The very long wait is finally over. IU’s LILAC is finally out and its winning over hearts in a rapid rate. The song LILAC was actually an appropriation song done by IU for people who have been with here throughout her singing career till now. In an interview with W Korea, IU mentioned the bold decision she took on this album, which was to not include any of her self-composed songs in the album. LILAC is different from IU’s previous work, and with this album, IU wanted to bid adieu to her 20s, and celebrate the arrival of a new spring, the 30s.
Talking about the music video it starts by showing IU on a railway station. There are a plenty of signboards there that have IU’s previous albums mentioned on then and in chronological order. IU looks adorable in a checkered jacket and red mini-skirt. Her boarding pass has HYLAC and BYLAC written, which is her two twin concepts for LILAC.
As the video continues it seems that IU is imaging herself serving the customers in the train. If was all cheerful and was in a purple dress. But very soon, IU’s duality is seen as she rocks a silk white shirt who beats up bad people or goons and also is seen dancing to a synchronised dance, moments later. As the music video comes to an end we see that IU has come back to the real world realising that she is all alone on the railway station and sees a train which is approaching her, she smiles, heading to a new future and tomorrow.