Artist Highlight: February 2022

Updated: Aug 1

WHOOPS, I DID IT AGAIN.

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I SQUEAKED IN RIGHT BEFORE THE END OF THE MONTH. But, I did it! And that’s what counts, right?! 👀


I’m really stoked to talk to y’all today about our February artist... (s). Group. My queens are here.


FAKY.

Now, we WILL have a starter pack for these ladies, (AND I PROMISE PROMISE PROMISE STARTER PACKS ARE COMING BACK. But I think after our really big announcement, it might make some sense why we’ve been a little extra busy. 👀) but what you really need to know is that they are a 5-member Japanese girl group. And they’re INCREDIBLE.


The group has gone through some line-up changes throughout their near decade of activity (with a brief hiatus), but let me reassure you that each reformation is wonderful regardless. ALSO, briefly, can we discuss the meaning of FAKY? Innocently, it combines “fantastic” and “Tokyo”, and I love that for them. Even more, it stands for Five Ass Kicking Youngsters and that just brings me to the highest levels of ascension.

For those who are maybe a bit scared to move out of the comfort zone of kpop, I promise it’ll be okay. I’ll hold your hand and walk with you because, frankly, FAKY is a great transition group into the more wide open and deeper waters of eastern music. They do a phenomenal job of making music that sounds familiar while infusing the culture and touch of Japan into it. Another artist that does this is Chanmina (of which I have a starter pack made up for her already here). To be fair, FAKY was designed with the motivation to bring smething fresh and new to the Japanese music industry with their group name AND to be marketable and desirable to an international audience, so. Y’know, they done did that.

I don’t know, maybe their label didn’t think so since their early activities were yanked suddenly and the group was forced to be, uh.. redesigned? BUT I LOVED EARLY FAKY, DAMMIT.

JUST LOOK AT THEM??? MY LIL CHICKADEES.


But y’know what. Everything happens for a reason. Fate or something, y’know? Because thanks to the revamps and the line-up changes, we get bops like THIS.

THE BESTIE VIBES. I love them so much, y’all. And their voices? The choreo is so simple, but SO charming. Everyone who knows me well knows I ADORE the subtle, small choreo. The chorus is so damn catchy, I DARE YOU TO NOT HAVE IT STUCK IN YOUR HEAD ALL DAY. I DARE YOU.

DO YOU KNOW HOW HAPPY I AM TO GET MORE DANCE PRACTICES IN MY LIFE? Am I a choreo ho? yes. Do I care about the judgement I will likely get? also no.


And aNTIDOTE IS THAT BITCH. I love her. I love this song. The hook, the tempo, the vocals, the choreo. She is exQUISITE. I'm so happy their music exists and that I can listen to it whenever I want. I need to start looking in to trying to snag their physical albums to add to my collection...

I really love FAKY. Their music is so much fun, it’s so accessible as a listener, rookie or veteran, and it’s a wonderful way to transition from Korean music to Japanese music. I know a good number of you who read this blog trust my opinions and trust my recommendations.

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PLEASE LISTEN TO ME NOW. WHEN I TELL YOU. THAT FAKY IS WORTH THE INVESTMENT.


SUPER looking forward to y’all’s reactions and comments for your first listens! Or if you’re already a fan, let me know! Let’s talk about it!


We really love to hear from you guys, your feedback is important to us so we can learn what we’re doing wrong, what we’re doing right, and where we can improve. Without y’all, none of what we do is possible.


Until next time,

Ash✨

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