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In the vibrant city of Los Angeles, ábi shines as a soulful and innovative artist, blending pop, R&B, and a touch of drama. With a rich Korean-American heritage, ábi's musical journey began early, influenced by the distinct and dynamic environment around her. This foundation set the stage for her unique ability to fuse various musical styles into an innovative sound.

ábi's passion for music led her to pursue dual degrees in Music Business and Vocal Performance at Berklee College of Music. Engrossed in the Boston creative scene, she discovered her style, honed her skills, and connected with collaborators who remain integral to her music today.

After Boston, ábi moved to Nashville, where she resided for the majority of the pandemic. This period allowed her to slow down and meticulously craft songs that authentically represent her identity. Engaging in Nashville's vibrant music scene, she reinvented her sound before relocating to Los Angeles to chase new ambitions.

The transition to LA marks an exhilarating chapter in ábi's career. Her experiences in Korea, Boston, and Nashville now converge in the cultural heart of the music industry. This move underscores her musical narrative, shaped by her diverse background.

ábi's style, influenced by artists like Syd, H.E.R., Emily King, and Lianne La Havas, is characterized by raw, personal lyrics that reflect her mixed-heritage AAPI identity. While she currently focuses on the US market, she remains committed to her multicultural roots, regularly performing in Korea and planning more frequent shows in LA.

Photographer: Tatiana Marquez

Ethnicity: Korean-American
Location: Los Angeles (CA), USA

Instagram: @abigailkim_

GET TO KNOW - completed June 2024
3 words to describe you:
edgy, spicy, sweet

3 words to describe your music:
playful, personal, thought-provoking

Describe the moment you knew that you wanted to pursue music:
through participation as a semi-finalist on South Korea's SBS K-POP STAR Season 3

How does your heritage impact your art?
my experiences as a third-cultured-kid have shaped my unique narrative and perspective toward navigating a blended culture and lifestyle, directly impacting the reflections based in duality in my songwritting

What moment are you most proud of in your music journey so far?
collaborating with producers based in South Korea, implementing more of my duality in my songwritting by utilizing lyrics in Korean for an additional layer of perspective

Your next music/career goal:
playing a festival in the US!

If you could collaborate with anyone, who and why?
collaborating with / opening for Syd ! I love their musical style and the intentionality in their music production and vocal delivery

Top 3 go to songs/artists:
Over - Syd
Going - H.E.R.
Gone - Lianne La Havas

Words you live by:
c'est la vie

Anything else you'd like to share:
I have a new release coming out July 7! <3