Canada’s breakthrough girl group BLK drop their second single, ‘FWM’
BLK are bringing the 90s R&B vibes back.
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Toronto’s exciting new female R&B trio, BLK, is releasing their sophomore single and video for ‘FWM’. This new track follows up their globally appreciated debut release ‘Got It’, which earned the Canadian newcomers looks from BBC 1Xtra, EARMILK, Noctis Magazine, Link Up TV, CULTR, Yes Gurl and a remix by the legendary Fatman Scoop. That’s not to mention the over one million streams on Spotify!
Bexk, Lilac X and Korahjay stun in their newest fun and flirtatious R&B single released under MADE IN SAUGA®, featuring a brand new music video, directed by MTV’s award winning director Aaron A. Produced by Andrew “Pops” Papaleo and Lincoln Blaché, the hypnotizing, melodic track speaks to their unabashed sexuality and fearless individualism, that captures these women calling out to their partners (and the world) to "f*** with them”.
Ushering in the renaissance of modern, female-led girl groups, BLK is a breath of fresh air for the scene, combining their shared talented across performance, songwriting, production and vocals to create music that uplifts and encourages their fellow women to be confident, cool and unapologetically themselves. An exciting new contender, the trio’s music spans across contemporary pop through to 90s R&B, delivering irresistible vibes and killer looks always with a greater mission in mind.
Bexk adds, “We’re strong women of color who are bringing something new.”
Lilac X echoes that sentiment, “There is no template to what a woman should be.”
Korahjay shares, “We are changing the narrative on women working together.”
These three solo artists—each of whom write, produce, and perform—combine their initials and colorful styles. This universally-minded outfit is spreading some authentic BLK Girl Magic.
All three artists have Canadian roots. Bexk, a fashion design student from Toronto’s East End, is of Bajan heritage. “I’m the savage,” she admits—employing her nickname as something of an alter-ego, “I fight for our best interests at all times, and encourage others to speak up.” Korahjay is a self-described free spirit from Montreal who comes from a Jamaican family. Her moniker, combining words from scripture and a family name, means power. Lilac X, whose exponent represents self-empowerment, considers herself a citizen of the world.
BLK’s first studio session proved to be pivotal. “We vibed as we got to know each other,” recalls Bexk, who describes an almost instant organic bond. “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.” More than something fabricated, all parties insisted on real, organic chemistry.
From their very first track, upcoming single ‘FWM’, that synergy proved to be genuine. “It just clicked; it was very easy. It became clear that this is bigger than us,” Bexk explains. “We want to be successful role models for women of any color and ethnicity.” Each member writes their own verses, while the trio collectively provides input on production and creative vision, from art to choreography. Outside of music, the three women all express themselves differently. Passions range from fashion to cinematography, tattoo art, painting, and environmentalism. “We strive for our lyrics and music to be relatable and accessible to everybody. We’re always going to be inclusive—never exclusive.” At a divisive time in the world, these three women are demonstrating change. “We’re showing that there’s not one type of woman or girl,” Lilac X asserts. “You can dress any way that you want. You can be anything you want.”
Most recently the trio began working with Chris Smith’s 21 Entertainment Group (Alessia Cara, Tamia, Nelly Furtado) to lead their career through management.
In colorful times, Korahjay captures why BLK is as bold and brilliant as its namesake: “We’re not trying to chase a certain vibe, sound, or look. We are just being ourselves.”
Names: Bexk, Lilac X and Khatalia-Korahjay
Source Olivia Rayner
April 30, 2021 8:22am ET by Olivia Rayner