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…

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…

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.

K-Drama Review: Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo

Sanskriti Pun, Delhi: A masterpiece in itself, this drama won the Korea Brand Awards in the K-Culture Pride category and also fetched numerous awards at different award shows. Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo is a 20-episode series that aired in 2016. It narrates the tragic tale of a young girl from the 21st century who is transported to the Goryeo Dynasty and finds herself caught between the politics that governs the royal household.

K-Drama Review: Hotel Del Luna

Hotel Del Luna is a 2019 fantasy and comedy series that narrates the story of the residents of a mystical hotel located in the heart of Seoul. A place not meant for humans but ghosts and spirits preparing for their journey to the afterlife, the hotel is managed by a short-tempered woman who has been compelled to cater to the dead. Starring Lee Ji-eun (IU) and Yeo Jin-goo in the lead, Hotel Del Luna became the highest-rated drama TvN drama in 2019.