IU shares her heartfelt message for SHINee’s Jonghyun.
On October 18, IU made a special appearance at “THE STORY by JONGHYUN,” a solo concert of SHINee’s Jonghyun at the SM Coex Atrium which is part of SM Entertainment’s new relay concert series, “The Agit.”
Throughout the concerts, Jonghyun has invited many guest performers in which female soloist IU was the last to appear. IU and Jonghyun are known for being close friends and for sharing their thoughts on music with each other. In fact, in IU’s album released in 2013 called “Modern Times,” Jonghyun wrote the song “A Gloomy Clock,” which he wrote for himself, when he asked IU regarding the arrangement, she liked it and wanted to include it in her album.
On the concert, IU wrote a letter to Jonghyun expressing her admiration for the SHINee member. She wrote, “He and I have a lot of similarities. We both spent eight years as idols, we are both in our twenties with so much to prove. We are also both trying to find ourselves through writing and singing. Just like me, he is a workaholic.”
She continued, “When I see him, I would like to tell him to rest him however I understand his feelings and cheer him on. I think he is working hard and living well. I hope he would take care of his health.”
Afterwards, IU and Jonghyun sang a duet version of “A Gloomy Clock.”
Meanwhile, IU’s new mini-album “CHAT-SHIRE” is scheduled to be released on October 23.