6:43 pm - 12/15/2018

iu performs and dedicates "gloomy clock" in jonghyun's memory



at the singaporean stop of her ongoing dlwlrma tour, iu altered her usual setlist to include a performance of "a gloomy clock" in dedication of jonghyun. "a gloomy clock", which was included on her modern times album, is a duet with jonghyun that he both composed and wrote the lyrics to. jonghyun had originally written the song for himself, but after sending a demo to iu for her opinion, she got back him the day that followed and asked if she could buy the song from him for herself. jonghyun and iu became close friends after they were both brought into the fixed debut cast of immortal song 2 in 2011. during the performance, iu changed her usually purple microphone to a pearl aqua one, and changed a part of the lyrics to say "종현이 빛이나" (jonghyun shines). after the performance, the melody for jonghyun's "하루의 끝 (end of a day)" was also included in the piano solo section of "dear name" (which can be listened to here).

source(s): @cosmicsticks (1) / @ikonbuns (1) / @rainstormlit (1)

we're coming up on a year in less than two days. i thought this was a beautiful and apt tribute to jonghyun, and touching considering how close they were so i figured it'd be nice to share for those who haven't seen it. if any other tributes come up in the following days i'll share them as well. take care, everyone!
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raisinrum 16th-Dec-2018 06:30 am (UTC)
I'm tearing up ㅠㅅㅠ
I can't believe it's been almost a year since his passing.
psharp10 16th-Dec-2018 07:44 am (UTC)
this was really nice, even though i don't have it in me to listen to it yet
i've still not come to terms with it, i don't think i ever will tbh
can't believe it'll soon be a year oh god
bea_chan22 16th-Dec-2018 07:56 am (UTC)
Sometimes, it still does not sink in to me that he is gone. I know it's almost a year, but he and SHINee are so ingrained in my daily life that I see them frequently.

I am thankful for IU in giving a tribute for him. May she always have a good suppprt system with her.
audiograms 16th-Dec-2018 08:04 am (UTC)
So happy someone is remembering him. SM seems to want to erase his memory
volume1995 16th-Dec-2018 08:53 am (UTC)
we don’t deserve iu. such a sweet tribute too.
i hope you’re holding up okay op ;;
byeolbyeol 16th-Dec-2018 07:25 pm (UTC)
i'm doing as okay as i can be, but we're not on the actual date yet so who knows how i'll be tomorrow, lol. i hope you're holding up okay too. <3
impatiences 16th-Dec-2018 11:07 am (UTC)
Jonghyun's suicide forced me to stop making excuses for how awful K-pop is ("the management practices are inhumane but I want to support the artist" in particular), and now I absolutely hate the entire K-pop machine. I hoped his death would force some kind of change, but NOTHING HAPPENED. I'm so enraged whenever I think about it. I hope K-pop becomes irrelevant in 2019. #cancelKpop

IU is the only artist I check on. I feel so terrible for her. I'm glad the people who knew him won't let his memory get swept away.
illenxe 16th-Dec-2018 12:40 pm (UTC)
I hate this attitude of thinking because it completely diminishes how serious depression is as a disease. Jonghyun is probably one of the few artists who has almost full control over his music, has a lot of personal freedom as an established senior, absolutely loved his fans and willing resigned a contract with SM. "The kpop machine" is not to blame for his suicide. Did the pressures of being a celebrity contribute to it? Maybe, but he had long history of depression, and to blame kpop for his death rather than recognizing how deadly mental illness is only contributing to the problem.
kyulkyung 16th-Dec-2018 01:00 pm (UTC)
i haven't been able to listen to shinee or jonghyun's solo music since his passing but i've always loved this song as well as his friendship with iu. still can't believe he's gone.
ashdevilrun23 16th-Dec-2018 02:07 pm (UTC)
I won't have internet for the next week and a bit after tomorrow... and I know his anniversary is coming up :( I hope everyone here will be okay during this rough time.
I'm so grateful to iu for singing their songs and even earlier in the year when she received an award and talked about him. I like seeing how loved he was by the people around him, what an impact he had
Every time I hear replay lately I've been tearing up, his vocals are so strong 💙💙 miss him

goshipgurl 16th-Dec-2018 02:46 pm (UTC)
that was really nice of her.
just the other day i looked at my calender and thought to myself "oh, jonghyun's anniversary is in a few days..."
time really flew by. feels like it was just yesterday when i got off work and my friend told me the news.
sciencebottle 16th-Dec-2018 04:25 pm (UTC)
This was beautiful, I was pretty choked up. I thought about him so much over this past year.
purring_feline 16th-Dec-2018 04:31 pm (UTC)
This is such a sweet gesture, from the lyric changes to the colour of her mic. I can't imagine how heavy the hearts of his loved ones must feel as we approach the anniversary. I feel I've been in a daze, myself; some days it doesn't feel real.
I hope you're also taking care of yourself, op!!
sheisagentleman 16th-Dec-2018 05:58 pm (UTC)
gloomy clock has always made me cry but even since jonghyun’s passing, i can’t listen to it anymore because it becomes even sadder.

i hope iu and jonghyun’s friends and family are strong and comforted during this time of the year. i wish them the best.
lightframes 16th-Dec-2018 05:59 pm (UTC)
Thank you, IU!
accioanime 16th-Dec-2018 07:18 pm (UTC)
wow it's been a year. It just felt like yesterday when I logged into omona and heard the news here. I was so confused at first and didn't believe it till I read the comments.

This was such a sweet gesture, very well thought out.
sra_interesante 16th-Dec-2018 07:56 pm (UTC)
awww 💕 iu sang gloomy clocks again on her Bangkok stop


also instead of playing her usual 'Dear name' opening, she played 'End of the day'



idk she dont have more schedules until christmas eve, she was chilling and site-seeing during this tour but for some reason she didnt stayed for more than few hours on Bangkok and now she just rushed back to korea as soon as her concert ended...

rumor has it she wants to be in korea for jjong anniversary
byeolbyeol 16th-Dec-2018 09:19 pm (UTC)
that's understandable. i figure that his family is going to be doing a jesa so maybe she'll be attending it? depending on how many close friends of his they'd want there. shiny foundation is also doing their arts festival for him today. key also is still in korea despite him having a few fanmeets in japan later this week. i get it though, if they want to be closer to friends and family.
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