The Austin 100: Fuvk The artist known as fuvk is named for a typo and pronounced in a radio-unfriendly manner. Her song "Skipper" is an enchanting fragment of folk-pop breeziness.
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The Austin 100: Fuvk

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Hometown: Austin, Texas

Genre: Indie Pop

Why We're Excited: At first, the artist known as fuvk — named for a typo and pronounced in a radio-unfriendly manner — toiled in self-imposed anonymity befitting a maker of shy bedroom pop. But Shirley Zhu has since expanded both her profile and her sound. "Skipper" is an enchanting fragment of folk-pop breeziness; at 93 seconds, it appears poised to bloom into a gargantuan chorus, only to dissipate like a fine mist.

Listen to fuvk's "Skipper"

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