IVE transform into angels and devils in ethereal ‘Accendio’ music video

K-pop girl group IVE have unveiled the visual for their single ‘Accendio’.

On May 16 at midnight KST, the six-member act released a music video for ‘Accendio’, the second of two title tracks from their new mini-album ‘IVE Switch’.

In the clip, the IVE members investigate a strange heart-shaped wand they find at a vacation house. Soon, the girls receive a mysterious message urging them to protect it until midnight to gain special powers. As they transform into angels, dark versions of themselves appear outside the house, and they begin a battle for possession of the magic wand.

Watch me, don’t touch me / Love me, don’t hurt me / Watch me, don’t touch me / Cast a spell, Accendio,” they chant in the chorus.


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‘IVE Switch’ dropped on April 29 alongside a music video for its first title track ‘HEYA’. The release marked the group’s second mini-album, following October 2023’s ‘IVE Mine’. In addition to its two lead single, the new record includes tracks like ‘Blue Heart’, which was penned by member Jang Wonyoung, ‘Ice Queen’, ‘Wow’ and ‘Reset’.

“In the case of the two lead tracks, the impactful ‘Heya’ is in a powerful hip-hop genre with lyrics that depict a fable, while ‘Accendio’ has a mysterious charm that casts a spell [on its listeners],” said Jang at a press conference for the release, per KoreaJoongAngDaily.


Meanwhile, member Liz added: “Much like how the mood changes as a light switch goes on and off, we will stage two contrasting performances with the double lead tracks.”

Earlier today, Forbes released its annual 30 under 30 list, naming IVE in the sports and entertainment portion of the list. They are the only K-pop act to be included in this year’s list.

Elsewhere in K-pop, singer and rapper Zico said that he had “the chance to peek” at some of BLACKPINK member Jennie’s upcoming solo tracks while working on their recent collaborative single ‘Spot!’, sharing that there were “so many good [songs].”

“Everything about her is charming. From vocals and visuals to acting, as well as her sense of professionalism in bringing the song to fruition – it’s all these things combined,” he said of the singer.