If you’ve been sleeping on 박혜진 Park Hye Jin, now’s the perfect time to wake up. The unpredictable artist from South Korea has kept her sound fresh by constantly delivering curveballs on her new album Before I Die. This is the first complete body of work from Park, and she’s come out the gates strong.
Our favorite part of listening to Before I Die, and the appeal of 박혜진 Park Hye Jin’s sound in general, is that you never know what you’re going to get. Whatever she delivers though, is quality. She can go from minimal trap bangers powered by bending 808s to intense techno that would befit any late-night moment in a grungy warehouse.
Her one-of-a-kind, droney vocals can sound like a hypnotizing mantra, but then—on a dime—switch to a rap verse (often in Korean) with a haunting cadence. This is one that you want to play over again as soon as you finish.
You can stream 박혜진 Park Hye Jin’s debut album below. Enjoy!