Brace yourself for you are going to witness one of the best collaborations in Kpop history ever! Kpop #1 top female soloist, IU (birth name Lee Ji Eun), will be making an unexpected breakthrough for her upcoming comeback. In her social media, IU hints an exciting collaboration with one of the most talented rookie vocalists and the maknae member of Kpop monster rookie, NewJeans Hyein. So, how did this collaboration happen? And what song will IU and Hyein be singing in “The Winning” comeback album? Let’s find out more in the following story.
IU Hints Collaboration with NewJeans Hyein for “The Winning” Comeback Album
On February 5, just as the day turned to midnight KST, Kpop soloist IU gave us a first look at her 6th comeback mini-album “The Winning” with a creative tracklist reveal. The video cleverly resembles an online shopping cart, showcasing 5 exciting tracks, including lead singles “Shopper” and “홀씨 (Dandelion Spore)”, as well as “Shh..,” “Love Wins All,” and “I Stan U.”
Then, the teaser ends with a brief moment of IU’s soothing voice, teasing, “Oh I want all I must have all, all.” And this has been triggering massive excitement among fans.
It has been a public secret that IU took a complete charge in creating “The Winning” comeback album. Starting from writing songs to fine-tuning production details, she will be showcasing the complete ingenious versatility that has bring her to the top of Kpop scenes for over a decade. Her collaboration with composer Lee Jong Hoon on “Shopper” continues their history of creating hit tracks together. Together with another famous composer, Lee Chae Gyu, IU and Lee Jong Hoon also worked on “홀씨 (Dandelion Spore),” blending their talents in music and lyrics.
Additionally, IU’s personal touch shines through as she wrote lyrics for every track, promising an album filled with her unique flair. The album is further enriched by the contributions of numerous talented musicians, aiming to deliver a well-rounded musical experience.
And yet, what has been attracting the public’s attention the most is how IU subtly announces her upcoming collaboration with NewJeans Hyein. In the tracklist, the song “Shh…” stands out that it will also feature NewJeans’ Hyein, sparking massive aniticipation for the kind of harmony the two vocalists would form.
How Did It Happen?
So, how did this collaboration between IU and Hyein happen?
While no official confirmation is currently available, fans have been noticing a particular moment when NewJeans Hyein completely made IU star-struck with her voice.
It all started when NewJeans attended IU’s famous talkshow, “IU’s Palette.” At the time, Hyein showcased her impressive vocal by singing “Get Up”. This performance reportedly left a lasting impression on IU. Hence, it resulted in the start of this exciting collaboration between IU and Hyein.
I guess iu fell for hyein’s voice that day… SAME though pic.twitter.com/xfXjB6QDFr— fa 𖥧 (@jieuniesse) February 4, 2024
So, are you excited in witnessing what kind of collaboration IU and Hyein showcase in “The Winning” comeback album? Stay tuned, for the full release of “The Winning” is set for February 20 at 6 PM KST, available on all major streaming sites.
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