In April of this year, Yaeji released a stunning mixtape called WHAT WE DREW 우리가 그려왔던, which was noted by Time Magazine, Stereogum, Billboard, Gorilla vs Bear, New Yorker, Pitchfork and more as one of the best albums of 2020. Today Yaeji will officially release an exclusive bonus track, ‘When In Summer, I Forget About The Winter,’ originally featured on CD formats of WHAT WE DREW exclusively in Korea and Japan. Written and produced by Yaeji, the track is a lo-fi diary entry, a meditation on the changing of seasons and the ups and downs of life and love.
At the onset of WHAT WE DREW, Yaeji introduced a cast of animated companions (all illustrated by herself) including Woofa, who starred alongside Yaeji in the ‘WAKING UP DOWN’ music video. Today Yaeji will launch an interactive web-based game titled Woofa Joofa Juice Club on Yaeji.com/juiceclub. Players can choose between four playable characters, hang out at Joofa’s juice shop and order from a dozen flavours, then hit Club Yae and dance to tunes from WHAT WE DREW.
Since the release of WHAT WE DREW 우리가 그려왔던, Yaeji has continued to find meaningful ways to support her community. In August she debuted Yaeji In Place, a live DJ set and fundraiser with Boiler Room. Yaeji announced she will donate all profits of her yellow WHAT WE DREW 우리가 그려왔던 vinyl sales, purchased on Yaeji Mart and Bandcamp, to two organizations, Black Trans Femmes in the Arts (BTFA) and Black Art Futures Fund (BAFF), and with her NTS radio residency Kraeji w/Yaeji is sharing tracks that are available for purchase on BandCamp, including a Buy Music Club link alongside every episode here.
Purchase / Stream WHAT WE DREW 우리가 그려왔던 via https://yaeji.ffm.to/