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.

Follow Farao on Facebook for more updates.

Photo credit: Maxime Imbert

Kate Crudgington

Track Of The Day: Farao – ‘The Ghost Ship’

“It’s about losing a sense of direction, your fate being driven by something out of your control,” explains Farao about her latest single ‘The Ghost Ship’. With her floaty electronic sounds and magnetic beats, it’s easy to get lost in the multi-instrumentalist’s brand new track.

Originally from Norway but now based in Berlin, Farao has recently signed to Western Vinyl and is currently working on a new album, with more details to be released soon. “‘The Ghost Ship’ is about seeing the end of a relationship as an empty vessel, floating endlessly and eternally into nothingness,” Farao continues. Despite the sad context, the single is a hopeful, upbeat offering.

Listen to the track below and follow Farao on Facebook for more updates.

Photo credit: Kevin Bourland

Kate Crudgington

NEW TRACK: Caroline Says – ‘I Tried’

Imaginative, delicate and tainted with sadness, Caroline Says‘ latest single ‘I Tried’ is a somber yet sweet affair. The Austin-via-Alabama songwriter penned the song “from the perspective of a washed up Hollywood actress, remembering her careless youth” and produced it in her “disgusting mildewed basement apartment”.

We’re impressed by her resilience, and her ability to create something beautiful whilst working three jobs, living in the damp, and putting up with noisy neighbours. ‘I Tried’ is taken from Caroline Says new album No Fool Like An Old Fool, which is set to be released on 16th March via Western Vinyl.

Listen to ‘I Tried’ below, and follow her on Facebook for more updates.

Pre-order your copy of No Fool Like An Old Fool here.

Kate Crudgington