Chat-Shire

  • I. Introduction

    Chat-Shire (stylized as CHAT-SHIRE) is the fourth Korean-language extended play by South Korean singer-songwriter IU. The self-composed EP was released digitally on October 23, 2015, and physically four days later by LOEN Entertainment under its imprint LOEN Tree. It was her first original material release since Modern Times (2013).

    Chat-Shire contains seven tracks in total including the lead single "Twenty-Three". It also features two CD-only bonus tracks ("Heart" and "Twenty Three") from KBS's television series The Producers, in which IU starred as Cindy.

    II. Critical Reception

    Billboard listed the album at number six on its list of "Top 10 Best K-Pop Albums of 2015" and described the album as a "must-hear" release, containing "some of [IU's] most personal music yet", and named "The Shower" (Korean: 푸르던) as its stand-out track. Seoul Beats also highlighted the "personal quality" showcased in many of the album's tracks and praised IU's "growing maturity as an artist" and her willingness to experiment musically.


    III. Track Listing

    No. Title Music Arrangement Length
    1 Shoes Lee Jong-hoon Lee Jong-hoon 3:35
    2 Zeze Lee Jong-hoon, Lee Chae-kyu Lee Jong-hoon, Lee Chae-kyu
    3:11
    3 Twenty-Three Lee Jong-hoon, Lee Chae-kyu, IU
    Lee Jong-hoon, Lee Chae-kyu 3:14
    4 The Shower IU Kim Je-hwi 4:07
    5 Red Queen (feat. Zion. T) Lee Jong-hoon, Lee Chae-kyu Lee Jong-hoon, Lee Chae-kyu
    3:33
    6 Knees IU Lee Jong-hoon
    4:43
    7 Glasses IU Kim Je-hwi 3:17
    8 Heart (from The Producers) IU, Kim Je-hwi IU, Kim Je-hwi 2:47
    9 Twenty Three (from The Producers) PJ, Lee Jong-hoon PJ, Lee Jong-hoon 3:29

    IV. Music Video & Audio

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    V. Accolades

    Music Program Wins:

    Song Program Date
    Twenty-Three Inkigayo (SBS) November 1, 2015
    Twenty-Three Inkigayo (SBS)
    November 8, 2015
    Twenty-Three
    Show! Music Core (MBC) November 14, 2015

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