When it involves general expertise in singing and appearing, IU at all times units the bar excessive. She’s not solely an incredible performer, but additionally an inspiring, sincere, and charming individual, whether or not on or off-screen. Her unimaginable voice and maturity in portraying dramatic roles belie her younger age, proving she is really born to be a star. Over the years, she has launched many memorable songs she wrote herself or collaborated with different nice artists. Some speak about love, disappointment, remorse, and the fun of youth, whereas others talk about life classes folks can study from whereas they hear. Here are some that may resonate with you, regardless of how you are feeling.
When you’re experiencing the frustration and pleasure of past love: “Good Day”
IU has so many hits, however a tune that is perhaps thought of certainly one of her most unforgettable ones is “Good Day,” which showcases her high-octave vocal vary and mixture of dramatic and upbeat kinds. The style of this tune completely fits her voice and picture, which is maybe why a few of her consecutive singles bear some similarities. She made many hearts flutter as she sang the well-known line “I such as you oppa, what do I do?” It’s as if she’s confessing to somebody, with hopes that he’ll make it a “good day” by reciprocating her love. If you’ve gotten your personal one-sided love or are uncertain about somebody you want and are feeling down about it, listening to this tune simply would possibly brighten your day!
“Was my current coiffure change dangerous?
Did I put on the flawed garments?
Still pretending like I don’t know
Like I don’t keep in mind
Should I act as if nothing occurred?
Should I simply say that we must always exit?
It’s too lovely, lovely day
Make it day
Just don’t make me cry
Source: Lyrics Translate
When you’re coming of age: “Twenty-Three”
Many folks say that whenever you hit your early 20’s it’s the start of turning into a “actual grownup”; a time whenever you depart your immaturity behind, begin turning into accountable, and select a path in your profession and life basically. At the time of this tune’s launch, IU was maybe feeling the identical factor as she talks in regards to the ups and downs of being 23 years previous. Her combined feelings about wanting to remain younger and free are a essential theme, however on the similar time, everybody round her expects her to turn into a girl who’s acquired her act collectively. Like many younger folks, she admits to feeling confused and misplaced, however she additionally says that it’s okay even when she doesn’t know learn how to proceed but. If you’re younger and nonetheless looking for your id, then you definitely would possibly discover the phrases to this tune fairly much like your state of affairs.
“I’m twenty three
I’m a riddle (Question)
Try to guess the reply
I’m twenty three
Don’t be flawed as a result of
I’m very delicate
Try to guess
I wanna be a baby ceaselessly
No, I need to be a moist lady (that is an expression in Korean which implies “being in management”)
Yes, I’ll reside silently as dying
No I’ll flip every little thing inside out
Try to guess”
When you need to escape time: “You & I,” “Red Shoes,” and “Above the Time”
IU has experimented with various kinds in her music and movies, but when there’s one factor that threads all of them collectively, it’s her distinctive manner of storytelling. When you hearken to “You & I” and “Red Shoes,” you’ll really feel such as you’re transported to a special time — as should you’re studying a fictional novel, watching a fantasy film, or taking an odyssey your self. Both songs consult with both another universe or the state of dwelling in numerous instances, and thru the lyrics, IU hopes that she is going to quickly meet the individual she loves when their instances and worlds match. Her movies, usually impressed by books or movies, additionally inform a compelling story of a love misplaced and located when she crossed paths with somebody from a special world. If you’re adventurous and imaginative, then these songs are excellent for you!
“You and I, we will’t be proper now
I need to push on the clock much more however
In the longer term, which you can be in
Please name out my title”
— “You & I”
Source: Lyrics Translate
“My misplaced summertime
Will I discover you after wandering by means of unusual instances?
Is it nonetheless far forward? When I get scared,
I smile for no purpose
Have you forgotten me?
I hope your time has stopped in mine
low the time, cease the time”
— “Red Shoes”
Source: Lyrics Translate
IU’s newest tune “Above the Time” is related to the tune “You & I”, which additionally talks about crossing over time and house as she waits for “that one individual she will be able to’t overlook even in her goals.”
