Yaeji Unveils Video for "Drink I'm Sippin On," Announces New EP
Seoul/New York-based producer Yaeji is one of 2017's true breakouts. Her voice is unmistakably her own - a hushed whisper sliding in and out of English and Korean, so present yet barely there at all. Yaeji's self-titled debut came out this past Spring to wide-eyed praise from Pitchfork, Fader, Boiler Room, Resident Advisor, and the New Yorker.
Today she announces EP2, the follow-up to her critically acclaimed debut, out November 3 on Godmode. The first single "Drink I'm Sippin On" is a bold step forward, with crisp modular synth programming influenced in equal parts by rap and techno, and a dizzyingly catchy vocal performance about "making up for what you can't see." The song's video is directed by frequent collaborator Anthony Sylvester, and was shot verite in the ambient lighting of New York's Chinatown.
To celebrate the release of EP2, Yaeji will be performing live in Seoul, Paris and Los Angeles in early November. Her hybrid CDJ performances at MoMA PS1, Boiler Room, and Hot Mass this year have been sweltering crowd-inclusive revelries, featuring Yaeji singing her own songs over the sounds and records that inspire her.