Video: Fakuta - "Armar y Desarmar"

One of our 2011’s artists to watch, and already a serious candidate for debut album of the year, Fakuta finally offers us her first single and video with the already highly adored “Armar y Desarmar”. Directed by Rosario González and Pablo Muñoz, enthusiasts of Chilean pop who brought us Al Unísono, a documentary about Gepe and Javiera Mena’s beginnings as well as the video for Dënver’s “Estilo de Vida”. Now the couple seems to have already developed a visual style of their own by outlining the relationship between their characters (either attraction, indifference or aversion) through the exploration of their surrounding reduced spaces, along with the creation of an evident contrast supported by the superficial details of clothing and makeup.

About the song itself, there's probably not too much to add, plenty had already been said about Fakuta’s ability to arm and disarm the song’s structure while singing about it when it was featured last year, she just seems to have stripped it down to its core elements this time. But when listened conjointly with the video, Fakuta seems to engage a lot more in the purpose of portraying the fate of the recurring tale of teenage betrayal and disbelief, allowing us to appreciate her music through a dramatic lens rather than a study of musical form. And of course, her always captivating Kate Bush-like vocal melodies manage to accentuate her qualities as a restrained story-teller.

The "Armar y Desarmar" single will be available for free download via MICHITA REX later today, featuring great remixes from Augias Amena, Ulises Hadjis, among others.