Over the past few days, Nation’s Perpetual Little Sister IU has released two music video teasers for her upcoming CHAT-SHIRE mini-album.
The first, which is more or less one long, slightly uncomfortably closeup shot of IU’s face, is entitled “The Shower,” although it would be more accurate to call it “The Light Drizzle.”
In typical IU fashion, the teaser is basically the aural equivalent of a Disney theme park, sweet, eerily polished and timeless in a way that doesn’t ever seem dated. I’m pretty sure that an angel gets its wings every time someone double-tracks IU to a laid-back breezy coffee house beat.
Then there is the teaser for “Shoes,” a more upbeat track with a little uplifting Motown-esque soul to call its own.
While the teaser sounds great (I’m a sucker for swirling strings and warm bass), the childlike imagery that sparsely occupies the teaser is on the unsettling side. Why is IU stuck on a wooden platform in a black abyss? Where does she go when she clicks her red heels together like Dorothy? Most importantly…
WHERE DID THOSE DEVIL DOLL HANDS COME FROM AND WHERE DID THEY GO AFTERWARDS?!?!?! I WON’T BE ABLE TO SLEEP UNTIL SOMEONE FINDS AND BURNS THEM.
Personal hangups about possessed doll hands aside, these do look very promising. CHAT-SHIRE releases on October 23rd. Until then, please keep an eye out for any stray doll hands that may or may not want to possess your soul.