[May 2nd, 2021 – Tokyo, Japan]: FAKY has released a music video for their single, “HappyEverAfter”. The single was originally released on April 26th of this year and was inspired from the original reality show Koi to Okami Niwa Damasarenai (Don’t Be Fooled by the Wolf) on ABEMA, which is a Japanese Internet streaming service.
Koi to Ookami Niwa Damasarenai is a popular romantic reality show on ABEMA that has just wrapped up its ninth season. In the show, ten young boys and girls are seeking a partner among them but one of them is playing a wolf, a fake member who is not going to love anybody while still trying to make the others fall in love with them. Contestants on this reality show include Kazuto Mokudai, a member of Genin Wa Jibun Ni Aru (Genjibu), Keito Tsuna (actor and model), Naenano (Youtube influencer), and FAKY’s youngest member, Taki. “HappyEverAfter” was written by Lil’ Fang to reflect Taki’s feelings from her experiences on the show.
“‘HappyEverAfter’ is about finding happiness after a heartbreak. When I shared my feelings with Lil’ Fang about what happened to me, I wanted to make sure that she knew that even if I got hurt and even if I went through a hard time, the only thing I want for that person is happiness. I didn’t get my «happy ever after» but I know the others did and that fills my heart. This song is not a sad song, It’s just a song about moving forward.” – Taki, member of FAKY
Since the start of the year, FAKY has 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. Their previous single, “The Light” hit over a million views only two weeks after its release. At the same time, their music video for “little more” also crossed over the million view mark while the video for “half-moon” hit over 3 million. FAKY plans to continue to take 2021 by storm with all of their current and upcoming activities.
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.