iKON’s Jinhwan tease group’s comeback, plans to release solo album

The group are currently "preparing to release their next album"

iKON vocalist Jinhwan has revealed future plans for the group’s comeback, as well as his own plans to release a solo album.

Jinhwan spoke to Marie Claire Korea in a recent interview regarding the boy group’s plans after concluding their recent stint on the popular Mnet reality TV programme Kingdom: Legendary War.

While iKON is currently on a “break” after their Kingdom participation, the singer revealed that the group are “preparing to release their next album”. He went on to say that he “[wants] to make good music that meets fans’ expectations”.


However, he added, “I feel impatient because I don’t want them to wait too long.” Jinhwan also said that he is working hard to produce “even more awesome” music.

The iKON member also expressed his desire to drop a solo project one day, “once it can be defined what it means to be ‘iKON-like'”. Jinhwan also stated his anticipation to create new material, and shared that a balance between singing and dancing is something he aims to pursue in his performances.

iKON are a six-piece boy group under YG Entertainment. They made their debut in 2015 after being formed through two separate survival reality programmes – WIN: Who Is Next and Mix & Match – which determined their members. They went on to release their the two-part ‘Welcome Back’ album that same year.

iKON’s last group release was their third mini-album, ‘I Decide’, which dropped in February 2020.

Other popular K-pop groups who were also contestants on Kingdom: Legendary War alongside iKON included THE BOYZ, BtoB, Stray Kids, ATEEZ and SF9.