South Korean alt-R&B darling Heize served up her new EP Wish & Wind, along with two new music videos yesterday.
A six-track album, the 26-year-old’s latest, was led by two tracks, “Jenga” (with rapper Gaeko) and “Didn’t Know Me.” The pair of expressive songs effuse sentimentality through Heize’s cool yet emotive vocals, with “Jenga” heavily incorporating jazz instrumentals with groovy R&B. Meanwhile, the mellow soft pop ballad “Didn’t Know Me” features a simple guitar-and-snapping melody to showcase its reflective nature.
The music video for “Jenga” depicts Heize as the retro jazz-pop princess she is, tiara and all. The clip emphasizes her serene beauty with captivating visuals of the moon and '30s-inspired settings, as she sings about not wanting to play the titular game of romance any longer. The video shows a person dressed in a bear costume as the object of her affections, revisiting the imagery that we previously saw in last year’s “Don’t Know You.”