IU and Suga’s much-anticipated collaboration has arrived!

The BTS ARMY had been anticipating this new collaboration between IU and Suga for weeks and finally, on May 6 at 6 p.m. KST, the single was released online followed by the official MV.

IU and Suga both participated in the composition and lyrics for “eight,” a pop rock track that meshes old school vibes with a trendy sound. The lyrics express a story of being 28-years-old, fitting for IU and Suga who are both 28 (in Korean age).

The upbeat rhythm is a juxtaposition with the accompanying lyrics that seem very sorrowful but they manage to blend together for a soulful heartfelt song.

Listen to the song below which is also available on iTunes having now hit #1 in various countries along with the U.S. and see the music video below.

English Translation
[Verse 1: IU]
So are you happy now?
Finally happy now, yeah?
Well, I’m exactly the same
I think I’ve lost everything
Everything comes as it pleases and leaves without a goodbye
Like this, I don’t want to love anything
Where the sun has set, as far as the sun sets
I travel in those memories

[Chorus: IU]
Under an orange sun
We dance with no shadows
There is no such thing as decided farewells
Meet me in that memory that was once beautiful
Forever young

[Post-Chorus: IU]
Oh oh oh, oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh, oh oh oh oh
Forever we young
Oh oh oh, oh oh oh oh
If it is this kind of nightmare, I won’t ever wake up

[Verse 2: SUGA]
(SUGA)
Island, yeah, here is an island
A small one that we made with each other
Yeah, um, forever young, the word “forever” is a sandcastle
A farewell is like a disaster cast
A morning greeted along with yearning
Let us both pass this eternity
Surely meet once more on this island

[Verse 3: IU]
Like what someone said as they were consoling me, passing
It isn’t that easy to forget a memory merely big as a handspan
Even as time goes by, still
At that place which takes hold of me

[Chorus: IU]
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

[Bridge: IU]
We lie down atop of each other
Share stories that aren’t of sorrow
There is no such thing as gloomy endings
I will forever meet you in this memory
Forever young

[Post-Chorus: IU]
Oh oh oh, oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh, oh oh oh oh
Forever we young
Oh oh oh, oh oh oh oh
If it is this kind of nightmare, I won’t ever wake up