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Heize + Marc Allante Close-Up

Talking musical inspiration and collaboration.

Heize in her studio Heize in her studio

When K-pop princess Heize and acclaimed artist Marc Allante came together to co-produce the chart-topping music video Jenga, neither knew what to expect. Battling distance and different creative styles, the two came together with the Notebook 9 Pen.

Heize: The K-pop superstar

Singer/songwriter Heize gained international fame by weaving stories with cool yet emotive vocals and R&B melodies. The South Korean singer frequently travels around the world touring, so she uses her Notebook 9 Pen as her ultimate creative tool.

“The idea for music doesn’t come just because I sit down to write. It comes suddenly when I am doing other work, playing, or even sleeping.”


Marc Allante: The renowned illustrator

Artist Marc Allante is famous for his unique style and global context. Blending Western painting techniques with traditional Eastern inks, Marc uses his art as a reflection of his own Chinese-French ancestry and an increasingly globalized world.

Heize – Jenga (feat. Gaeko) Heize – Jenga (feat. Gaeko)

The birth of Jenga

Together, they created the chart-topping new single “Jenga.” Inspired by their collaboration, the song digs deep into the ideas of freedom and expression as they both explore the world from a fresh perspective. To commemorate the hit, Marc created accompanying artwork featuring vivid colors and fine details.

“It was a quick transition for me to go from traditional to digital sketching and painting.”


The key to collaboration

With the Notebook 9 Pen, you can collaborate across different styles and locations.

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