Japanese Female Rap Duo FEMM have released a surprise new album, Tokyo Ex Machina.

Their previous album Tokyo Girls Anthem was released just last month, in December 2021, packed with a wide variety of rap tracks made in collaboration with globally active hip-hop producers such as Boys Noize and Star Boy.

The new album features a selection of star collaborators from across the world, including Jenna Andrews (BTS), John Ryan (One Direction and Rita Ora); Kool Kojak (Doja Cat), Danny L Harle (Charli XCX and Rina Sawayama), and Woo Min Lee (TWICE).

The opening track of the album ‘We Got Each Other’ incorporates the sound of the 1990s revival; its sweet and sour lyrics, in which the two singers comfort one another over broken hearts deliver an emotional message, is reminiscent of the girls’ rock movement that was prevalent in the late ’90s and early ’00s.

Its accompanying music video is defiantly girly, and starts with the two members of FEMM touching down in Tokyo’s Shibuya district. As the mannequins are brushed by a wave of animated magic, their appearance transforms into something we have never seen from FEMM before – are they dreaming, or have we been transported to a world of fantasy?

Listen to Tokyo Ex Machina on Spotify, below:

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