Till It's All Forgotten
Farao is the musical alter ego of adventurous pop songbird & multi-instrumentalist Kari Jahnsen. Today she reveals a new single 'Bodies', a song about giving in to bad decisions and described by The Fader as "A tense, trombone-laced march led by Jahnsen's gentle urging." Jahnsen composed and performed all instruments (except brass and drums) on Till It's All Forgotten's ten songs. Shimmering with depths of determination and sorrow, the album combines celestial pop, R&B and haunting brass melodies. Farao's varied and evocative musical artillery - guitars, synths, organs, glockenspiel, sitar - dances at her fingertips, dazzlingly interwoven with her ethereal vocals to create a suite of music that is otherworldly and entirely her own. "Hunter" shimmers with starry electronics churning against an inexorable underbelly of rhythm. The brooding "Bodies" (premiered yesterday on The Fader), thunders over rugged terrain, it's knotted path smoothed by Farao's angelic, but stoic, voice. Produced by Mike Lindsay (of Tunng) and mixed by Grammy Award winner Andrew Scheps (Hozier, Lana Del Rey, Cass McCombs), Farao's sublime debut is a unique composite of sonic elements perfectly reflecting and enlarging upon it's emotional themes and dramatic range.