Lilac

  • I. Introduction

    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

    No. Title Music Arrangement Length
    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
    5 Celebrity

    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
    3:10
    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

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