Transatlantic duo and Hayden James collaborators FARR have officially released their new powerhouse single ‘Paranoid’ and accompanying video.
Following the recent wrap of their Australian tour with Hayden James, the new single also coincides with news that the duo will join Australian label etcetc.
FARR bring a fearless twist to alternative pop and electronic soul music that transcends time. With the undying energy and charisma of greats like Stevie Wonder and the modern sensibilities of producers like RKCB and Math Times Joy, ‘Paranoid’ is a hypnotic mix of global styles that features a modern edge and classic feel. Vocalist Roméo delivers powerful vocals while producer Linden Jay lends his alternative, electronic ear. Despite the distance, the two have managed to stay connected and write through voice memos between studio sessions since first meeting in 2016.
‘Paranoid’ is a song that examines the anxiety that comes with feeling like you do not have control of your own life. Roméo explains, “A couple years back Linden and I were in London around Glastonbury weekend. We hadn’t seen each other in a few months and had a bunch of music to catch up on so we started a few new ideas. That same day my ex was going out with some of my friends for my best friend’s birthday and I had this pit in my stomach that she was gonna try to sleep with one of them. I spent the whole night in the studio freaking out, checking my phone every five minutes, and Linden started playing this organ in his studio kitchen. We started going back and forth and ended up with ‘Paranoid’, which is essentially about my incessant day to day worrying. It’s an anxiety anthem.”
With FARR having been hand-picked to tour with Hayden James on his current ‘Between Us’ world tour, Roméo also performed their collaboration track ‘Lost To You’ with Hayden at Splendour In The Grass 2019, and recently lent his vocals to Cosmo’s Midnight for their performance on ABC’s live music television show The Set. The global duo will also be joining Hayden James on his European tour dates below, ahead of their debut album release ‘Weightless’ early next year.
Get your first listen to ‘Paranoid’ below!