As I sat in the office wondering what brilliant Vancouver artist I should be writing about next, my buddy Kyle barges into the room. Somehow knowing what was going on in my mind like a god damn telepath, he immediately gives me an answer with his arousing baritone voice:
“LISTEN TO FAKE SHARK!”
Now at first I’m thinking, what is Fake Shark? Who is Fake Shark? Why is it that I haven’t seen the last Sharknado movie yet?
Words by association, friends.
I searched up Fake Shark on Spotify like the millennial that I am, and right off the bat I thoroughly enjoyed what I was listening to.
The Vancouver-based indie pop-rock band delivers funky goodness that’ll immediately get you dancing off your chair. Which is exactly what I did, much to the behest of my colleagues in the office.
Their most recent release titled Walking Through Fantasy maintains a consistent upbeat vibe all throughout, with seven tracks that’ll make a good day even better. Songs like “Wake Up”, “Feel Alive”, and “Hang Out All Night” reflect this overall mood perfectly, so much so that I was skipping down the pathway to the coffee stand like a six-year old child, and back onto my desk halfway into writing this paragraph.
If you think you’ve heard them before, it’s because you most likely have. Their single “Cheap Thrills” from the album Faux Real was used in various TV shows and movies, but most notably being used in an Apple Watch commercial. This gave them a more widespread exposure for their music, with “Cheap Thrills” being their most streamed track on Spotify at 496,058 plays. WOW!
Making you feel good is what Fake Shark’s music does best, and you can tell with each track that all they do is have fun with everything they create, even with the rise of their commercial success.
“We’re still just making music we love, and not compromising anything and it’s being embraced by these mainstream outlets,” they pointed out in an interview with Canadian Beats Media. “It’s a dream, really!”
Tuning in to Fake Shark is definitely worthwhile, especially if you’re looking to add more sunshine and rainbows into your day. Check out their music, upcoming tour dates, and more HERE.