After their great debut single ‘Got It’, Toronto’s rising R&B trio BLK Shares a Brand New Magnificent Single ‘FWM’
The new track ‘FWM’ 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 shares, “We’re strong women of color who are bringing something new.”
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.
Lilac X echoes that sentiment, “There is no template to what a woman should be.”
Bexk, Lilac X, and Korahjay stun in their newest fun and flirtatious R&B single released under MADE IN SUGA®, 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”.
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.
Korahjay shares, “We are changing the narrative on women working together.”
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.
Bexk shares, “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.”