FARAO Reveals “Warriors” w/ PAPER Magazine
“Warriors” is an interesting mix of Beirut-tinged horns and theremin-esque hooks, all anchored by Kari Jahnsen’s sparkling vocals.” – PAPER Magazine
Till It’s All Forgotten Debut Album Out Sept. 11
via Arts & Crafts (US) + Full Time Hobby (EK/EU)
North American Fall Tour Announced
9/17: New York, NY @ Rockwood Music Hall
9/22: Toronto, ON @ Smiling Buddha
9/23: Washington, DC @ DC9
9/24: Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
9/26: Portsmouth, NH @ Music Hall Loft
9/29: Los Angeles, CA @ Hotel Café
Photo Credit: Matthew Parri Thomas
“mesmerizing…” – Vanity Fair
“beautiful muted pop… “ – i-D
“an enchanting mix of [Farao’s] ethereal voice and the sparkle of electronics…[unfolding] at every turn in unpredictable ways” – NPR, Bob Boilen
“chilly, brass-based melodies and twinkly electronics … a cosmic track that was recorded in Iceland and features Jahnsen’s sharp, otherworldly vocals and icy, droning synths. Crack Jahnsen’s frozen lake, though, and you’ll find that the water’s warm.” – SPIN
“introspective… delicate, haunting” – Under The Radar
Norweigan multi-instrumentalist and celestial pop extraordinaire, Farao, reveals “Warriors” from her debut album today with PAPER Magazine. Till It’s All Forgotten is set for release on September 11thvia Arts & Crafts (US) and Full Time Hobby (UK/EU). Produced by Mike Lindsay (Tunng) and mixed byGrammy Award winner Andrew Scheps (Hozier, Lana Del Rey, Cass McCombs), the album shimmers with depth of determination and sorrow, touching upon experimental pop, R&B, and haunting brass melodies.
We previously shared critically acclaimed album tracks “Hunter” and “Bodies” which garnered national attention upon their release. Lead by a militant beat and soulful horns, “Warriors” thrusts listeners into an ethereal, intergalactic soundscape with a beat that will effortlessly command any dance floor.
Hailing from Ulnes, a village of 500 people in the Nordic mountain valley of Valdres, Farao makes enchanting and adventurous pop music, tinged with celestial electronics and earthen orchestration. The now London-based Farao’s songs bear a vibrant surface beauty while taunting the depths within, reflecting the dramatic yet serene environments of her remote origin.
Farao’s vast and powerful army of tools – guitars, synths, organs, glockenspiel, sitar – dance at her fingertips, expertly interwoven with her ethereal vocals to create a suite of music that is otherworldly and entirely her own. Fans can pre-order Till It’s All Forgotten now via Arts & Crafts + Full Time Hobby.