Korea’s little sister, IU, has just released a single for her upcoming album, titled “Peach.” The full music video is not out yet (preview above), but the full audio has been released as a single!
I’ve had an off-and-on relationship with IU. I definitely see why she’s captivated South Korea so fully. She came onto my radar with “Marshmallow” because she performed it with BEAST’s Yoseob. I was thoroughly unimpressed. In fact, I hated the song. It was obnoxious and I didn’t think she had much talent. That was in 2009, and because she had not made an impression, I tuned her out of the next two years. I got back into her music with Last Fantasy, which I thought was a lovely album. Her vocals had gotten worlds better. The lead track, “You + I” was charming, but it grew dull quickly. As did the rest of her album. I listened back a few singles and liked them all right, but nothing WOW’d me.
But after listening to “Peach”, IU has my full attention.