Famous kpop lyric writer Kim Eana testifies about IU's real personality


What do you think IU's real personality is like? When I met IU, she was cheerful and lively but polite. And it seemed that she has a proper sense of value, while she talked in a clever way. Well, by the way, here's the one who knows about IU's real personality much better than me. It's famous kpop lyric writer Kim Eana. She wrote lyrics of numerous kpop music such as Brown Eyed Girls' 'Abracadabra', Gain's 'Bloom', and Lee Sun Hee's 'Meet him among them'. She also worked with IU by taking part in writing IU's 'Good Day' and 'The Red Shoes', and she knows her inside out. Here are Kim Eana's comments about IU's real personality.


I feel some "pleasant difficulties" when I meet someone who is more thoughtful than me. And I usually have such a feeling when the person is older than me, while it was very rare case that I feel that way in a meeting with some who is much younger than me, just like IU.

I'm not telling that IU is rude or pretends to be old person. She is a seasoned singer and is a person of great caliber.

She becomes greedy when she should be greedy as a professional singer, but she is never greedy for her selfish interests and desires. And she is always stable and tries to calm people around her down.

Even if there is an unfair rumor about her, she doesn't act rashly. She just waits for an opportunity and sometimes does self-examination. She is like little Yoda.

All the people who have worked with IU compliment her on her great personality. Do you think I say this because I'm close with her? No.

I sometimes feel sorry for her. She always disguises her grief, which means she is likely to suffer from an internal disease. I hope that she would not be tortured by her difficulties.

I tried to support her by writing lyrics of 'The Red Shoes', "I can choose the right way even if I walk with my eyes closed." She is the one who can control her own destiny.