Growing Up (IU album)

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Growing Up
Growing Up IU album cover.jpg
Studio album by IU
Released April 23, 2009
Recorded 2009
LOEN Studio, Seoul, East Korea
Booming Studio, Seoul, South Korea
Vitamin Studio, Seoul, South Korea
Knuckles Korea Studio, Seoul, South Korea
Genre K-pop
Length 56:21
Label LOEN Entertainment
Producer Choi Kab Won chong
IU chronology
Lost and Found
(2008)
Growing Up
(2009)
IU...IM
(2009)
Singles from Growing Up
  1. "Boo"
    Released: April 23, 2009
  2. "You Know (Rock Ver.)"
    Released: June 30, 2009

Growing Up is the first Korean-language studio album by South Korean singer-songwriter and actress IU. It was released on April 23, 2009, as a follow-up to her 2008 debut mini-album Lost and Found. Two of the album's 16 tracks, "Boo" and "You Know (있잖아) (Rock Ver.)", were released as singles.[1]

Background[edit]

Growing Up consists of 16 tracks. The album's title track "Boo" is composed by Han Sang-Won, who is best known for his melodies in songs "On days when I miss you" by Park Ji-Hun of V.O.S., and "Don't go, don't go, don't go" by Wanted. "Boo" is about a "charming friend of the opposite gender"; the lyrics tell the story of a haughty girl who does not care for the men around her. She falls in love with a boy to whom she had never given much thought. The follow-up song from the album, "You Know (Rock Ver.)", is the rock version of IU's song "You Know", which was more popular than the original version. The song portrays a young girl as she candidly expresses her feelings to the person with whom she is infatuated.

Music videos[edit]

On May 16, 2011, the music videos for "Boo" and "You Know (있잖아) (Rock ver.)" were released through Loen Entertainment's official YouTube channel.[2]

Track listing[edit]

Bold track title means it was a single of the album.

CD track list:[3]
No. Title Length
1. "Looking At You" (바라보기 Barabogi) 3:23
2. "Boo" 3:23
3. "Pitiful" (가여워 Gayeowo) 3:20
4. "A Dreamer" 4:15
5. "Every Sweet Day" 3:29
6. "Lost Child" (미아 Mia) 3:42
7. "Four Without Me" (나 말고 넷 Na Malgo Net) 3:10
8. "You Know (Feat. Mario)" (있잖 아 Itjana) 3:21
9. "Graduation Day" (졸업하는 날 Joreophaneun Nal) 3:44
10. "Feel So Good" 4:03
11. "Ugly Duckling" (미운 오리 Miun Ori) 3:28
12. "Face to Face (After Looking At You)" (마주보기 (바라보기 그 후) Majubogi (Barabogi Geu Hu)) 3:23
13. "Lost Child (Acoustic Ver.)" (미아 Mia) 3:47
14. "You Know (Rock Ver.)" (있잖 아 Itjana) 3:10
15. "Boo (Instrumental)" 3:23
16. "Pitiful (Instrumental)" (가여워 Gayeowo) 3:20
Total length: 56:21

Promotion[edit]

On April 23, 2009, IU began her first week of promotions through KBS's Music Bank. IU chose "Hey (있잖아) (Rock version)" as her follow-up single and performed it on various music programs after promotions for "Boo" had finished.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IU Back with Cutesy Image". April 20, 2009. Retrieved May 8, 2014. 
  2. ^ "IU unveils music video for "Boo"". LOEN Entertainment. 
  3. ^ (Korean) [1]

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