IU has released the music video for ‘LILAC’, the title track of her brand-new album.
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The vibrant, four-minute clip follows the K-pop star as she goes on a thrilling train adventure where she parties with fellow passengers and fights off bad guys. The music video also features a brief cameo from singer/composer Jung Jaehyung, who’d previously appeared in IU’s 2011 ‘Good Day’ visual.
‘LILAC’ is the title track of the K-pop soloist’s fifth studio album, which also dropped today (March 25). The singer first confirmed details of the comeback earlier this month, by revealing the album’s official tracklist, as well as a preview video for the song ‘Flu’.
The album features 10 songs, including a collaboration with South Korean R&B singer-songwriter DEAN on ‘Troll’. Other contributors on the LP include Park Woo Sang, JUNNY, Ryan S. Jhun, Naul, WOOGIE, PENOMECO, AKMU’s Lee Chan Hyuk and PEEJAY.
The album ‘LILAC’ was originally previewed in January by the single ‘Celebrity’. In a four-star review, NME called the song “an elegant synth pop toast to imperfections”.
‘LILAC’ follows IU’s previous full-length album ‘Palette’, released in 2017. Before this music project, she had been focused on her acting career, starring in dramas such as My Mister, Persona and Hotel del Luna.