There are many words that I still don’t completely understand and I think I might make mistakes because of that, so I’m careful about controlling myself when I sing. In Korea, I can comfortably go overboard and express everything I feel, but in Japan, I restrain myself, whether it’s a live performance or when I’m recording.
— IU (in reply to the question “What’s different about singing in Japanese”)
(The concept this time) is very much different from that of Beautiful Dancer previously. I smile more and I’m more lively. The Beautiful Dancer PV had a slightly more gloomy feeling, but this time it’s a lot brighter. If Beautiful Dancer was in pastel tones, then this album (Monday Afternoon) is in full colour.