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On March 6, the TWICE vocalist officially released the new acoustic ballad track alongside the new episodes of Twenty Five Twenty One that aired over the weekend. “Just like stardust / We’re scattered pieces in the universe / The songs of old stars / The exhausted hearts and sad dreams / Nothing is your fault,” she sings on the chorus.
Notably, ‘Stardust Love Song’ is Jihyo’s first-ever solo song, and marks her first time contributing to a soundtrack of a TV series. Other musicians that have lent their voices to the soundtrack include NCT’s Taeil, BIBI, SEVENTEEN‘s DK and more.
Twenty Five Twenty One, which airs every Saturday and Sunday, tells the story of five characters as they navigate adulthood, romance and their dreams from 1998 to 2021. The series is led by Nam Joo-hyuk and Kim Tae-ri, whose characters first meet at ages 21 and 18, and later fall in love when they reunite at ages 25 and 21.
The coming-of-age drama also stars Lee Joo-myung (Now, We Are Breaking Up) as Moon Ji-woong, a former internet star, and Choi Hyun-wook of Racket Boys fame as Hee-do’s class leader, Ji Seung-Wan.
Filming for the K-drama was recently delayed after lead actress Kim Tae-ri had tested positive for COVID-19, as a result of her halting all immediate, scheduled activities as a safety precaution. However, despite the situation, cable network tvN clarified that “there have been no changes to the broadcast schedule”.