IU talk about entering her 30s in interview at the photoshoot of Marie Claire Korea.

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IU was born in 1993, which means she has turned 30 by Korean reckoning in 2022.

Asked if she felt her age, she said, “Musically, yes. I think that from a musical perspective, it’s a good concept to feel different things as your age changes.

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‘LILAC’ was my farewell to my 20s and a commemoration of me being 29, and ‘Twenty-three,’ ‘Palette,’ and ‘eight’ were also about my age as well.”

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Asked if anything had changed upon turning 30, she said, “I was watching an end-of-year awards show at home on New Year’s Eve.

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I wasn’t thinking of anything in particular, but when they started the countdown, I suddenly felt excitement blossoming in my chest.

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Asked if that feeling had inspired her to make a goal, she said, “There’s something I’ve been dreaming of in the abstract since my 20s.

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I want to open a small studio or concert space where people can perform or work.

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Rather than a private studio workspace, I want to make a space where you can show your work to the public.

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It was just a dream, but now that I’m 30, I’ve resolved upon it and I’m in the process of making it concrete.”

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Asked about her hopes and dreams for the next 10 years in her 30s, she said, “Through my mom’s influence, I work hard to donate to various causes.

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I’ve been thinking these days that while it’s important to support children and older people, the blind spot of welfare tends to be youth

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The interviewer asked, “Have you ever asked yourself, ‘How long will I be able to act and make music?'”

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IU replied, “I have. Last year, I realized that my ears won’t always be what they are, and thought, ‘What if I can’t make the sounds that I want to make?

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 I’m searching for methods now, but I’ve felt fear at the idea that I won’t always be able to work in the physical condition that I desire.