iKON – “Airplane” Bonus Review

iKON – Airplane (Music Video)

iKON – Airplane

Reviewed
on November 28, 2015

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Personal Message:
As the music video review will
discuss (as of this sentence, it is nearly finished; in fact, after posting
this bonus review, I plan to also finish the actual review), to the requester
who did wish for the song review in addition to the music video, I will attempt
to fulfill such. Due to time constraints, I have no time to explain my ratings,
but I nevertheless will leave them for those who are curious. Again, this is a
pure bonus review and is to complement the music video review, of which will be
linked: iKON’s “Airplane” music video review

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Song Score: 6/10
(6.0/10 raw score) – “Slightly above average”


Vocals: 5/10


Sections: 5/10
(4.83/10 raw score)

Introduction, Rap,
Pre-Chorus, Chorus, Rap, Pre-Chorus, Chorus, Bridge, Conclusion (Chorus)    

1.     Introduction:
5/10

2.     Rap: 5/10

3.     Pre-Chorus: 3/10

4.     Chorus: 5/10

5.     Bridge: 6/10

6.     Conclusion (Chorus): 5/10


Line Distribution: 8/10

Jinhwan:
Introduction 1, Chorus 1, Chorus 2, Bridge (Total: 4)

Yunhyung:
Bridge 1, Conclusion 1 (Total: 2)

Bobby:
Pre-Chorus 1, Rap 2, Pre-Chorus 2 (Total: 3)

B.I:
Rap 1, Pre-Chorus 1, Chorus 1, Pre-Chorus 2 (Total: 3)

Donghyuk:
Pre-Chorus 1, Pre-Chorus 2 (Total: 2)

Junhoe:
Chorus 1, Chorus 2, Conclusion 1 (Total: 3)

Chanwoo:
Rap 2 (Total: 1)

Equal Value: 2.57 sections per member.  


Instrumental: 6/10


Lyrics: 6/10

Stop for a moment

If we keep this up,
we won’t ever see each other again after
the airplane leaves
“I’ll be good, you be good too”
If you say that and leave, you think I’ll be fine?
Stop pretending to be calm,
there are tears in your eyes
I see a sadness like you’ve lost the world
Stay one more day, unpack
Let’s go watch a movie later,
I’m crying right now, please

La li la di dada la li da
I hate the sky for wrapping around you
La li la di dada la li da
I hate the moon for revealing you
La li la di dada la li da
Because I don’t wanna let you go like this
This is the saddest melody in the world

Hey Mr. Airplane
Stop for a moment, it’s raining
The wind is blowing, it’ll be dangerous if you go now
Hey Mr. Airplane
Stop for a moment, there’s a lot of time
There’s tomorrow too so let her come off
or let me get on
Just one more day, just one more hour,
just one more minute, just wanna say one thing
Hey Mr. Airplane
Stop for a moment

You left behind a light smile
Left with a smiling face
Pretending to firmly believe in our promise
I should’ve done everything to make you stay
Then I wouldn’t be living in regret, girl
I’m gonna miss your presence for all my life
Just fall into a deep sleep in my arms
I’m looking up at the cruelly beautiful evening sky
Tears are coming ‘cause it’s the last time
I’m seeing you, please

La li la di dada la li da
I hate the sky for wrapping around you
La li la di dada la li da
I hate the moon for revealing you
La li la di dada la li da
Because I don’t wanna let you go like this
This is the saddest melody in the world

Hey Mr. Airplane
Stop for a moment, it’s raining
The wind is blowing, it’ll be dangerous if you go now
Hey Mr. Airplane
Stop for a moment, there’s a lot of time
There’s tomorrow too so let her come off
or let me get on
Just one more day, just one more hour,
just one more minute, just wanna say one thing
Hey Mr. Airplane
Stop for a moment

Do you have to go today? Can’t you go tomorrow?
I don’t wanna let you go, when will you be back?
I’m scared of getting far away from you
What if we naturally break up? Just one more day,
just one more hour, just one more minute

Stop for a moment, it’s raining
The wind is blowing, it’ll be dangerous if you go now
Hey Mr. Airplane
Stop for a moment, there’s a lot of time
There’s tomorrow too so let her come off
or let me get on
Just one more day, just one more hour,
just one more minute, just wanna say one thing
Hey Mr. Airplane
Stop for a moment

Choreography Score: X/10

Overall Score: 6/10
(6/10 raw score)

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Analysis:

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Truthfully,
I am dumbfounded; in the music video review of “Airplane,” I admittedly claimed
that iKON’s songs are, at their best, average (five, numerically). Once actual
analysis took place, however, as disclosed, “Airplane” does manage to glean a
six. Personally, their style of music is not preferred, hence perhaps why I did
predict a lower rating. Impartially reviewing the song, though, it led to a
completely different outcome than expected. Overall, for the requester, though no
explanations are given, I do hope this partially satisfies your curiosity
regarding how “Airplane” does rate musically.