Thursday, April 17, 2014

BUST Magazine Debuts Jihae's Stunning Video for "Illusion of You" + Live Date

Jihae to Perform Private Show on April 23
@ The Standard Village East

“’Illusion of You’ is a passionate, somber address that features Jihae’s polished, fierce vocals mourning the loss of a deceitful lover.” – BUST
Jihae is slinky and spacious and a little weird around the edges” – Pitchfork
A dark dream pop track with a sultry, Lana Del Rey-esque vocal” 
 American Songwriter
“Jihae feels more like something I dreamed up than an actual person...[with] her androgynous voice and deadpan delivery that cuts right through you.” – MTV Iggy

South Korean born, New York by way of Nigeria, Sweden, and UK, the multi-talented Jihae has been pouring her soul into on her upcoming release, Illusion of You (Fall, 2014). Now she has released a passionate music video for the album’s first single “Illusion of You,” on BUST, who raves: “mellow out and get lost in the dreamy, ethereal soundscapes of Jihae’s grayscale world.” (Click here to view and share)
The music video connects seamlessly to the track’s theme, playing with contradictions, illusions and a poetic internal battle between fantasy and reality. Jihae’s face, painted to resemble the yin and the yang, a struggle for power in between darkness and light, shifts and shimmers to trick the eye, creating an ethereal, dreamlike quality to the work. More than just a music video, “Illusion of You” is a work of art.

Jihae’s upcoming album includes a track co-written with Leonard Cohen and Dave Stewart (Eurythmics), the latter of whom described Jihae as "Like Bowie whispering secrets to the Velvet Underground.”  Jihae has opened for Sonic YouthLou Reed, and has also collaborated with Michel GondryMarco Brambilla, among many other stellar artists. She is also extremely active with charities and raising awareness for many causes, performing at events forWillie Mae Rock Camp, Acumen, the United NationsHillary Clinton's 2012 Hours Against Hate, and others.
Jihae was recently a featured guest at DJ Spooky’s video launch party at La Mema/Culturehub at the Seoul Institute of the Arts.

Don’t Miss Jihae on Weds, April 23
@ The Standard Village East.
To be on the guest list, RSVP to


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