Just in time for their Western Canada tour, Vancouver alt-pop outfit Fake Shark return with the release of the anthemic new single “Save Me,” available across streaming platforms via Light Organ Records. Featuring the band’s hallmark blend of bright, buoyant pop and hooky alt-rock, Fake Shark once again creates an irresistible ambiance that is immediately recognizable as their own.
“Save Me is a song about realizing you’ve been attracting awful people into your life and how hopeless it can feel when a person realizes how toxic their “friends” group is,” the group shares. “At a certain point, you can’t even escape these awful people because they can sense you trying to disconnect from them and that’s when things get truly ugly.”
Hitting their stride with their intoxicating brand of rock-leaning pop music, Fake Shark’s newest release follows their 2022 single “Paranoid,” where Fake Shark fully embraced their rock influences with an immensely addictive earworm.
With over 4 million streams to their name and 2 million views on YouTube, it’s easy to see why Fake Shark has been quoted as “one of Canada’s best bands” (Outland Culture). Their music has appeared on numerous Spotify playlists, including New Music Friday Canada, Ready to Rock, Rock Favourites, Indie All Stars, Rock Your Block, Fresh Finds, It’s a Bop, All New Rock, while also being setting the vibe for various TV shows and commercials with international sync deals including Hockey Night in Canada on Sportsnet, an Apple commercial, Netflix’s Pretty Little Things, CBS Love Island, MTV Catfish, Showtime’s Dice, Degrassi, See No Evil, and Vendetta.
In the last year, the group was nominated for three 2022 Indie Awards, including ‘Album of the Year,’ ‘Rock/Alternative Group of the Year,’ and ‘Song of the Year’ for their smash “Loser,” which charted at #3 on the Canadian Alternative Radio chart, and #9 on the Breaking Alt (Alternative Specialty) chart.
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I grew up in Alberta, but spent most of my life in British Columbia – I also spent a lot of my summers in Britain as I was lucky enough to have immigrant parents with the capital to go visit our relatives. The amount of time I spent overseas makes it hard for me to say I feel fully Canadian, but it does make me feel typically Canadian as so many of us have mixed parentage. My parents defined another divide in me as I feel inexorably pulled to both science and the art; my father being a doctor and my mother being a school teacher. I studied both in university and now work on making healthcare software during the day, then write/read/draw/paint/dance in my evenings. My global wanderings, my education, and the fact that my appetite for media could be described as ‘voracious’ means my frame of reference is pretty varied. It’s hard to say that I have a favourite music genre, rather I am always seeking sounds that convey a sense earnestness an honesty.
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