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FRTNK Release New Single

Los Angeles' own alternative hip-hop duo FRTNK (Fourteen K) released their brand new track, "Aqua" via TeamBackPack this week.

The sentiment behind the song is to live care free, and be happy despite the struggles you may face. The band explains,  "it's a playful track that's meant to ignite that childlike feeling in all of us. From the playful melody to shouting out the vowels, how we can combat our adulthood is by reigniting the simplicity of just living in the now like we did when we were kids." 

Stream it down below!

"Aqua" is a song about letting go of the struggles in life and allowing yourself to be happy. The band elaborates, "Aqua" is one of the singles leading to the band's forthcoming EP, to be announced soon. 

FRTNK (pronounced "Fourteen K") is an American alternative hip-hop group hailing from the greater Los Angeles area, known as the Inland Empire. Formed by artists Benjamin Aragbaye, Bryan Ramos and Barin Butler, the group's musical style joins the electronic sounds of rock and Neo-RnB, while seamlessly merging it with heavy 808's and groovy synthesizers. Each being only in their early twenty's, their daring dream-like production laid with raps and harmonies has already generated comparisons to world renowned musicians like Outkast, Kanye West, The Neptunes, and The Gorillas. This book-smart, skater-type band has been studying music since they were in elementary school and they've found some way to blend and mesh opposing musical genres effortlessly. Their first official recorded work, Operation AU, was released in November 2011. This six track EP and their follow-up freshman project Moreno Beachhave peaked the interest of many indie & major labels in America and overseas, FRTNK's songs "Imagine" and "Can I Love You" landing on the desk of Director Issa Rae. FRTNK has been working diligently in their California home studio recording and producing for themselves & other artists. 

Head to TeamBackPack today to check out FRTNK's latest track, "Aqua." Follow FRTNK online for new music, updates, and more.
 

FRTNK: Facebook // Twitter // Instagram // Soundcloud

FRTNK Drop Track & It's Guaranteed To Make You Dance

L.A. based hip-hop trio, FRTNK (pronounced Fourteen K) have released their new track ‘Let Go’ exclusively on Afropunk in the wake of their latest EP, Perplex City.

Classified as alternative hip-hop, the trio pays homage to the classic sounds of the genre while drawing comparisons to world-renowned such as Outkast, The Gorillas, and The Neptunes. ‘Let Go’ is a song for a new generation of relationships that walks a fine line between a serious and emotional R&B track and a ‘too cool for love’ rap track while taking all of the best elements from both. The track is an incredibly danceable upbeat song that conveys the struggle of wanting something you can’t have in today’s modern relationships. 

On the topic of the track, FRTNK had this to say: “It's about the game of wanting and missing somebody when you can't have them, but when they are there 'somehow' things still don't work. It's that endless circle we experience and know we should probably reject, but still find ourselves stuck in the loop. We are saying it's time to 'Let Go' of that."

Check out the video below!

Comprised of members, Benjamin Aragbaye, Bryan Ramos, and Barin Butler, FRTNK are quickly gaining momentum in LA, on their social media outlets, and on Spotify where their album Perplex City is doing extremely well. Each member has been studying music from a young age and every one of their tracks effortlessly blends ideas from competing genres to make a sound all their own.

You can listen to ‘Let Go’ above, and be sure to check out their social media pages to stay up to date with all things FRTNK!

FRTNK: Facebook // Twitter // Instagram // Soundcloud