Nordophile has been seduced by the ethereal voice of Kari Jahnsen, a London-based Norwegian singer.
Farao, is the musical alter ego of adventurous pop songbird & multi-instrumentalist Kari Jahnsen, who will release her debut album Till It’s All Forgotten on 11th September 2015 via Full-Time Hobby.
Today she reveals a new single ‘Bodies’, a song about giving into bad decisions and described by The Fader as “A tense, trombone-laced march led by Jahnsen’s gentle urging.”
Farao 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. First single ‘Hunter’ shimmers with starry electronics churning against an inexorable underbelly of rhythm. The brooding ‘Bodies’, thunders over rugged terrain, its 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 its emotional themes and dramatic range.
Farao is set to play the Sebright Arms on 10th September.