Farr Release New Single ‘Blades’
May 15, 2017
Today, transatlantic duo FARR release their new single ‘Blades,’ the follow-up to their debut single ‘Down.’ Listen to ‘Blades’ here:
FARR is comprised of Roméo, an LA-based songwriter and classically trained musician, and Linden Jay, an acclaimed producer (Lion Babe, Rejjie Snow) and multi-instrumentalist based in London. The duo fuse seminal soul influences such as Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding and D’Angelo with lush electronic production to create a futuristic, neo-R&B sound. On ‘Blades,’ FARR push the boundaries of modern R&B with a slick hip-hop beat, glimmering synths and Roméo’s harmonic vocals, creating a fresh, vibrant earworm.
Speaking about the track, singer Roméo says, “Blades is the next step of our story, written mostly over WhatsApp. The song came together one night when Linden sent me the hook beat as he was ending the night in London, and by the time he woke up, I’d sent him the vocal hook from Los Angeles and had started piecing together the rest of the track.”
‘Blades’ is the follow-up to the duo’s debut single ‘Down’ which caused a stir online upon its release earlier this year. The track has already amassed over 250,000 streams in just five weeks and reached #1 on the Spotify Viral Chart in Canada, peaking at #7 on the Spotify Global Chart so far. The duo have also received support from the likes of BBC 1Xtra in London and KCRW in LA. This, combined with a flourishing online following and bank of fresh material set for release this year, suggest that FARR are primed and ready to emerge as one of the hottest new acts of 2017.