Alt-R&B K-pop artist BIBI is undoubtedly just one to enjoy out for. After placing in 2nd on the singing competitors clearly show The Enthusiast in 2018, she shortly signed with Feel Ghood Tunes and made her debut with “BINU.” In just two years, the 23-yr-old singer-songwriter has turn out to be identified for seamlessly intertwining both equally English and Korean in her lyrics, although experimenting with catchy melodies and eccentric tunes videos.

On Sunday, Nov. 7, the Korean musician achieved yet another major milestone in her career, performing some of her common songs at 88rising’s 2021 Head In The Clouds festival, such as her newly-released one “The Weekend.” The singer dazzled on phase, opting for a matching periwinkle mesh established from Korean trend label Expired Female, together with knitted hair accessories braided into her hair and diamond jewellery parts. “I imagine in conditions of vibes, I want to look ‘fresh,’ but also I want to be attractive and demonstrate some skin, but nonetheless classy,” states BIBI.

When it arrives to getting an artist and even with her fashion taste, she suggests real self-expression is vital: “My entire stage name is nakedbibi, so even although I wear garments, I continue to feel bare. And for me, naked indicates becoming truthful even by means of my fashion. I want to convey myself, not conceal.”

BIBI spoke exclusively with NYLON about her functionality at Head In The Clouds, her new one “The Weekend,” and more, ahead.

Congratulations on your look at the Head In The Clouds pageant! Is this your to start with time checking out the U.S. as a whole, and is this your first competition efficiency here, as properly?

Sure, it is my first time in this article. I’ve normally dreamed about functioning in L.A., so this is pretty unbelievable and awesome to me. Due to the fact I’m in L.A., I’m thrilled to make buddies and dangle out a lot, and specifically go to Disneyland and Universal Studios. We’re here for a week which is not a long time, but we’re attempting to get it all in.

How did you prepare for your functionality?

I didn’t have considerably time, but a large amount of that time was put in getting ready through visualization and also picking out what music to carry out. I really don’t know the audience, and this is my to start with time in L.A. and my to start with competition and a huge a single at that. I think I could faint that day!

I’m likely to execute ‘The Weekend,’ and this is my 1st time executing a total tune in English so I’ve been making ready a whole lot these days. It feels like I located a new me in that song. I’m also likely to sing “Cigarette and Condom,” and I hope everyone sings along with me simply because it is an easy one to stick to.

What is your favourite line from “The Weekend”?

I actually like the initial two lines of the song since even though I’m not a indigenous English speaker, it feels like my language: Bаrbіе wаnnа раrtу lіkе аll nіght/ Аnd ѕhе lооkіng lіkе а zоmbіе іn hеr Off-Whіtе.

Do you have any pre-general performance rituals that you usually do?

I do a lot of respiratory exercise routines, and I make positive I eat at minimum 3 hrs prior to the exhibit mainly because I just can’t sing when I’m full. I really don’t know the specifics of respiration strategies per se, but it’s needed for the reason that I experience like I’m heading to die if I do not do it. [Laughs]

How would describe your type and how has that advanced given that your debut? What are some of your favored “go-to” pieces this season, and although you are in L.A.?

My total stage name is nakedbibi, so even however I have on garments, I even now really feel bare. And for me, naked usually means being sincere even by means of my vogue. I want to express myself, not disguise.

Not long ago, I’ve been donning a good deal of pieces from Bottega Veneta. I’ve also been carrying skirts, even however I was not a enthusiast of them at first, but now they’re so comfy to me.

This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity.