IU, the Nation’s Little Sister, collector of indie-singer hearts and (oh yeah) fantastic solo singer, is set to drop her next mini-album entitled “CHAT-SHIRE” on October 23rd.
And while the name “CHAT-SHIRE” sounds a little like a cross between a bad social network and an AirBnB knockoff, it seems that the comeback’s concept will be centered around Alice in Wonderland and the Cheshire Cat of which “CHAT-SHIRE” undoubtedly used as an influence.
The comeback will be IU’s first album release in years. In 2014, IU released A Flower Bookmark, which only kinda counts because it was comprised of cover songs of old K-Pop tunes. Of course, that didn’t stop that album’s lead singles from becoming hits because IU is a wizard songstress who has an entire planet under her melodious spell. One would have to go back to 2013 and Modern Times (with the amazing “The Red Shoes” comeback video) for the last time that IU released a studio album.
Basically, it’s time. Let the hype-train and celebrity-relationship-haterade commence.
(Hopefully, the comeback will mean IU will have a greater presence on social media to help promote this because her Instagram game, as infrequent as it is, is strong.)