IU to return with first remake album

By Korea Herald
  • Published : Apr 10, 2014 - 20:22
  • Updated : Apr 10, 2014 - 20:36
Popular singer-songwriter IU will make a return next month with her first remake album and a series of concerts.

The album will be her first remake since her debut in 2008. It will feature reinterpretations and rearrangements of past hits through IU’s signature vocals and musical sensibilities.

The singer-songwriter will also stage a series of concerts, titled “Just one more step ... just that,” at Sogang University’s Mary Hall. Unlike IU’s previous concert last year, which was marked by a flashy stage design and visuals, the upcoming concerts will focus on communicating with the audience in a more intimate setting.
IU. (Fortune Entertainment)

“Fans will be able to meet IU and her colorful music in a fresh, outdoor setting while enjoying the spring breeze,” said the singer’s agency LOEN Tree. “We are preparing a new type of performance where the musician’s sounds can be delivered more intimately.”

IU debuted on the local music scene at the age of 15 and shot to stardom with her resonating vocals and distinct tones, producing many hits including “You and I,” “Nagging,” “Good Day,” “Boo” and “Someday.”

She released her third studio album, “Modern Times,” in October 2013. The jazzy lead single “Red Shoes” and several other tracks from the album swept major music charts in Korea.

IU’s self-written single “Friday” also enjoyed high popularity upon its release in December last year, while her latest composition, “Not Spring, Love or Cherry Blossoms,” a duet with rookie boy band High4, tops local real-time music charts.

IU will perform eight live concerts at Mary Hall from May 22-June 1. Ticket sales will begin at 8 p.m. on April 17 through Interpark.

By Sohn Ji-young (jiyoung.sohn@heraldcorp.com)