J-Pop Group FAKY Records Theme Song for the Live Action Drama for Popular Manga Akuma to Love Song
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[June 16th - Tokyo, Japan]: FAKY has released their latest single “Take my hand” as the theme song for Akuma to Love Song (A Devil and Her Love Song), which is Hulu Japan's new live-action drama series based on the popular manga of the same name.
“I have been listening to FAKY's songs frequently for a few years. Especially, the song ‘Who We Are’ is a powerful song for me. When I prepared the live-action drama 'A Devil and Her Love Song,' I had already decided in my mind that I would offer FAKY for the theme song. That was because this drama's theme completely matches FAKY, who sings with 'the passion that never afraid of standing by oneself.' We had a chance to listen to ‘Take my hand’ at the first meeting and everyone from the director to the staff in that room felt like, 'This is it!' and agreed to use this song. The director loved this song and immediately shared it with the Camara staff and main clues. As a result, the visual of ‘A Devil and Her Love Song’ is very influenced by the mood of this song. We'd like you to enjoy the matching of the drama and the music.” - Tetsuya Ono, the Producer of Akuma to Love Song (A Devil and Her Love Song)
FAKY's latest single, “Take my hand,” is a cheerful song that gives you the courage to take a step forward and reflects the main heroine, played by Nana Asakawa, characteristics. The lyrics were written by FAKY's leader, Lil' Fang, who also wrote the group's previous single, “HappyEverAfter,” which has been released on April 26th.
“I have been a fan of the original comic of 'A Devil and Her Love Song.' I got an impression from each character who has strugglings but they eventually found their identities and the places where they belong. So I put the words ‘hold hands’ to cheer them up into the lyrics of ‘Take my hand’. We particularly focused on mastering the song adding the live strings to make it epic so that we could express the sense of the scall that its music has. Also, we recorded the verse part individually one sentence each as it goes like relaying the voice baton to express the concept of this song. I want you to check on that. ‘Take my hand’ is a sing-along friendly song for both boys and girls so that'll be great if you could sing together like the characters at Tozuka Minami High School students.”
- Lil' Fang, Leader of FAKY
Since the start of the year, FAKY have been making many headlines including being featured on, ET Canada, NYLON, an interview with Kevan Kenney (MTV and Radio.com), and Billboard Japan to name a few. FAKY has seen a consistent rise in their streams this year. The music video for their recent single, “99,” which was selected as the OST from popular Japanese drama Rika-Reverse, along with the music video for “The Light” hit over a million views shortly after they were released. This was followed by their music video for “little more” also crossing the million view mark and “half-moon” getting over 3 million views. The FAKY members and their team have no plans of slowing down and are planning to be releasing more new content for their fans throughout the rest of 2021.
FAKY is represented by avex entertainment Inc. top Japanese entertainment agency known for their artists such as Kumi Koda and Ayumi Hamasaki, and for their work with international artists BoA, Super Junior, TVXQ!, NCT, and many more. The group is made up of 5 members: Lil' Fang, Mikako, Akina, Hina, and Taki and each of them come from diverse backgrounds but have come together in Tokyo to make music with a broad musicality that can be enjoyed by people from all over the world. Avex brought these specific members together to create a group of the five strongest girls from different roots and styles.
Since the group formed in 2013, FAKY's videos have over 25 million views on YouTube and their music streamed by millions of fans on Spotify and Apple Music from over 120 countries. Their EP “CANDY” (2016) hit #1 on iTunes J-POP Album chart, #3 in the iTunes general top album chart after Ariana Grande and Radiohead and a year later their single “Surrender” made it into the Top 10 in Japan and the US on the "Spotify" Viral Top 50 chart. In 2019, FAKY was recognized as “a new wave of J-Pop” for their dance trilogy of releases (on the famous news program Sukkiri on Nippon Television (known for major performances from artists such as BTS, Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande, Katy Perry, and Taylor Swift) and were a trending topic on Twitter. That same year, 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 and have performed and various cultural and stages in Japan, Brazil, Canada, and Spain.
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