Berlin by-way-of Norway multi-instrumentalist and producer Farao (née Kari Jahnsen) announced her new album, Pure-O, will be released October 19th via Western Vinyl. The album’s first single “Lula Loves You” follows the May release of the song “The Ghost Ship” and arrives with a kaleidoscopic, analog-shot video directed/edited by Farao herself.
About the song, Farao says, “Loosely based on the movie Wild At Heart by David Lynch, ‘Lula Loves You’ is about resilience in the face of adversity – fighting for something in less than ideal conditions.”
Watch & listen “Lula Loves You” below.
“My choices for instrumentation and arrangement on the record were inspired by my falling in love with old Soviet disco (Eduard Artemyev, Zigmars Liepiņš, Aleksei Kozlov) and subsequent collecting of boutique, Soviet-era analog synthesizers. A reawakening of my love for sensual ‘90s R&B (TLC, Janet Jackson), the spiritual harp playing of Alice Coltrane, and the minimal compositions of Terry Riley have all inspired the album,” Jahnsen explains, adding, “A danceable contrast between the industrial framework of the beats and synths, and the organic vitality and flow of the vocals and zither are what provide the sonic bed.”
Pure-O tracklist and artwork:
1. Marry Me
2. Lula Loves You
3. Get Along
4. Luster Of The Eyes
5. Cluster of Delights
8. The Ghost Ship
9. Triumph Over Me
See Farao live:
Oct 17th – Sebright Arms, LONDON