When you’re experiencing the ache of heartbreak: “Ending Scene”
Her tender, haunting voice, and melancholic music for “Ending Scene” makes it a tear-jerking tune that may name out to those that are experiencing a breakup or the belief that two individuals are merely not meant to be. The video, that includes Kim Soo Hyun, depicts scenes of a pair as they go from blissful to unhappy instances. Their intense stares and expressions of longing present emotions of disappointment and remorse. Eventually, they attain acceptance that issues are actually not understanding and due to this fact, they should “minimize” one another out of their lives. The lyrics additionally sound as if the tune is a love letter, wishing somebody to be blissful and nicely regardless of being aside. If you are feeling her ache whereas listening to this tune, then it simply would possibly offer you nice recommendation about letting go.
“Eat nicely correctly, it’ll all move anyhow
You’ll sleep such as you used to
I really want you
You have the fitting to turn into extra blissful
Please don’t say these sorts of phrases once more
You know that these phrases will harm
I hope certainly you meet
the one who will love you greater than your self
I’m sorry it wasn’t me”
Source: Lyrics Translate
When you’re feeling nostalgic: “My Old Story” and “Through the Night”
Even although IU remains to be younger, she reveals a novel desire for classic, retro, and people songs that always discuss time passing and “the nice previous days.” This is clear in each her songs “My Old Story” and “Through the Night,” by means of which she sings a couple of previous love and lacking the one who has given her happiness she can’t overlook. She tries to recollect her experiences and relives them by means of her lovely, deeply private lyrics, as if she is studying her diary for all of the world to listen to. If you’ve skilled a terrific love or have met “the one which acquired away,” you would possibly discover these songs fairly relatable.
“Do you keep in mind
That lonely alleyway?
I nonetheless keep in mind now
The anxious days when
I couldn’t let you know I beloved you
Did you realize about that?
The lovely nights of the
Past once we had been infantile
I’m nonetheless in love”
— “My Old Story”
I keep in mind our first kiss
Every time, I shut my eyes
And it takes me away to the farthest place
How did somebody such as you come to me?
If solely we may very well be collectively proper now
How good wouldn’t it be
— “Through the Night”
When you need haters to again off: “BBIBBI”
“BBIBBI” refers back to the beeping or warning sound when one thing or somebody crosses a line. With this tune, IU appears to be making a commentary on the cruel realities of dwelling as a star, which implies that many eyes are on her and that she is susceptible to criticism and gossip. Despite its cheerful sound, it’s a cheeky response to individuals who don’t know their boundaries and impose their requirements on others. If you’re feeling like folks care an excessive amount of about what you are promoting and also you need them to cease, then this tune is for you!
“It’s me, it’s me nothing totally different
What are they gossiping about me as of late?
The looking gentle scanner, scanner
What’s my rating immediately? Jealous, jealous
“Why does she like that sort of outfit?
What’s that clean face she’s making?
Maybe it’s due to stress?
I’m anxious about her
Yellow C A R D
If you cross this line, it’s a violation, beep
Keeping manners cease right here, it’s mi-mi-mi-mine
Please maintain the li-li-li-line”
When you’ve come full circle and discovered to turn into assured with your self: “Palette”
If “Twenty-three” is about determining maturity and making an attempt to navigate the difficulties of adjusting amidst many adjustments, “Palette” talks about discovering steadiness and acceptance. Wisdom comes with age, as they are saying, and IU explores this theme as soon as once more. Now with extra confidence and certainty about her life decisions, she brings a solution to her earlier tune. When she was younger, she skilled rising pains and had a tough time selecting; however on this tune, she reveals that she has gained power and tells her listeners that, “You acquired this!”
“I prefer it, I’m twenty 5
I do know that you just like me
I acquired this, I’m really positive
I feel I do know myself just a little bit now
When I’m not a child or an grownup, after I’m simply me
I shine the brightest
So don’t get scared when the darkness comes
Because it’s so lovely, as a result of flowers bloom
You are a baby that may at all times be beloved”
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DianneP_Kim is an English journal and on-line editor and stylist based mostly in South Korea. She has not too long ago authored a e book on K-pop model printed by Skyhorse Publications, New York. Check out her e book “K-pop Style” and Instagram at @dianne_panda.