NYC-based artist, blogger, and performer. A lover of thrifting, collector of Spotify playlists, and enthusiast of cheap wine.
It’s been said that we change everyday. For South Korean songstress HUNJIYA, this sentiment reigns true in her self-proclaimed favorite single, OUTGROWN off of her new EP, KHAMAI. The track begins with warm glittery strings and distant sounds of people laughing and playing. Like the faint buzz from an old-style television while it plays a VHS tape, OUTGROWN immediately kicks that sense of nostalgia up a notch. What unfolds is the time-old story of a lesson so simple in name, but so difficult in practice: growing up. There are versions of ourselves scattered throughout our memories, and it’s possible to love those versions while leaving them where they belong; and that’s what HUNJIYA, with unwaveringly pure vocals, explores.
What makes HUNJIYA’s single so magnetic is her execution. OUTGROWN ignites a flurry of fuzzy feelings, but instantly snaps you back to reality. We are constantly discovering new facets of ourselves and claiming new identities, as is part of the human experience. For HUNJIYA, moving to Korea after school has allowed her to probe her own identity. With the release of this EP, she gets one step closer to uncovering the mystery of herself. She’s learned that the past is beautiful the way it was, but the time to move on will always come. We implore you to listen to OUTGROWN, as well as HUNJIYA’s entire EP if you’re ready to step into the future.