I've been obsessed with IU since her latest album Palette came out and while I don't think the video on 1theK's YouTube page is an official music video, I'm still thrilled to see IU on screen one more time for this album. She has massively promoted for her album by releasing 3 music videos overall including “Through the Night”, “Palette” and “Ending Scene”.
I don't think I've ever been so moved by a live performance video in my life but this song and video are just so incredibly powerful. The “Special Clip” is a live performance of the song where IU sits in a studio room with several professional musicians and sings a powerfully emotion rendition of the final song on her latest album. For a large portion of the video, IU has her eyes closed and looks close to tears from how emotionally driven she is about this song. I definitely need to look up the lyrics for this song. A side note is that along with the guitarist that switches from an acoustic to electric guitar mid-song, the bassist also has a 5-string bass which isn't very common especially in pop music. There are a couple little fun facts for the musicians in the room.
I know it's been a while since I've done a Quick Review but here is one for “Dear Name” by IU. I have a feeling this song's lyrics are similar to “A Song for XX” by Ayumi Hamasaki. I don't know a lot about IU but maybe this song is about someone who has been absent in her life. Anyway, thanks for checking this review out. If you liked this review, check out more at www.openthekpop.com. I'll see you in the next one.
My Quick Reviews are conglomerates of music video reviews. For instance, if there are several releases in a single day that are all related or somewhat related, I will do a Quick Review segment.