30-year-old IU said she had to delay an album for a surprising reason
Singer-actress IU revealed her own way to get closer to people, recommended interesting dramas and movies, and spoiled her album plans.
On February 24th, a Q&A video was uploaded on Harper’s Bazaar’s official YouTube channel in which fan IU answered fans’ questions.
First, when asked about how she approaches people for the first time, IU said, “I don’t immediately approach people I meet for the first time. If I feel like I want to be close after the first meeting, I tend to meet them for the second time.”
Then, when asked to select between “approaching the person you want to get close to first” and “waiting for them to talk to you”, IU answered, “I think it’s both. However, I rarely meet people I want to get close to, so I try not to miss out on such a rare opportunity. That’s why I’d sometimes approach people first. If I really want to get to know someone, I will contact them.”
In addition, IU revealed that her plan for 2023 is already full. “To give a little spoiler, there are albums and dramas. I want to do a ‘big and certain happiness’ this year,” the singer-actress said.
Afterwards, IU also mentioned, “Actually, I had plans for an album with the theme of being 32 years old. If we still count age the traditional Korean way, wouldn’t it be next year? However, now that age is being counted the international way, the plan went awry. It may be a spoiler, but there’s a reason why it must be the age of 32.”
Finally, in response to the question, “Please recommend a movie or drama you’ve watched recently”, IU recommended 3 works, saying, “An ongoing series that I’m watching recently is ‘Crash Course in Romance’, it makes my heart flutter. Also, there is a movie that means a lot to me, and it’s called ‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’. I can watch it every day. I think I can talk for a long time without stopping with people who like movies. I didn’t send it, but I also wrote a letter to the film director. And another recommendation is ‘The Glory’. It is a highly anticipated revenge drama.”
Netizens who watched the video commented, “If the album’s theme is 32 years old, it’s a 100% follow-up to ‘Chat-Shire’”, “’Chat-Shire was released when IU was at the age of 23, so that’s right”, “Is the album coming out in the next year or so?”, “Can’t it just be released as planned?”, and so on.