FAKY go online this July…
This year’s Hyper Japan will be an online affair, a not-unsurprising result of the ongoing Covid crisis that’s impacted many events recently. Despite the fact that we won’t have the ability to enjoy the event live, Hyper Japan seem determined to make their virtual event a spectacle regardless.
This includes the news that none other than FAKY will be guests of Hyper Japan’s music output this summer. The 5-piece Avex outfit have been carving out an effective career through the world of J-pop since their formation in 2013. FAKY’s music offers up an edgier, more raw approach than you might expect from your common-or-garden Japanese pop outfit. Songs like 2016’s attitude-laden ‘Candy’ and 2017’s stylish ‘Surrender’ demonstrated that the girl group had some significant pop chops.
In 2019, FAKY performed at one of the largest summer festivals in Japan, a-nation, with a total audience of more than 6.1 million, alongside artists such as BLACKPINK and Red Velvet. The outfit have also a performed globally at events in Brazil, Canada and Spain. The group members have also collaborated with other artists on occasion, including FEMM (particularly on the excellent 2016 outing ‘No Boyfriend No Problem’) as well as the likes of CRAZYBOY, Yamoto and BACK-ON.
Earlier this year, FAKY offered up ‘The Light’, a smoothly executed piece of lounge pop, while ’99’ (see J-Pop Go review previously) saw FAKY deliver slick melodies and a driving bass alongside some nicely arranged vocal harmonics.
Meanwhile, their latest release, ‘Take my hand’ is a lush, airy affair demonstrating the broad range that FAKY can accomodate.
FAKY will be connecting with the HYPER JAPAN audience on July 10th from 10:00 in a ticketed event streaming via Zoom. Tickets give fans access to a Q&A session with FAKY, an opportunity to gather together and watch two unreleased videos from the ongoing FAKY ONLINE LIVE event with aRoom, and also a chance to grab some signed goods.
Event Title: HYPER Show! With FAKY
Event Date: from 10:00 (BST) on 10th July, 2021
Event venue: ZOOM
Ticket Price: ￡10
Purchase ticket: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/faky-tickets-160039427235
Hyper Japan Online 2021 will consist of a month of online events from the 9th of July to the 8th of August.
The event will be showcasing the best of pop culture, video games, cosplay, martial arts, as well as anime and film viewing events, food and drink cooking and tasting parties, live shows from Japanese artists, virtual travel tours, as well as their ongoing online Japanese culture workshops.
‘Take my hand’ is out now: https://avex.lnk.to/Takemyhand