Lilac (stylized in all caps) (Korean: 라일락; RR: Ra-illak) is the fifth Korean-language studio album by South Korean singer-songwriter IU. It was released on March 25, 2021, through Edam Entertainment. The album debuted atop the Gaon Album Chart.
II. Critical Reception
Sofiana Ramli of NME, awarded the album 4 out of 5 stars, describing the album as "a love letter to her 20s, the record is a farewell to the singer’s defining decade." The reviewer commended the upbeat musical direction on this record as IU "swaps her subdued brand of sun-kissed pop for dancefloor hits." Writing for Beats Per Minute, Chase McMullen gave the album a score of 81/100, stating that "IU delves into a sound on LILAC that is at once varied and cohesive" but "never strays too far from what she knowingly calls "the IU sound". McMullen concluded that Lilac is "an album of rumination, prideful bliss tempered by melancholy, and, above all, acceptance."
III. Track Listing
|1||Lilac||Im Soo-ho, Dr. JO, Ung Kim, N!ko||Im Soo-ho, Ung Kim, N!ko||3:34|
|2||Flu||Ryan S. Jhun, Martin Coogan, Madilyn Bailey, Zachariah Palmer, London Jackson, Jacob Chatelain||Jacob Chatelain, London Jackson, Ryan S. Jhun||3:08|
|3||Coin||IU, Poptime, Kako||Poptime||3:13|
|4||Hi Spring Bye||Naul||Kang Hwa-seong||5:24|
IU, Ryan S. Jhun, Jeppe London Bilsby, Lauritz Emil Christiansen, Chloe LatimerCeline Svanbäc
|Ryan S. Jhun, Jeppe London Bilsby, Lauritz Emil Christiansen||3:16|
|6||Troll (feat. Dean)||Dean, Park Woo-sang, JUNNY||Park Woo-sang
|7||Empty Cup||Woogie, Penomeco||Woogie||2:20|
|8||My Sea||Kim Je-hwi, Kim Hee-won||Kim Je-hwi, Kim Hee-won||5:16|
|9||Ah Puh||Lee Chan-hyuk, Peejay||Peejay||3:20|
|10||Epilogue||Shim Eun-ji, Sumin, Kim Soo-young, Im Geum-bi||Shim Eun-ji, Kim Soo-young||3:50|