Their signature song “Fxxk Boyz Get Money” became a big hit among teens mainly in LA with its extreme technical rap. FEMM, the Japanese mannequin rap duo, is shared by famous influences in Europe and the US like Perez Hilton and Anna Dello Russo and highly acclaimed by leading media in different countries such as “Vice” in the US and “DAZED” and “Huffington Post” in the UK.
FEMM has been using “80s and 90s Revival” as their concept since 2015, at the forefront of the current revival boom. As the culmination of their revival mantra, they have announced the release of an album, which compiles“future” covers of Japanese pop songs from the 80’s and 90’s. In the run-up to the album release, a complete remake video of WINK’s “Samishii Nettaigyo,” one of the songs in the album, was also revealed.
“Samishii Nettaigyo” is WINK’s signature song that took the 80’s by storm. At the time, WINK’s performance with no facial expressions was a hot topic. This time, as mannequins, FEMM show no facial expression or emotion in their performance that surpasses WINK ‘s original performance.
For the video production, detailed choreography and scenic composition are perfectly reproduced in the original 4:3 aspect ratio. However, even though the video resolution and color match the time period, it’s not just a reproduced video, the playful song title caption “Samishii Nettaigyo (2017),” and blend of current fashion and homage to 80s styling stays true to the concept of “revival.”
The cover album “80s/90s J-POP REVIVAL” will be digitally released in advance on October 18th. The physical CD and the 80’s-inspired design cassette will be released onOctober 25th.