IU (아이유) is currently slaying the charts with her new single “Eight” featuring BTS member Suga. But the spotlight is on the song’s accompanying music video.
Fans had been coming up with their own theories and speculations ever since the 3-minute and 52-second long clip made its way online. Interestingly, some of them pointed out that the video is a direct reference to her beloved friend Sulli, who sadly departed last October.
In the clip, an animated girl is seen flying happily in her white dress while the other girl (presumably IU) looks at her while uttering the lyrics, “Are you happy now?”. Well, a lot of fans are convinced enough that the girl is indeed the “To The Beautiful You” actress.
Apart from that, some pointed that the title “Eight” symbolises 8 years the two have been friends. Previously, IU had written a song about Sulli called “Red Queen” which included in her 4th EP “Chat-Shire”. Because of this, many netizens believe that IU dedicated “Eight” as a tribute to the former f(x) member.
Others also pointed that Sulli’s former stylist also worked on the set, leading to more debates among K-fans coming its way. Check out some of the interesting theories by K-pop fans on Twitter here:
If this song is dedicated to Sulli then I won't be able to stop crying. She has no mole on her cheek and the way the animated IU smiled with tears in her eyes is so-
Out of all comebacks of IU, this one is the saddest, I think.#아이유_6시_안들으면_에잇pic.twitter.com/BsKTKB9Bdr
— 开shᴵᵁ⁵ (@zkdlwlrma) May 6, 2020
They said the girl in white dress is Sulli, that's why iu crying in her dream.. Now I can't stop thinking bout it.. pic.twitter.com/e4D83xSvOt
— Ben (@usertwt191997) May 6, 2020
This scene in IU's MV remind me of Sulli's scene in Real, it made my heart hurt. I will always love them both 💔 pic.twitter.com/LxjUr9XoJ7
— Somilovesme 💎 (@somialltheway) May 6, 2020
I rmb in an ep of 7.7 bil In Love, Dong Yeob shared that he remember asking sulli:
DY: "when did u feel the happiest?"
Sulli answered: "i have never been happy"
— moonfloweriuᴵᵁ⁵ (@moonfloweriu) May 6, 2020
In case y’all haven’t watched the MV, feel free to do so now and tell us what do you think :)