How would you define your music?
I'd define it as a mesh of all the things that shouldn't go together. There's a lot of soul influence in my singing; I love Sade, Whitney, Badu, and Etta James—but I also love a lot of ignorant trap production. It's all very counterintuitive but I only ever notice this collision of worlds after the songs are made. So, I guess it's intuitive for me.
Your latest single is called Soufflé. what is the idea
behind the title?
The song's about knowing you're trash and being liberated by that realization. Sometimes you gotta do shit that's purely for your own sanity—live your life, man. Go bake a soufflé or talk to some birds or watch awful movies just for the hell of it. Those seemingly pointless and irrelevant activities got me through some times.
How did you start making music?
I always loved to sing and I always loved stringing words together. I did a lot of school shows, anthem singing, and competitions growing up. I naturally started writing songs in high school, worked with a ton of producers till I met my manager Anwar through Instagram. We started making music together and I put out 6 songs last year.
How does your origin, as a Korean-American woman influence your music?
I definitely think that it's instilled a sense of duality in my work. I grew up walking this tightrope between two different worlds—speaking Korean at home and English in school, watching Courage the Cowardly Dog then playing Korean hand games with my cousins who had just moved here. I've learned to seamlessly shift in and out of these worlds and that sharp balance reflects in everything I make.