Farao | The Hours
London based, Norwegian songstress Kari Jahnsen, who writes music under the moniker Farao, announced she will be releasing a self-titled four-song debut EP, out on February 10th via Something Nothing Records. And I have a feeling, having heard a couple of her older tracks and the recent “The Hours” (one of the best tracks I’ve heard so far this year) that this EP will be a lighthouse for music lovers. I’d heard her before in a band called Like Spinning, off an EardrumsPop “Between Two Waves” release years ago. She also has a unique demo cover of Queens of the Stone Age’s “Go With The Flow”. “The Hours” throws genre out the window, blending vocal fragility with electronic ambiance and pretty musical transitions, shifting rhythm, pace, percussion, and style throughout. Farao spent some time with Tunng’s Mike Lindsay working on one of the songs, the mesmerizing “Skin”, which you can also stream at soundcloud thanks to the artist. There’s an exquisite quality to Farao’s voice beyond it’s folky welcome — it also disarms and convinces. There’ a purity and honesty there, that you can hear in the doomed lyricism of”The Hours”, which is her best song yet. You can pre-order her EP here. — David D. Robbins Jr.