SEOUL (AP) — Standard South Korean hip-hop trio Epik Excessive was engaged on a tune known as “Finish of the World” earlier than the pandemic hit final yr. Now, the band’s frontman Tablo says, “I want that this tune shouldn’t be related.”
His group had 2020 all deliberate out, from a Coachella efficiency to a world tour. Then early final yr, Tablo mentioned he and bandmates Mithra Jin and DJ Tukutz noticed their plans “fully turning into mud.”
With the world sharing their emotions of “worry, confusion and trepidation,” the group stayed dwelling to doc the second in songs, crafting a brand new double album known as “Epik Excessive Is Right here.”
The just-released first half is a set of 10 songs that includes a various roster of artists together with Ok-pop heavyweight CL, rising rapper Woo and Kim Sawol, the South Korean people and rock singer-songwriter.
Tablo mentioned one in every of his favourite songs within the album is “Rosario,” one in every of two lead tracks, which displays duality in his inside world – and maybe this second within the pandemic. “I’ve some demons that I can’t shake off,” he mentioned. “However on the similar time, I’m very optimistic.”
He mentioned the trio had given numerous thought to the move of the album, balancing it with a mixture of “darkish and really hard-hitting” songs and people who give “a second to breathe.” The ups and downs mirror the band’s profession.