Yaeji Debuts “easy breezy” video

Yaeji Debuts "easy breezy" video
Yaeji photo by Guarionex Rodriguez

Yaeji returns with a brand new single and music video for “easy breezy.” The track follows the release of her debut album With A Hammer earlier this year, out now via XL Recordings (Casisdead). This week also sees Yaeji embark on the European leg of her ‘With A Hammer’ tour, including headlining the Pitchfork London festival this Saturday at the Roundhouse.

The accompanying video is as lighthearted and carefree as the song itself, seeing Yaeji speed around NYC on her scooter with her dog Jiji, dodging banana skins and other
obstacles in a Mario Kart-style race. Once again Yaeji has taken the directors seat for this video, following suit from her recent videos for “For Granted” and “Done (Let’s Get It)”.

After writing a deeply cathartic and personal record, Yaeji fell back in love with her craft again, so when it came to writing the new single it just flew out of her. “easy breezy” sees Yaeji draw inspiration from a lot of the Japanese and Korean music she grew up listening to (and still does), which itself is heavily influenced by UKG, House and Brazilian music; Yaeji combines a Bossa nova style guitar sample with her unique beats and vocals with aplomb.

Speaking about the new single Yaeji explains:

““easy breezy” feels like a sequel that weaves a thread through my past releases
(and my past selves).

“Learning to let go” – something i learned from “For Granted”

“진정한 변화는 (true change) it’s not so easy, it’s not so breezy” – from “Submerge

“한장 한장 기록으로 채운 나의 20대의 일기장을 펼쳐서 (I opened up my diary filled
with memories of my 20s)” – from “I’ll Remember for you, I’ll Remember For Me”

“시간이란게 점점더 빨라지며 (time keeps moving faster and faster)” – from “29”
“isn’t it so crazy how we pass down what we didn’t want to” – from “Done (Let’s Get

Sonically, the song connects a thread between me now and me back in middle school —when I discovered bossa nova, drum and bass, and house through Korean
and Japanese pop electronica. “easy breezy” is a thread, a tribute, a recollection of memories, and an encouraging push for us to bring forth change with courage and
laughter. we hold the power in our hands, and we should never doubt that. change is now.”

Yaeji 2023 Tour Dates

Nov 07, 2023 Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg
Nov 08, 2023 Berlin, DE @ Astra
Nov 09, 2023 Copenhagen, DK @ Pumpehuset
Nov 11, 2023 London, UK for Pitchfork Festival @ Roundhouse
Nov 13, 2023 Brussels, BE @ Ancienne Belgique
Nov 14, 2023 Paris, FR @ Elysée Montmartre
Nov 15, 2023 Prague, CZ @ Roxy
Nov 17, Santiago de Compostela, ES @ Sala Capitol
Nov 18, 2023 Barcelona, ES @ Nitsa

order “easy breezy” by Yaeji HERE


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