IU AND BTS Suga’s Dream Collaboration Is Here, And the Video Gives Out A Bittersweet Vibe

Spruce up your playlist

Is the extended quarantine and (a life of perpetual DIYS) driving you up the wall? Well, how about making use of this time and sprucing up your playlist? Now seems like a great time to plug in to some great music and stop stressing over all the plans that went kaput. Trust the timing, just like the BTS folks— because, by the looks of it, this K-Pop band really knows that. 

Just when most of us are figuring out ways to engage ourselves, South Korean singer-songwriter Lee Ji-Eun aka IU took to Twitter to spread some cheer with a rather exciting piece of information—the launch of their digital single titled, Eight. This pop track is the by-product of a collaboration between Lee Ji-Eun aka IU and Min Yoon-gi aka BTS’ Suga. Needless to say, this news piqued the interest of IU and Suga fans alike. The video is pictured around IU and primarily touches upon what life looks like, at 28. Incidentally, both Suga and IU are 28 so there’s a great deal of intrigue as to whether there’s any reference to their personal lives in the video. That aside, the single has a feel-good vibe to it and transports one to happier and lighter times (just what we needed, right?) 

There goes an animation part in the video, which features Suga’s rap as an add-on to the music video. Unsurprisingly, the video amassed a lot of love from K-Pop fans—especially the ones who’ve been staunch RM, IU and SUGA loyalists. 

Some of the responses included: “That Suga was what I was yearning to hear. the song is beautiful, IU’s voice is so pretty and Yooni’s rap is the best!! #SUGA #IUxSUGA #EIGHTOUTNOW @BTS_twt,” said one fan. Another fan wrote, “Joon was right when he said eight is a driving song, imagine listening to it driving down a quiet road on a sunny afternoon with the windows down or it playing softly on a late-night drive #EIGHTIsComing #IUxSUGA.” A volley of fans also believed that the track resonated with most twenty somethings as the artistes who conjured up the song in a way had a harmony of sorts. “As musicians of the same age, the two singers were able to relate to one another and use that as a foundation for exchanging opinions. They created their unique synergy, which is reflected in their song,” tweeted another user. 

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