The annual Japanese music festival Fuji Rock was cancelled last year. And in the midst of a 5th wave surge in Covid-19 cases, this year seemed precarious as well. But the festival pressed on over the weekend with domestic acts only, limited capacity, YouTube livestreams and other precautionary measures. One of the stand-out acts for us was the 23-year old hyperpop artist 4s4ki (pronounced ‘Asaki’).
One of the last tracks from her Fuji Rock set was OBON, a timely and upbeat song that encapsulates her genre-bending style. 4s4ki writes, composes and arranges all of her own music and OBON is her own interpretation of the mid-August custom of honoring one’s ancestors. It’s a track that’s sure to get your week started on a high note.