Superfruit — the musical project of Pentatonix members Mitch Grassi and Scott Hoying — are dropping hits from their latest album, and one of the tracks, “Fantasy,” features Amber Liu from K-pop girl group f(x). On paper, it seems like an unlikely collaboration: what do two Grammy-winning a capella singers have to do with a K-pop idol? but on video it’s the perfect mix of colorful dancing with morphsuit dancers!
For one, all three performers double as musicians and vloggers. Superfruit’s YouTube channel boasts 2.4 million subscribers, where they produce a variety of content, such as covers, challenges and Q&As. Amber, a Los Angeles native who moved to Korea in 2008, recently returned to producing English-language content for her channel, What the Pineapple!, after almost a year’s absence from YouTube.
That cohesion of their interests translates to the song itself. “Fantasy” is at home with Amber’s f(x) discography as it adds a tropical twist to an electro-pop sound. When her verse drops, she seamlessly weaves between rapping and R&B-style singing. The song taps into an unexpected duality between electronica and natural textures built on layered vocals — which is potentially an offshoot of the Pentatonix penchant for constructing soundscapes out of vocals.