K-pop boy band iKON returned today with their new solitary single “I’m OK.”
“I’m OK” fronts the act’s New Kids Repackage: The New Kids, a compilation album -- or repackage, as it’s known in the K-pop world -- that features songs featured on three prior EPs released in 2017 and 2018 as part of iKON’s New Kids series.
The song expressively depicts the forlorn feelings that accompany loneliness as the members sing and rap over a minor scale-set, mellow pop-rock melody littered with whizzing synths. According to the blog of the act’s company YG Entertainment, B.I. described the song’s message as being based on, “A person’s mindset of wanting to cry more when told, ‘Don’t cry’ and feeling more uneasy when asked, ‘Are you ok?’”