Fans Love the Lyrics to IU’s Collaboration ‘Eight’ With BTS’s Suga

On May 6, South Korean singer-songwriter IU released her collaboration with BTS’s Suga, “eight.” IU also released an official music video for the song which already has over 4 million views on YouTube. Hours after its release, IU and Suga’s “eight” reached No. 1 on the U.S. iTunes Top 200 Songs chart, a testament to how much fans love the poetic lyrics.

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IU and Suga’s ‘eight’ is both a sad and uplifting song

When one first listens to “eight,” the song sounds upbeat, but the lyrics add complexity to the tone of the song. It conveys a message many can relate to, which is that the bright future one imagined did not happen as planned. To cope, one escapes through happy memories of their past.

“Even as time goes by, still / At that place which takes hold of me / Under an orange sun / We dance with no shadows / There is no such thing as decided goodbyes / Meet me in that memory that was once beautiful / Forever young,” IU sings.

“Island, yeah here is an island, a small one that we each other made / Yeah, um, forever young, the word ‘forever’ is a sandcastle,” Suga sings.

Suga of BTS is credited as a producer on IU’s song

On IU’s “eight,” Suga is not only a featured artist, he is credited as a producer of the song. The BTS rapper is also credited as a composer, arranger, and synthesizer of “eight,” and for the song’s lyrics and piano. Because of this, BTS fans are proud of Suga for his dedication and versatility as an artist.

“the way yoongi is one of the most versatile artists?? every song he produced sounds different from each other but you KNOW its prod. SUGA like he is SO insane, really the producer of the year and once again he made the collab of the year. prod. SUGA never disappoints,” one fan tweeted.

“THE VERSATILITY YOONGI GAVE AS A SINGER RAPPER SONGWRITER PRODUCER FROM HIS COLLAB IN SONG REQUEST, SUGA’S INTERLUDE, EIGHT & HIS RECENT SOLOS FROM BTS ALBUM, SEESAW & INTERLUDE: SHADOW. I CANT IMAGINE WHAT HIS NEXT MIXTAPE WOULD SOUND LIKE HES JUST SO AMAZING @BTS_twt,” tweeted a fan.

“IF YOU BELIEVE THAT MIN YOONGI IS THE BEST PRODUCER SAY ‘SUGA’ #IUxSUGA,” wrote a Twitter user.

Fans love the song’s lyrics

Given its early chart performance, it’s clear IU and Suga’s “eight” is a hit. On social media, fans of the two artists expressed their love for the lyrics.

“EIGHT WAS SO GOOD? THE WAY JIEUN’S AND YOONGI’S VOICES BLENDED TOGETHER??? Paradise. The visuals? Amazing. The lyrics? Heartbreaking. This was such a smart move for a collab #IUxSUGA,” a fan tweeted.

“eight is one of those songs that makes u wanna dance around barefoot in ur bedroom but also make u cry when u read the lyrics,” wrote a Twitter user.

“i mean, this song is a masterpiece, the best producer with the best soloist? collab of the decade, song of the year. iu and suga’s chart domination, i said what i said. #IUxSuga #IUxSugaCollab #EightOutNow,” a fan wrote on Twitter.

“THE LYRICS ARE SO GOOD AND YOONGI’S RAP IS GOLD; EIGHT IS SUCH A MASTERPIECE #IUxSUGA,” tweeted a fan.

“Eight 에잇 by IU (Prod. & Feat. SUGA of @BTS_twt) It sounds uplifting but carries such a sad meaning. The lyrics really deliver both of their lives as superstars, how they try to turn the memories into something warm but not real. #EightOutNow#IUxSUGA,” one fan tweeted.