IU gave this aspiring singer a surprise visit and shared some advice on how to make it in the music industry.
In a recent episode of Dingo Studio‘s You Did Well Today (working title), IU visited a special fan, Yu Rim, who dreams of becoming an artist just like IU.
To surprise Yu Rim, IU snuck into her studio room and quietly sat behind her, listening to her beautiful cover of Lianne La Havas‘ “Unstoppable”.
After realizing IU had been sitting behind her the whole time, Yu Rim broke into tears of happiness and expressed how honored she was to be talking with IU and singing in front of her.
Together, they discussed music and bonded over their similarities before IU shared her professional advice with Yu Rim.
When IU asked what Yu Rim found particularly difficult, Yu Rim said that she was starting to feel more and more discouraged from her dreams, especially because she felt others were much better singers than she was. IU then advised her to stay confident and to find her own unique style that she liked.
“There’s no real standard to determine whether you’re ‘good’ at something, especially because we can’t make everyone happy. So you have to find something you like, and meet people who like what you like. When I express my honest opinions, then people who like your opinions will find you, and I think that’s what makes you ‘good’ at something.”
Watch their full conversation below!