IU plays a professional gambler in retro-inspired video for ‘Coin’

The singer shows her charismatic side in the casino-themed video

IU has released a video for ‘Coin’, the second title track from her recently released album ‘LILAC’.

The video dropped on March 26, a day after IU unveiled her highly anticipated fifth solo album ‘LILAC’. In the retro-inspired clip, the K-pop singer stars as a professional gambler who eventually meets her match.

Born to be gambler / Haven’t learned gamblin’ even no tutor / Win the table with the worst hand / Behave yourself if you want to learn a lesson,” she rap-sings on the funky song.



IU dropped the album ‘LILAC’ yesterday (March 25), after previewing the project in January with the single ‘Celebrity’. In a glowing four-star review, NME‘s Sofiana Ramli called the tune an elegant synth pop toast to imperfections” that features a “delicate and bittersweet centre”.

The 10-track record is IU’s first full-length album since 2017’s ‘Palette’. She released the mini-album ‘Love Poem’ in 2019, which featured the tracks ‘Blueming’ and ‘Lullaby’, and released the single ‘Eight’ featuring Suga of BTS last year.

‘LILAC’ also features ‘TROLL,’ collaboration with South Korean R&B singer DEAN, who co-wrote and also co-composed the track with Park Woo Sang and JUNNY. Other contributors on the album include Ryan S. Jhun, Naul, WOOGIE, PENOMECO, AKMU’s Lee Chan Hyuk and PEEJAY.