Today sees FAANGS release the video for “RELAPSE,” the latest single taken from her forthcoming debut project TEETH OUT (TEETH OUT/Sony Music Germany/Columbia Records). The track and accompanying visual takes listeners further into the savage world of FAANGS, whose strikingly futuristic take on pop music embodies and embraces conflict and contradiction.
Shot at the iconic Pink Motel in Los Angeles and directed by NAVS, the “RELAPSE” video finds FAANGS pacing around a chaotic hotel room in extravagant looks, getting ready for a wild night out while a body bag lies motionless on the bed. A strange red light begins to emanate from the closet, restoring FAANGS’ energy and reviving the figure inside the body bag. Watch the video BELOW:
Speaking of the track, FAANGS said “‘RELAPSE’ is the next addition to the FAANGS world. It shows the psycho side of the music, which is my favorite side! It’s the perfect mixture of swimming eerie pop melodies and an irresistible beat that you can’t help but move your body to. I wanted to create a visual world for the track that drew on this same sense of dramatic absurdity and showed the messiness of a superstar lifestyle as an art form. The result is a true dark paradise.”
“RELAPSE” follows the release of “RICH KID$,” a surprise release from FAANGS as a thank you to her fans. “RICH KID$ has such a special energy,” says FAANGS. “As it is the initial building block to the FAANGS world. It is the very first visual I created after having full confidence in my artistry and brand – before anyone understood what I was doing. I styled it, directed it and wrote the treatment for it by myself. No label, no budget, just the support of some good friends… It has the perfect ratio of darkness, high fashion, energy and bratty attitude. The visual could not be more suiting to the sound. I am so proud of how it turned out.”
Brimming with swagger and biting lyrics, 22-year-old pop powerhouse FAANGS has arrived on the scene with a strikingly futuristic take on pop music, finding her voice somewhere “between trap, rock star shit, and pop”. Originally hailing from Canada, FAANGS moved to Los Angeles to pursue her career in music. For years, she’s put in long hours perfecting her writing, joining every session she could find, looking to prove her commitment. The city’s influence on FAANGS is clear in her mindset and music. “This city is savage,” she says. “It doesn’t have teeth—it has fangs, and it will chew you up.”
Her tireless perseverance eventually led her to co-writing alongside Ashnikko on “Cry” featuring Grimes, a collaboration with Rico Nasty on her single “Own It”, and a feature on “SICKO” by Felix Jaehn and Gashi. She’s attracted the endorsements of Wonderlandand The Line of Best Fit, who called her debut single “HUH” a “raucous rush of trap-pop that hinges off her slick, velvet vocals and imagery-thick lyrics.” Billboard also included the track on their list of “10 Cool New Pop Songs To Get You Through the Week.”