Now Playing: MICHELLE – ‘FYO’

Monday, February 1, 2021

NYC collective MICHELLE has revealed their exquisite new track ‘FYO’, which is their first taste of new music for 2021. The release has also been accompanied by stunning visuals directed by MICHELLE’s own Emma Lee and Layla Ku. 

‘FYO’ sees the four lead singers’ reflect on their experiences growing up with mixed race identities. Jamee Lockard from the band said, “'FYO' is about belonging to different worlds but feeling rejected by both. Growing up as a mixed-race minority in the US, my self concept was warped by other people telling me what I am and am not, pushing and pulling me between identities.”

Also adding, “Although my feelings of cultural dissonance still ebb and flow, now I have the vocabulary, support system, and perspective to unpack that inner conflict on my own terms. We should never give others the authority to define who we are.”

Check out ‘FYO’ by MICHELLE below

Written by Amy Smolcic (@amysmolcic)