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박혜진 Park Hye Jin announces new EP 'How Can I'

The follow-up to her acclaimed debut will be out late June

  • Jemima Skala
  • 23 May 2020
박혜진 Park Hye Jin announces new EP 'How Can I'

박혜진 Park Hye Jin has announced that she will be releasing ‘How can I’, the follow-up EP to her acclaimed 2018 debut ‘IF U WANT IT’. ‘How can I’ will be released on June 26 via Ninja Tune.

To accompany the news, 박혜진 Park Hye Jin has also released single ‘Like this’, a haunting, gentle house track that lingers long after it’s ended.

The six-track EP was conceived and completed throughout 2019 as 박 Park toured the world for the first time. In it, she weaves in the range of styles and genres that she was exposed to and influenced by over the course of the year, including footwork and dark techno.

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Speaking on her decision to release the EP in the current cultural and political climate, 박 Park has commented, “who knows if I might die tomorrow, but at least if that happens, I’ll die really happy.”

Since making her debut, 박혜진 Park Hye Jin has played alongside Jamie xx, debuted at Panorama bar, and received widespread critical acclaim from across the music press. In 2019, she released a collaborative two-track EP with Baltra, ‘Ahead Of Time’.

Watch the video for ‘Like this’ below.

Jemima Skala is Mixmag’s Weekend Editor. Follow her on Twitter

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