Enchanting debut: aakira fae unveils ‘butterflies’. A dreamy ethereal voyage into alt-pop and neo-soul

"the butterfly represents transformation, growth, change, as does the word 'akira', meaning dawn and rebirth"
3 May 2024

FM premiere

Brighton, famed for its vibrant arts community, unveils a new star: aakira fae. This emerging talent possesses an enchanting allure often likened to a “literal singing fairy.” Her music transcends conventional genres, whisking listeners away into a fantastical realm where alt-pop and neo-soul converge. Within this captivating soundscape, ethereal harmonies and melodies are woven together, evoking the nostalgic rush of falling in love anew.

Her highly anticipated debut single, butterflies, is a testament to aakira fae’s magnetic allure. From the first note, listeners are ensnared in its enchanting web.

Reflecting on the song’s inspiration, aakira shares her insights, stating, “butterflies is about that feeling you get when you’re falling for someone, that feeling like you can’t get enough of them, thinking of them makes you a bit feral, that daydreamy floating away feeling with the ‘ahhhh’ makes it feel playful and youthful, like falling in love for the first time…the butterfly represents transformation, growth, change, as does the word ‘akira’, meaning dawn and rebirth.”

“that daydreamy floating away feeling with the ‘ahhhh’ makes it feel playful and youthful, like falling in love for the first time…

Delicate guitar chords dance delicately alongside aakira’s captivating vocals, creating a sense of dreamy euphoria that lingers long after the song concludes. As the track progresses, it unfurls with luscious yet minimal percussion elements, sculpting a soundscape that beautifully complements fae’s celestial voice.

Crafted in collaboration with her producer and friend Alex Collins, butterflies serves as an introduction to aakira’s unparalleled talent for crafting melodies that resonate deeply with the soul. Drawing inspiration from esteemed artists like Suki Waterhouse, Olivia Dean, and Arlo Parks, aakira fae infuses her music with a dreamy pop vibe and heartfelt lyricism, capturing the transformative power of love with every verse.

butterflies stands as a stunning debut from aakira fae, with her lush ethereal dosage of pop, as she emerges as an artist to watch closely in 2024 and beyond. 

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