IU x Suga sweep charts with 'eight'... The return of the Queen of collabs
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IU x Suga sweep charts with 'eight'... The return of the Queen of collabs
  • Halim Jung
  • 2020.05.08 14:17
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IU x Suga sweep charts with 'eight'
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[MHN Park Hannah reporter / translated by Jung Halim] IU reveals 'eight', a new collaborated track with BTS member Suga.

Source: IU Music Video Capture
Source: IU Music Video Capture

With its analog spirit and trendy emotions, The new track capitivates the ear with the standout band foundation, and the addicting lyrics such as 'Are you happy now'.

Released as a digital single, the new track 'eight' is part of the "age series', which also included 'Twenty-Three' and 'Palette'. It is a track that creates an imaginary figure known as 'you', and uses it and analogies to confess being twenty eight.

Source; IU Music Video Capture
Source; IU Music Video Capture

IU and Suga were both born in 1993, and so have been said to work together while sharing common music interests.

Starting with the lyrics "So are you happy now. Finally happy now are you", 'eight' is filled with lyrics that are about the eternal, separation, and longing, and expresses them with light  and fun metaphors.

The revealed music video shows IU saying "I will save all memories", and closing her eyes, after which she runs around. She rides a dragon, crying from a dream with no escape, and then opens her eyes.

Source: IU Music Video Capture

This is not IU's first collaboration.

In 2010 she collaborated with '2AM' member Lim Seulong, after which were other collaborations with Epik High, god, Zico., Park Myungsu, and more.

Source: IU Music Video Teaser Capture

Especially of note is her collaboration with the group HIGH4 'Not Spring, Love, or Cherry Blossoms', which shares a similar streaming count with another track that makes one think of spring, 'Cherry Blossom Ending'. 

Source: HIGH4 Music Video Capture

Additionally, the collab between her and artists Chae Baek-ho and Kim Chang-wan crossed the generation gap, and showcased music without generation differences.

IU's collaborations show her unfazed by challenging music, and show her staying strong with her light musical style, and emotional musicality, making her own style of music.

Source: KBS Open Music Concert Capture
Source: Youtube WonderK Capture

'eight', the collaboration between IU and Suga is already sweeping Korean and international ITunes 'Top Songs' charts. 

On May 7th, her agency EDAM Entertainment reported that 'eight' placed 1st on the ITunes 'Top Songs' charts in 59 regions including America, France, Singapore, New Zealand, and more.

Source: IU Music Video Capture

 

 

 

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IU x Suga sweep charts with 'eight'... The return of the Queen of collabs 

IU x Suga sweep charts with 'eight'
IU collab music


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