I would like to introduce you to a talented artist, Farrah, who just released her single “Making Do“. One of my friends suggested to check her as he know how much I like to discover new singers and bands.
Farrah is British-Iranian singer/songwriter who already worked with several record labels including Defected Records as a session singer and writer. She may be known by some as the lead vocalist of South London dance collective, LNLY, however, she has now become an artist in her own right. The independent artist has already got support from the likes of The Line of Best Fit, BBC Radio 1Xtra and Rinse FM.
When and why did you start singing?
Honestly, I can’t even remember when I started singing. My parents say I have been since I was a toddler. It just happened naturally and I’ve never wanted to do anything else.
Who is your biggest inspiration in music world?
Christina Aguilera for sure. I remember singing to her Stripped album whenever I could as a child (probably not the most appropriate lyrics for a 7 year old). I’ve always been totally in awe of her versatile voice, from her incredible power to goosebump-inducing falsetto.
What would be your biggest goal as a singer?
Performing is my favourite part of being a singer because I just love interacting with an audience so I would have to say selling out a venue and feeling the energy from a crowd that enjoy my music and can connect with me.
What was the best advice you received?
My friend and fantastic (unintentional) mentor, Catherine Pockson from Alpines, always told me to take my time and follow my instinct. Patience was never my forte but I’m glad I listened as I wouldn’t have been in the right place mentally if I released Making Do any earlier.
When is your next gig?
I don’t have any live shows planned as of yet as I’m still busy working on more releases but you can catch me singing with LNLY on the 27th September at Servant Jazz Quarters if you fancy a boogie. It’s a very different vibe but if you like dance music I highly recommend coming down.
Connect with Farrah on Twitter for new music and upcoming gigs.