IU will be singing with music industry veteran Kim Chang Wan in her new remakes album. According to a report in a news agency on May 7, the 21-year-old singer collaborated with her 60-year-old senior and recorded a duet.
An industry official is quoted, saying, “IU recorded a duet with Kim Chang Wan middle of last month. This recording will be released in the middle of this month, within IU’s remake album.” However, further details are carefully kept guarded. The source added, “Upon his entry into IU’s agency, he has been working on a duet which is a remake of a song released in the past, but at present, it would be difficult to say what song it really is.”
“It is also the 36th anniversary of Sanulrim (Kim Chang Wan’s band formed with his brothers Kim Chang Hoon and Kim Chang Ik), but I have a Kim Chang Wan Band now for the remake of the song,” Kim Chang Wan said. He is noted to be the third 60-year-old to work with IU, who had worked with Choi Baek Ho in the track “Walk with Me, Girl” and with Yang Hee Eun in “Daydream,” both from IU’s 2013 release “Modern Times.”
Even before working with seniors Choi Baek Ho and Yang Hee Eun, IU was quoted in the past to have said, “I want to work with Kim Chang Wan.”
Kim Chang Wan is currently a DJ on SBS FM. He is also an actor, having appeared in supporting roles in popular dramas like “Coffee Prince” and more recently, “Man From the Stars.” Previously, he and IU have been able to chat comfortably on radio.
“Whenever I’m asked which seniors I want to have a duet with, I’ve always answered that I want to work with Kim Chang Wan. I’ve always just said it but the hope is put away for the future. Now I have an opportunity.”
Meanwhile, IU will be holding eight solo concerts beginning on May 22 and ending on June 1, along with the release of her remake album.