- Words Miriam Balanescu
Canadian R&B trio, BLK, offer up their sophomore single “FWM” which is all about female sexuality.
BLK – made up of Bexk, Lilac X, and Korahjay – are the all-female Canadian ensemble who shook up the music industry with their debut single “Got it”. The track, with its shapeshifting, discordant trap music R&B feel, earned them recognition from BBC 1Xtra, EARMILK, and Yes Gurl, along with a remix by famed DJ and rapper Fatman Scoop. To top it all off, “Got it” has been streamed 1 million times on Spotify.
The up-and-coming Toronto-based girl group has honed the art of seamlessly combining their unique, contrasting vocals into one unified sound. BLK’s latest, “FWM”, mixes their separately warm and angelic, edgy and hazy, and clean and smooth voices in a song that addresses female empowerment through sexuality.
Set against bass electronics, each member of the R&B-pop-power-trio was involved with production alongside Andrew “Pops” Popaleo and Lincoln Blaché. The three singers wrote their verses separately but came together to create their overall artistic vision.
Bexk explains, “the idea of creating a girl-group was amazing because Toronto hasn’t really seen one recently. We cut a track—it was fire—and we decided to keep going.”
“It just clicked; it was very easy. It became clear that this is bigger than us. We want to be successful role models for women of any colour and ethnicity.”
“We strive for our lyrics and music to be relatable and accessible to everybody. We’re always going to be inclusive—never exclusive.”
“We’re showing that there’s not one type of woman or girl,” Lilac X adds. “You can dress any way that you want. You can be anything you want.”
Korahjay explains their motivation: “We’re not trying to chase a certain vibe, sound, or look. We are just being ourselves.”
Versatile, enchanting, and uplifting, “FWM” just may be the track of this summer.