Yaeji and OHHYUK – best known as the leader of Seoul-based group HYUKOH – have teamed up for two new songs, ‘Year to Year’ and ’29’. Check them out via the accompanying visuals below.
“When I was feeling a bit stuck and stagnant with music, Hyuk helped me find the joys of creating again, and this was my first time collaborating with someone so closely on music,” Yaeji said in a statement. “We spent many days together in the studio in Seoul, sometimes not even making music but just chatting about how we grew up and sharing meals together, and our musical collaboration blossomed as our friendship grew.”
OHHYUK added: “Yaeji and I first started to jam when Yaeji visited Seoul last summer. At that time, I was experiencing a kind of “musician’s block” and the jams with Yaeji acted as a catalyst for me and brought back the joy of working on music again. Through the jams we made many tracks, Yaeji soon began to plan the framework for “Year to Year” and I did the same for “29.” For the videos, we worked with Directors DQM and Nam Eunuk, who are both close friends of ours. It was the love and support of many friends that made the music videos come to life. I would like to send my undivided appreciation to them.”
Since releasing her debut full-length mixtape What We Drew 우리가 그려왔던 last year, Yaeji has released the tracks ‘When in Summer, I Forget About the Winter’ and ‘PAC-TIVE’.