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Imugi 이무기’s new track Be Here Soon is an effervescent synth-pop delight

Auckland-based duo Imugi 이무기 are quickly evolving from bedroom producers into rising stars. Time after time, they continue to deliver dreamy synth-pop tunes featuring silky vocals and buoyant dance beats.

Ahead of the release of their new EP, the duo have released their newest single Be Here Soon, a sparkling combination of smooth vocals, spoken word, and pulsating synth rhythms.

Be Here Soon, the latest single from Auckland-based electronic duo Imugi 이무기, is a silky smooth, R&B-infused blend of effervescent synth-pop beats, dreamy vocals, and spoken word.

Imugi 이무기 are a duo hailing from Auckland, made up of singer/song-writer Yery Cho and producer Carl Ruwhiu. After the release of their first single in 2014, they took their time to find their sound and released their next project in 2017, followed by their debut EP Vacasian which was released last year. Their luscious, R&B-infused dance-pop sound feels like a combination of GrimesToro y Moi and The Internet.

Earlier this year, they released the first taste from their upcoming EP, Greensmoke, and they haven’t wasted any time following it up with another reflective tune.

According to Yery Cho, the new single Be Here Soon is about “falling into misconceptions. Waiting around endlessly for promises made by your own expectations. It’s easier to dissociate than face the fact that no one really needs anyone but themselves. It’s an ode to leaving behind disappointing relationships and moving onto embrace the many forms of self-care that self-love can bring.”

The duo have also released an immersive candy-coloured 360 Virtual Reality video for the new single. The video features play dough-like cartoon avatars (think Pingu) of the pair journeying through a psychedelic world. If you don’t have a virtual reality headset, not to worry, the video is still equally as trippy and enjoyable to view on mobile or PC.

The music video, created by NZ-based art studio Worldpeace and animated by Nic Little, “is a 3D VR reimagining a trip into Imugi’s world. The colours and playful vibes bounce with the beat of the song as we provide this experience to all who could use a little trip into cyberspace.”

Imugi 이무기 are expected to drop their forthcoming EP sometime in the next month, and judging by the calibre of their latest releases, we’re in for a delightful treat.