To close their 10-year career, Japanese mannequin duo FEMM released their last EP, “CHERRY,” on November 15.
In the music video for the lead track “CHERRY on TOP,” they wear iconic costumes from their past. The video reminds us of their history like the twerking choreography from their signature song “Fxxk Boyz Get Money” and an homage to fan-favourite track “Kill the DJ.”
They also appear at iconic Tokyo locations where the origin of FEMM first began. By revisiting these scenes that are uniquely FEMM, the video offers a poignant final curtain call that will touch your heart.
The EP also includes each member’s first-ever solos.
RiRi sings “Living in the Spotlight,” which is strong and vulnerable at the same time. It can illuminate her colourful character. Meanwhile, LuLa’s “Butterfly to the Moon” shows gratitude to FEMM agents (fans) while embracing her past and trying to move on to a new future.
Other songs are “SUN,” which lightens our darkest hour, and “We Flood the Night (MYLK Remix),” a re-rub of a classic FEMM track with a new touch.
FEMM has been travelling worldwide to deliver their songs and messages to their agents. This year began by performing in Poland at “Magnificon Expo,” followed by a headline performance at “Hyper Japan,” the UK’s largest Japanese-culture festival.
They flew to Germany’s “Geek Festival” and “Anime Weekend Atlanta” in the United States. FEMM will also appear at “Comic-Con Arabia,” held in Saudi Arabia from November 30 to December 1, as they make one last farewell lap of the world.
Digital EP “CHERRY”
Released on November 15, 2023
Download and streaming: https://femm.lnk.to/1115CHERRY
- CHERRY (theme song for rap-battle series “Freestyle Nippon Toitsu”)
- Living in the Spotlight
- Butterfly to the Moon
- We Flood the Night (MYLK Remix)
Japanese mannequin duo FEMM comprises sentient mannequins RiRi and LuLa.
Their first album, “Femm-Isation, “entered the Top 10 of Billboard’s World Albums Chart and was featured in the Best Indie Albums section at HMV stores across Britain, while their pioneering 90s-pop-punk-infused track “We Got Each Other” ranked on the influential Media base Activator Chart in the United States for 12 consecutive weeks.
FEMM announced their disbanding at the end of 2023, their 10th anniversary.
Latest album, “Tokyo Ex Machina”
Download and streaming: https://avex.lnk.to/TokyoExMachina
Download and streaming (Europe and UK): https://jpurecords.com/products/femm-tokyo-ex-machina
The album gathers together a cast of producers who are active across Europe and the United States, such as Jenna Andrews, who has worked on music for BTS; John Ryan, who has worked with Maroon 5 and Rita Ora as well as on many songs for One Direction; Kool Kojak, who has worked with Doja Cat; Danny L Harle, who has worked with Charli XCX and Rina Sawayama; and Woo Min Lee, who has worked with TWICE.