Multiple music industry insiders stated, "IU will make her comeback with the release her new album on October 7," with one rep commenting, "IU originally planned to make her comeback this September but was unable to due to her filming schedule for 'You're the Best Lee Soon Shin... She is busy preparing for her album release on October 7 and upcoming promotional activities."
Regarding this, a rep from IU's agency confirmed that they are indeed aiming for an early October release date, mentioning that it may happen even before the 7th if we're lucky: "With the album in the last half of its stage, IU plans to make a comeback next month on the 2nd, or at the latest, the 7th... She'll greet fans with a song of a mature vibe rather than one with a cute and bright feel."
This will mark IU's return to the K-pop scene in a year-and-a-half since the release of her previous mini album 'Spring of a Twenty Year Old'.
But prior to all this, she's scheduled to release her Japanese single 'Monday Afternoon' on September 11th. So check out the full PV for the track below as you await her upcoming releases!