ALBUM REVIEW: 박혜진 Park Hye Jin – Before I Die | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 10.09.21







Having made an impression with her debut EP on the Ninja Tune label in 2020, 박혜진 Park Hye Jin returns on the very same label with her debut album. The record was entirely written, produced and performed by the multi-talented young artist. It’s an impressive effort, and the sort of dreamy soundscape which transcends the club environment.

The album’s vocals are an interesting blend of English and her native South Korean; seamlessly floating between the two. The tracks are brief, with only one breaking the four-minute mark, but it never feels jarring. However the album does lose momentum in certain parts, as on Can I Get Your Number, which may have benefited from an infusion of her signature house sound.


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