Track: Umbrella | Artist: Epik High (feat. Younha) | Album: Pieces, Part One

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Sorry, Rihanna. Different Umbrella. (But yours is good, too!)

It’s been a drizzly and cold week here in New York, which puts me in the mood to share some appropriate music. Try playing this song through headphones while a steady drizzle falls around you; it’s deliciously melancholic. Bonus points if it’s dark outside and a taxi honks from behind you.

Epik High remains one of the most well-known hip-hop acts in Korea and abroad, even after more than a decade of activity. This particular piece (featuring Younha, a talented singer in her own right) is still one of my favorites, seven years after I first heard it.