Far East Movement’s momentum to the top of the iTunes singles chart with “Like a G6″ has been as fast as, well, a jet taking off.
Coming from virtual obscurity, Far East Movement’s upcoming album, Free Wired (due October 12), could be the project that launches the four-man group to the next level. But just what is the “G6″ they’re talking about in their breakthrough single?
“A G6 is not a Gatorade flavor. It’s not a car, convertible, four-door. It’s not a watch,” Kev Nish explained to MTV News. “But Drake, Drake talks about having G4 pilots on deck, so we said, ’What’s flyer than a G4?’ Of course, it would be a G6.”
“After we finished the song, we actually had to go on tour,” Prohgress added. “We put the song on a mixtape and on the Internet and just kind of left. We came back about three months later, and on YouTube, we had, like, a million hits, so it seems like the people were speaking.”
The experience has been surreal a surreal one for the group, which has been around since 2003.
“We’ve been touring over the country with Mike Posner, and it’s been just remarkable,” J-Splif marveled. “When we perform the song, you got people singing the song for you. And every city we land to, we like to listen to the radio. To hear your own song on the radio is like watching your first child have its first baby steps.”
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