The New Jersey native returned to the K-pop scene with a new gospel-inspired pop single “Don’t Touch Me.” While “Singing Got Better” saw the 25-year-old using pain from a relationship to better herself, Ailee isn’t even allowing herself to get potentially hurt here. Throughout the track the singer recognizes a deadbeat’s downfalls and dark habits, telling him to save the excuses and leave before she can let her emotions get the better of her.
Ailee’s past singles are always a top-notch vocal performance (“U&I,” “I Will Show You”) and “Don’t Touch Me” is another spot-on match for her pipes. The gospel-pop sound is reminiscent to recent Ryan Tedder productions like OneRepublic‘s “Love Runs Out” and Ella Henderson‘s “Ghost,” but this track has an additional bluesy, doo-wop element on the hook.
Rocking nearly a dozen different looks, Ailee also looks more confident than ever wowing in everything from a cut-out mini-dresses to an unexpectedly flattering lavender wig. Throughout it all, the K-pop star poses, twirls and shimmies as the woman in charge of the video, fitting nicely with the bold single.
“Don’t Touch Me” is the lead single off Ailee’s new EP Magazine. In tune with the track and video’s confident theme, the EP’s artwork shows Ailee experimenting with a slew of different looks from a toy-clown look to a pixie haircut along with the lavender wig from the video and two-toned lipstick for the cover shot (below).
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