nijuu: 16 Quick Q’s for Your New Musical Crush!

Looking for a new musical crush? We got you covered! Meet the Korean indie dream pop artist nijuu!

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Your new favorite song or lifelong musical crush is always right around the corner, and it’s our job to keep bringing you amazing new tunes and artists with that very goal in mind. That’s why we got in touch with the one and only nijuu!

There’s something incredibly calming about “Totti”, the latest single to be taken from nijuu’s forthcoming EP nijuu in the forest. The track, that’s sung in both Korean and English, is a smooth piece of indie pop with dreamy chords and vocal harmonies floating in and out of each other. It leaves you wanting to press play again and again just so you can stay in that feeling of total escapism for just a few more minutes.

nijuu (whose real name is Yujin Jo) hails from South Korea but relocated to the UK where she found herself alone in the vibrant South East London. With the help of three band mates that she found at her new university, she recorded what ended up as her self-produced debut EP nijuu in the sea which featured sounds she picked up on her way around the British capital including waitresses, air-conditioners and crickets.

On September 14th her follow-up EP nijuu in the forest will be released through The State51 Conspiracy and it’s – in her own words – about growth and the journey to find a new place where she could learn more and be more independent.

We’re happy to have come across this bright new talent who’s taking us along a personal journey through music. We’ve asked her to finish 16 sentences for us so we can get to know a bit more about what inspires her in and surrounding the music.

Dive into her answers here and get ready for September 14th when nijuu in the forest will be unleashed!

Hi, I’m nijuu and I’ve been making music since… I was 13!

I started making music because… I was writing lyrics when I was 10 years old and started learning guitar when I was 13, so I started put them together!  

If I were to describe my music, I’d say it sounds kind of like… water.

I feel the most inspired when… I’m staying around the nature and when I listen to music and see good art! 

I’m really proud of… getting my driver’s license.

The first time I heard “sara smile” by the bird and the bee, I felt… I never knew this kind of music could exist… (listen here!)

I’ll never forget… the first time I sang in front of my uni friends at uni.

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I’m kind of an insecure person but I always try to be stronger and empowered. I hope you can watch me grow up through my music, and if anyone feels the same way as me, I’m your friend!


When I hear the word LOVE it makes me feel… happy to be alive.

I feel the most empowered when… People love my music.

My latest release is… my single “Totti” and it’s… like a page from a nijuu’s fairy tale book!  

When people listen to my music, I hope they… feel the same as I feel from music.

It’s important to empower women because… women can do everything!

My biggest role models are… Jesus, Care Bears, Friends, Parents. 

Looking back at this time of my life 10 years from now, I’ll remember it being… me wanting to be a singer-songwriter! 

If I met my 14-year-old self I’d tell her… Don’t hate yourself you are beautiful just the way you are.

I want you to know that… I’m kind of an insecure person but I always try to be stronger and empowered. I hope you can watch me grow up through my music, and if anyone feels the same way as me, I’m your friend!


Since you’re here, we assume you like music. So do we! And that is why we’ve created a playlist that is updated every Friday with the best new music we’ve come around during the week. Find it on Spotify here and check out our other music related content here to never miss a beat.

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