February 22, 2024

South Korean singer IU recently unveiled the main poster for her upcoming song Love Wins, featuring BTS member V.

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On January 15, 2024, IU released the main poster for the pre-release single, titled Love Wins. While the poster of Love Wins generated excitement among K-Pop fans, it also ignited heated criticism due to the song’s title.

According to Allkpop, EDAM Entertainment, the agency of Lee Ji-eun, popularly known by her stage name IU shared a preview poster on their official social media account. The main poster saw both the K-Pop idols seated face to face.

Although the main poster looked stunning, the arose when LGBTQIA individuals raised concerns about the collaborative song’s title, Love Wins. Some, critics argue that using the phrase “Love Wins” which has been a slogan in pride parades may dilute its original meaning.

Fans of the Korean stars IU and Kim Tae-hyung have also voiced their concerns and are questioning the choice of the song title. Meanwhile, others found such criticism excessive as there are already many songs with the similar title and argued the phrase “Love Wins” itself represents the power of love winning over hate and prejudice.

Some fans also pointed out that the main poster seems similar to Kim Tae-hyung’s fellow bandmate Jeon Jung-kook’s hit song Seven which featured the popular South Korean actress Han So-hee.

On Wednesday, January 17, 2024, IU also teased the Love Wins track’s intro lyrics on X, formerly Twitter.

Love Wins is scheduled for release on January 24, 2024. This release marks the singer’s return to the music scene almost two years after she released Piece of Pieces in December 2021.

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