, they still decided to include the songs that B.I co-wrote. "As a result, for existing songs, it's not solely B.I's solo compositions but rather a collab with other YG composers," they explained. "During the preparation period, we decided to modify and use B.I's song because it was a song that was created by hardwork and affection of all iKon members.
"Of course, words cannot express how sorry we are to the six iKon members and to the fans that lost their leader B.I. We can only say we're sorry and apologize because we weren't able to manage them well."
iKon's new album i_DECIDE is slated for release on February 6.
— Daily Naver (@dailynaver) January 29, 2020