New manager Paul Farberman says 2020 will see the K-pop diva recording new music with "the top songwriters and producers."
For her gift this holiday season, Ailee decided to give listeners an emotional, comforting new ballad.
The K-pop star released her new song "Sweater" today, Dec. 13, which lets the diva unleash her powerful vocals for a heart-wrenching-yet-soothing ballad about remembering a loved one at the holidays. The piano-and-string track lets Ailee begin with a soft and tender delivery, before climaxing with full-out belts by the final chorus. The accompanying music video shows a slew of individuals coping after losing someone -- wives, fiancés, family members -- before a touching flashback to them back with their loved ones buying Christmas gifts.
"Sweater" is Ailee's first release under independent U.S. label Sun and Sky Records and marks her first new music since departing her first Korean label home YMC, which put out her Butterfly EP that entered the World Albums chart earlier this year. "This song is incredibly special to me with so many symbolic messages that all of us can relate to," Ailee said in a statement via press release. "I hope this song brings good memories to all who hear it, during the holiday season and beyond."