A fun, genre-blending marvel that weaves soulful vocals, emotive storytelling, and hypnotic beats into an immersive and captivating musical journey.

INJI’s “DROP TOP” is a genre-blending marvel that seamlessly combines elements of R&B, hip-hop, and electronic music. The song’s alluring production, driven by hypnotic beats and dreamy synths, sets the stage for a melodic journey. Eddie Zuko’s soulful and emotive vocals add depth to the track, drawing listeners into a world of emotions and sensations.

Around six months ago, Inci embarked on a personal and audacious project—to release her own song on Spotify. Despite her previous songwriting experience, she lacked the know-how in music production. Fortunately, luck was on her side when her jazz band’s drummer and fellow Penn graduate, Alex Graf (C ’22), eagerly offered to join forces for this ambitious endeavor. Their songwriting journey began, and Alex became her unwavering rock, propelling her towards creative heights.

Inci’s EP includes two standout tracks, “GASLIGHT” and “MADELINE,” both boasting a clever and tongue-in-cheek narrative centered around exes and wild nights out. With lyrics designed to tickle the funny bone and inspire laughter, Inci aims to create a joyful experience for her listeners. Beyond the lightheartedness, her EP also holds themes of female empowerment, encapsulating the spirit of taking back control and embracing personal power.

Fun Fact

A “drop top” is a colloquial term used to refer to a convertible car, specifically one with a retractable roof that can be folded down or “dropped” to expose the interior of the vehicle to the open air. These convertible cars are designed to provide a unique and exhilarating driving experience, allowing passengers to enjoy the feeling of wind in their hair and an unobstructed view of the surroundings while driving. The term “drop top” is often associated with luxury and style, as convertibles are often considered symbols of glamour and leisure.

About the Artist

Inci Gurun (W ’23) had an unexpected brush with fame when a random demo of her original song “GASLIGHT” went viral on TikTok at 2 a.m. one spring morning. As a business analytics and finance junior with dreams of venturing into startup operations, she never envisioned a career in music until just four months ago.

Growing up in Istanbul, Turkey, Inci’s love for music began at an early age when she joined the Istanbul University State Conservatory at eight years old, where she participated in classical piano competitions across Europe. Despite not winning any of those competitions, her passion for music never wavered, and now her captivating talent is capturing hearts online.

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