‘Cave Me In': Gallant, Eric Nam and EPIK HIGH’s Tablo Make Global Magic
Three talented acts. One track.
"Cave Me In," out today (Jan. 26) following a premiere on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 radio show, is a smooth R&B groove crafted between Grammy-nominated Ology D.C.-born singer-songwriter Gallant, EPIK HIGH K-hip-hop troupe frontman Tablo and international sensation, Eric Nam.
The song's a global affair, but in spite of all the musical cooks in the kitchen, the melodic, laid-back track produced by Lophiile sails through the speakers seamlessly.
"When we all met for the first time, our energy just clicked -- and that synergy manifested itself into this record," Gallant says of the collaboration in a press release.
"Love has either got you over heels, or overdosed / It's got you off your feet, or on your toes," Tablo raps.
"Feelin' blessed to be a part of this beautiful song. With my verse, I wanted to talk about the inherent double-bladed nature of love. As the title of the song implies, love is often simultaneously gentle and violent. Hope it hits close to home for ya," he says.
The neon-lit, Hong Kong-based visual finds the trio crooning their tune amid colorful street lights on the city streets.
"'Cave Me In’ has a bit of a throwback 90's RnB vibe but remains trendy and easy to listen to. Had a good time working with some great friends on a song that touches on the complicated nature of love. Hope everyone enjoys it as much as we enjoyed putting this together," adds Eric Nam.
Like CL hopping on tracks with Diplo, this is yet another moment of musical crossover, further blurring the lines between Western and Eastern pop. And as the popularity of Korean music increases stateside and continues rising up the Billboard charts, we'll no doubt only be seeing more global collaborations like this lining up soon.
Check out "Cave Me In" up top.
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