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The Hidden Shelf


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    Begin Again
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    Timid Admirer
  4. 4.
    Golden Hours
  5. 5.
    Too Bad It Was All a Dream
The Hidden Shelf is a solo project of Greater Philadelphia Area-based singer/songwriter Minji Kong.
With a background in piano since of young age, she taught herself guitar when she was 14 as she naturally resorted to music as a medium of comfort. After years of self-experimentation with songwriting, she began sharing some of her original songs online in 2017 under her own name.
Minji gradually found herself a surprise audience as she did not share her music with most of her close friends. Hoping to maintain the natural secrecy in her work, she resorted to adopting the moniker, The Hidden Shelf, as an alternate musical outlet. She still chooses to not voluntarily tell her connections about her music, but if they do manage to find them, she hopes “for the experience to feel like they’ve found, at the least, an okay book or an artwork or what have you from a ‘hidden shelf’ in a corner.”
After self-releasing an EP titled “Cut It Short a Year Ago” in early 2018, Minji released her debut album, Zone Out, in September of 2018.


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