Canadian chart-topping indie-pop trio Fake Shark has released a synergistic new video for their single “Wake Up” feat. Fionn.
Previously operating under Fake Shark – Real Zombie!, the band has cultivated a dedicated fanbase with their art-punk inspired sound. The release of their widely accessible full-length Faux Real (Light Organ Records) in May 2017 saw the band charting on Canadian commercial formats and garnered acclaim from critics and fans alike. Since the release of their album, the band has been honing their signature sound and have emerged with “Wake Up” – their most collaborative and harmonious recording to date.
With this latest step in their career, Fake Shark has learned to harness that anything-goes energy in order to deliver the catchiest songs possible. The band’s thoughts on the new track: “‘Wake Up’ is about dreaming of someone or something you had no special feelings for, but when you wake up, you’re in love with them. The single is definitely a new direction for us, and it’s the result of our musical chemistry coming together the best it’s ever been.”
The members of Fake Shark have long been known for their singular style and feverish, wide-eyed abandon. Their songs emphasize unforgettable hooks, drawing on frontman Kevvy Mental’s experience as a pop producer working with Carly Rae Jepsen, Kat Von D and many others. Continuing within their indie pop sound, Fake Shark’s latest single is the result of the band’s musical chemistry reaching new heights.