High-energy J-pop quartet FAKY have been kicking around since 2013, but it took them a few years to figure out just who they were as a unit. They’ve gelled and found an electro-tinged pop sound that works for them, and they are set to release their debut mini-album Unwrapped on June 14. Ahead of this big moment for the four-piece, they’ve shared the song “Someday We’ll Know.”
While the bulk of FAKY’s recent music has been on the more aggressive side of the sonic spectrum - they’ve taken cues from thumping EDM and America’s DJ Mustard equally - “Someday We’ll Know” plays out slightly softer and with more reflection built in. Which isn’t to say it doesn’t go, because it certainly does when the chorus hits and a heavy drum slaps across everything.
Yet what comes before is just as important. The verses feature the slightest of beats and keyboard drip-drops, a sparse backdrop for the four members of FAKY to sing over. It’s just the right sound for a song that, at least for parts of it, finds them wrestling with pain and love and all the questions that come along with such emotions. And it makes the chorus shine all the more. They don’t have answers - who does - but when the drums crash in, they find a guiding principle and tilt their heads up.
The video (above) offers a good visual reflection of “Someday We’ll Know,” starting with the four members wandering around the streets of Tokyo and pensively staring off into the distance. But when the hook arrives, things get bright and they come together, and show off some solid dance moves. It all builds to a colourful conclusion.
Best of all, fans don’t have to wait too long to hear even more from FAKY.
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