IU has a beautiful, soothing voice with matching songs that I can listen to endlessly when I need a pick-me-up or just a fun song to distract me from my studies. IU's Real extended play, released in December 2010, is equally beautifully packaged, containing her nature photo shoot for the album.
This album is more like a hardcover book, as it contains a photo and lyric book, along with intricate flaps that shield the actual CD. The photo book reveals IU looking more mature and sophisticated than she has in the past. Her bangs have been outgrown and her hair is wavy, creating a more adult hairstyle. IU's elegantly (not trashy) smokey eyes and fake eyelashes offer a flirty, charming side to her overall sophisticated demeanor.
The left flap exposes two vertical flaps that protect the actual CD. This left half of the book is covered with IU in an open field. I should have lined up the CD with the background image; now it looks funky :(
Sadly I don't understand the lyrics of these songs or their meaning, but overall these songs sound more mature than her past songs, with sad, soft and slow tones. In all, check out this extended play if you're an IU fan! The layout of this extended play, the photo book, and the song, Good Day, are worth it.