Track Of The Day: Farao – ‘Lula Loves You’

Opulent electronics and lyrical resilience combine on Farao‘s latest track ‘Lula Loves You’. The Berlin by-way-of Norway multi-instrumentalist & producer has shared the single (taken from her upcoming album Pure-O, released October 19th via Western Vinyl) alongside a self-directed analog-shot video.

Speaking of the track, Farao says: “Loosely based on the movie Wild At Heart by David Lynch, ‘Lula Loves You’ is about resilience in the face of adversity – fighting for something in less than ideal conditions.” Her use of kaleidoscopic visuals and stoic expressions subtly reflects the context of the song.

Pure-O, Farao’s sophomore album, is a prog-pop exposition on the curious dichotomy between beauty and destructiveness in sex and relationships, observing “How so often the thing that sparks our passions is the constant need to hide from one to find the other.” Farao notes, “I’ve felt like that. Like an addict seeking a fix.”

One thing’s for sure, Farao’s prog-pop sounds are an uplifting fix designed to elevate and inspire in equal measure. Listen to ‘Lula Loves You Below’ and catch Farao live at Sebright Arms on October 17th.

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Photo credit: Maxime Imbert

Kate Crudgington

LISTEN: A N N A V R – ‘Under The Sand’

Elegant and intricate, Berlin based avant-pop artist ANNAVR has shared her new single ‘Under The Sand’. The track is taken from her debut EP I: Hallucination, which is the first of a 3-part EP trilogy the artist is planning – II: Vibration and III: Salvation – which are due to be released later this year.

Recorded in both Berlin and London, I: Hallucination is ANNAVR’s musical exploration of past romance in a futuristic musical context. “The title is an acknowledgement for a state that describes somewhere between the biggest possible relief, and the most terrible unfulfilled longing,” ANNAVR explains. “I don’t mean it in any way associated to drugs. It’s more like I am so open to things, my senses are so overwhelmingly awake, that most of the time I can feel like a battery that is overcharged.”

Praised by Lauren Laverne, Don Letts, The Fader, i-D Magazine and Interview Magazine, it’s easy to see why tracks like ‘Under The Sand’ are seeping in to a variety of musical consciences.

Listen to the lo-fi, piano-led tune below and follow ANNAVR on Facebook for more updates.

Kate Crudgington