Combining memorable, yet confessional storytelling within the elements of indie-pop, r&b, and folk, Hunjiya (hun-jee-yah) is the musical alias of artist, Alice Kim. Using her warm yet powerful vocals alongside her guitar-based songs, the 20 year old has been a DIY artist independently creating, producing, and releasing her own music. Her self-produced, self-written debut EP, Lineage, derives from the heart-warming stories of her grandparents' lives. Combining both Korean and English lyrics, each song is written from the perspective of her grandparents and how they fell in love with one another.
"With a spellbinding voice and a keen ear for the poetry in every melodic line, she’s captured a stunning reflection on music and the histories that make it." - Half Mystic
"Even next to the lyrics, Hunjiya’s vocals are incredible. They’re deep and warm, flowing with the guitar, but also able to reach higher keys without a problem. When she lets loose in the last third of “Lee,” you can hear how powerful her voice can be when she wants. - Korean Indie
Born in Seoul, South Korea and raised in a small town in upstate New York, the songstress got her start in the arts by learning from her visual artist mother. After picking up a few instruments from a young age, Hunjiya found her knack in guitar and producing while entering into high school. Initially teaching herself these skill sets, she eventually went on to study music in university.
True to herself and in tune with her surroundings, she crafts her music through a genuine and innovative light. This is just the beginning for Hunjiya, as she continues to journey through her career, hone her craft, and learn more about herself.