Yaeji shares new single For Granted

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For Granted is the first single from Yaeji’s debut album, With A Hammer.

Yaeji has shared the first single from her debut album With A Hammer, which arrives on XL Recordings on 7 April and follows on from her 2020 mixtape WHAT WE DREW 우리가 그려왔던. For Granted is accompanied by a video starring and directed by Yaeji herself.

The debut came together across various cities, including New York, London and Seoul, pushing the boundaries of Yaeji’s dance-inflected tracks. According to a statement, it sees her “contending with a lifetime’s worth of both societal and self-imposed repression”.

The new album features collaborations from Loraine James, Nourished By Time, K Wata, Enayet and SLINK NYC – and the album “follows Yaeji’s journey as she wades through the murkiness of sorrow and doubt and releases the frenzy of anger, with the help of a metaphorical hammer which she wields to smash the rigid rules, expectations, and barriers that have prevented her from speaking her fullest truth”, according to a press release.

You can listen to For Granted and watch the video in the player below.