Epik High Confirms New Album: 'We've Done Something Wonderful'

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Epik High performs onstage during day 3 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Weekend 2 at the Empire Polo Club on April 24, 2016 in Indio, Calif.

Korean hip-hop group Epik High have officially announced that they will release their long-awaited ninth album next month.

On Wednesday (Sept. 27), the trio released a teaser image and short behind-the-scenes documentary clip promoting their upcoming album. With the promising tagline of “We’ve Done Something Wonderful,” the act’s first new music in three years will be released on Oct. 23.

While few details regarding the album have been confirmed, the short video showed the hard work that Epik High put into their upcoming release. It also revealed that popular Korean vocalist IU recorded in the studio with Epik High’s members.

 

Ahead of announcing the new album, Epik High teased its release by revealing that they’ll be holding a "We've Done Something Wonderful" comeback concert in Seoul on Nov. 4. The ninth album, which will come out about two weeks before the concert, coincides closely to the anniversary of Epik High's first album, Map of the Human Soul, which was released in October 2003. 

The new album was first suggested in January, when Epik High’s frontman Tablo confirmed that the group was working on new material. 

Epik High has seen major acclaim for their music over the years and are considered one of the most prominent hip-hop acts in the Korean industry today. Their latest album, Shoebox, came out in 2014 and landed the group atop of the World Albums chart for the first time. It was also named by Billboard the eighth best album from South Korea that year. Since then, the group has kept busy and last year became the first non-indie Korean act to play Coachella.