“Fighter, knock me down but I’ll keep fighting”
The boys are on a roll! Hot on the heels of releasing “Freal Luv” featuring marshmello, EXO’s Chanyeol, and Tinashe, as well as the enchanting “Umbrella” featuring SISTAR’s Hyolyn and Gill Chang, Far East Movement is back with yet another beautiful track off their latest album.
Titled, “Fighter”, the song was crafted with the help of Autolaser, featuring the haunting vocals of American-born South Korean artiste Yoon Mirae (윤미래). You may remember Yoon Mirae for her contribution to the OST of this year’s hit K-Drama “Descendants of the Sun” in a song titled, “Always”.
In a Facebook post, Far East Movement officially announced the release of “Fighter” as well as its beautiful music video. “This song is reflective of our own lives and careers where there have been so many instances where we wanted to give up. Creating this positive and inspirational tone was in fact therapeutic for us. the whole album theme is a Far East Movement identity, so for the music video with Yoon Mirae we wanted to pay respect to the early Korean and Asian immigrants that were either forced here from conflict or came here with a dream and made it possible for something like the Far East Movement to even exist. Sadly in today’s news, when we hear politicians and talk radio hosts stances on letting people into the US we can only think, ‘What if they did that to all the Asian groups that had no where to go and ended up here?’ The music video is symbolic of us finding our own way and identity,” they said in a statement.
Far East Movement added, “Thank you for taking this journey with us and we hope you enjoy the album.”
Directed by Jay Ahn, the music video for “Fighter” is equally as mesmerising as the song, as it combines “Inception”-like visuals with actual black and white footage from war-torn Korea featuring Asian immigrants. It’s inspiring yet moving all at the same time.
Far East Movement’s new album, “Identity”, was 4 years in the making and has been jam-packed with 11 tracks. The album will also feature the likes of SNSD Girls’ Generation’s Tiffany, Jay Park, Loco, and Urban Zakapa. Get it here.