K-Song Review: IU’s “Celebrity”

Biti Sophia Soren, New Delhi “Celebrity” is a digital single by South Korean singer-songwriter Lee Ji-eun, more famously known as IU. It was released on 27 January 2021 as a pre-release single for her fifth full-length album called ‘Lilac’. It’s a cheerful pop sound with an energetic vibe. It’s a genre of music that IU…

9 Dramas Whose Secondary Characters Stole Our Hearts

Krishna Kishen, New Delhi Secondary characters in a story are more than often used to cast suspicion or create mystery or an unexpected twist usually surrounding one of the main characters. But rather just sometimes, especially in the K-Drama world, we come across secondary characters whose sole purpose may only be to present a stark…

Nation’s Little Sister: Lee Ji-eun/IU

Anuja Vijayan, Kolkata, West Bengal “She doesn’t adapt to the energy in the room, she influences it.” Or shall I say, “She is just a queen building her empire.” The daring and bright Lee Soon-shin [You are the best!], The quirky and playful Kim Bo-tong [Bel Ami], The diva-like singer Cindy [The Producer], The optimistic…

K-Drama Review: Dream High

Madhulika Pathak, Kolkata, West Bengal Dream High is a 2011 South Korean television series starring Bae Suzy, Ok Taec-yeon, Kim Soo-hyun, Hahm Eun-jung, Jang Woo-young and IU. It is a high school drama centred around six students who are from Kirin High School. This story is about these six teenagers striving for their dreams. But…


Khushi Sharma, New Delhi “LOVE RESEMBLES MISTY DREAM” Lilac is derived from the beautiful flower which blooms in the season of spring. It is a refreshing colour as well. Lilac as a flower symbolizes purity, confidence, renewal and, innocence. It is title of a studio album by Lee Ji-eun or better known by her stage…

My Travel K-pop Playlist That Keeps My Anxieties At Bay

Ashley Kumar, New Delhi Music is the best companion. Especially when you have to commute all alone to college, work, gatherings, have a flight to catch, etc. I listen to music too during my commute to work via the Delhi Metro and it takes me 50 minutes to reach there. So naturally, I have a…

K-Interview: Song Writer and Music Producer Daniel Kim

Kaamaakshi Bhat, Zirakpur, Punjab: X, The Boyz, SF9, EXO, Loona, Twice, GOT7, and many more. He started his career after graduation in 2012. Working alongside the music publishing company “Melogram” in 2017, he has been giving us one of the best songs in the industry. On behalf of Hallyuism, here’s an excerpt of the interview conducted with him:

Ultimate Summer Jam of 2021- ‘Troll’ by IU feat. DEAN

Ashna Susan Varkey, New Delhi: The South Korean vocal queen, Lee Ji-eun better known as IU released her fifth album titled ‘LILAC’ on 25th March, 2021. As expected from the multi talented artist, all the songs are unique. The whole album is a juxtaposition of genres. The album is all about saying goodbye to her 20s and hello to her 30s. The sixth song on the album is titled ‘Troll’, which is produced by DEAN and Park Woo-sang. The lyrics were written by IU and DEAN. 

K-Song Review: IU’s ‘Eight’ (Ft. BTS’ Suga)

Payal Singh, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh: ‘Eight’ is a digital single by Lee Ji-eun, better known as IU, that was released by EDAM Entertainment on May 6, 2020. The song is written by the singer-songwriter along with BTS’ Suga, and El Capitxn joins the two as the composer of the song. Upon its release, ‘Eight’ debuted at No. 1 on the Gaon Digital Chart and Billboard World Digital Song Sales and also earned the Triple Crown on SBS’ Inkigayo. This song has recently won the 2020 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) under the best collaboration category.

Halloween with Hallyuism: Stories and Art Winners

Hallyuween Story 1: Forever Together; Nehal Tambe, Maharashtra: Taeyong has been a great artist, this was what he was meant for in life and he was an ace. Everybody knew this. That’s why his team didn’t stop him when SM entertainment offered Taeyong a solo career and a world tour. They were supportive and let him have the chance. Taeyong went from country to country and place to place and was finally coming back after 6 months of touring the world.