IU – REAL
Release date: December 9, 2010
Label: Leon Entertainment
- 이게 아닌데 (This is not what I thought)
- 느리게 하는 일 (The Thing I do slowly)
- 좋은 날 (Good Day)
- 첫 이별 그날 밤 (The First Breakup, That Night)
- 혼자 있는 방 (Alone in the Room)
- 미리 메리 크리스마스 (Merry Christmas in Advance) [feat. Cheon Doong of MBLAQ]
- 좋은 날 (Good Day – Instrumental)
I am in love with IU’s voice. For such a young girl, her ability is amazing. That was why I was a bit annoyed with her previous mini IU… I’M. It was too sugary sweet and such a 180 from her debut mini LOST and FOUND.
With REAL, IU is back to her element, the acoustic sound mixed with rnb and her exceptional voice. I realize that it has been hard to put her in a category, with her young age but mature sound/voice. IU is not an idol, yet she is young and cute. She plays the guitar, writes her own songs and makes some very amazing remixes. Talk about a dilemma!
I’m happy she is now somewhat back to her original sound. REAL sounds like something IU likes to sing. I guess that now that she’s 17 it’s easier to let her sing more mature ballads and mid-tempo songs.
I’m just happy that she is miles away from songs like Marshmallow and Boo — not that they are bad, they are my guilty pleasure after all… but it was too sweet and downsized her voice.