Watch: IU Covers Songs From BTS, DAY6, Oh My Girl, EXO’s Baekhyun, And More
IU held another live singing session on EDAM Entertainment’s YouTube channel!
Back in April, IU held a “mishmash” live session in which she partnered with guitarist Kim Je Hwi to cover songs together. At the time, she had said that she would do another singing session if the video surpassed 500,000 views or if Jang Beom June’s and 10cm’s fans said they liked her covers.
On June 26, IU posted a new video with Kim Je Hwi and revealed that not only had the video surpassed her goal, Kwon Jung Yeol (10cm) had talked about her cover on his official social media account.
In the new video, in between casual conversation with Kim Je Hwi, IU covered snippets of Oh My Girl’s “Dolphin,” DAY6’s “Zombie,” Jukjae’s “Letter” and “Lullaby,” BTS’s “Spring Day,” Baekhyun’s “UN Village,” and JeA’s “Greedyy” (for which she wrote the lyrics).
Some of the song suggestions were sent in by fans and listeners, and IU modified them to fit her needs. For example, she said, “A lot of people recommended DAY6’s ‘You Were Beautiful,’ but I don’t know the song. I would have had to practice the song in advance. I know their most recent song, ‘Zombie,’ so I will sing that.”
Often, IU sang songs with which she had a personal connection. After being recommended BTS’s “Spring Day,” she said, “Personally, this is a song that I really like.” After being recommended EXO’s Baekhyun’s “Love Again,” she said, “I don’t know that song.” She decided to sing a bit of “UN Village” instead, and referenced their character names from the drama they worked on together, “Scarlet Heart: Goryeo.”
At the end, IU said that she would do another impromptu live session if the video got 1 million views. She said that if that happened, she would do a full cover of a song.
Check out the video below!