On January 24th after a longer break, musician FAKTS, whose real name is Jānis Šmēdiņš, returns to the public music scene with a new song "Neuztraucies" (eng. - "Don't worry). After releasing his first studio album "Vainīgs Tu" (eng. - "Guilty You") in 2017, he began working on his next studio album. He occasionally released EPs, which were intended as the final stage and beginning of the introduction, to his second studio album.
The song "Neuztraucies" (eng. - "Don't worry") is about breaking out of daily routine and about trust. The inspiration for the song can be found in the musician's personal experience. Along with the song, the music video is also being released, whose ideas and direction are authored by Fakts himself, as well as Dāvids Stūrmanis, who also performs operator tasks. The video features actress Katrīna Kreile.
Nothing is better than escaping everything and hiding from the outside world with your loved one.
He talks about the prolonged period of silence:
The album was supposed to come out in 2019, but with delays, the album had to be postponed to 2020. As we all know, 2020 brought global problems and I decided to wait a bit with the release of this album.
Despite being optimistic at the beginning of the year and preparing for the end of the pandemic, and the release of the album, he faced many unexpected problems and painful moments. He lost close people and he himself, who had been strong and healthy, was diagnosed with a disease that he will have to live with for the rest of his life. Consequently, everything affected him both physically and mentally. This made him postpone his plans for his personal career and he devoted himself to spiritual rehabilitation and studio recordings.
Parallel to studio work, FAKTS also worked on his own songs, as a result, a large number of material was created. At the end of last year, the musician completed a cooperation agreement with one of the world's leading record companies - Warner Music and is now ready for a new stage in his recording and stage career.
In the new 2023, you can expect a big output with creative material. We start in January. I can't wait for you to hear what I've prepared for you.
In the last three years, FAKTS has worked as a studio producer, participating in the creation of many Latvian strong music projects including Singapūras Satīns, Prusax, Mesa/ Gacho, Patrisha, Aminata, Kurts.