While most of their communication is done on WhatsApp or Facetime their creativity is never diminished. “It’s not harder, it’s different,” Linden admits. The guys will Facetime from their studios and be able to connect and start piecing together tracks and then when they’re in the same place they’ll put down the finishing touches. The distance doesn’t hinder their connection either. As I sit across from them, Linden and Roméo together for once, I can sense their similar creative energy and motivation to make good music. “I think this whole process has gotten me to a place as a songwriter where I’m a lot more inclined to finish a song or really, really wrack my brain before I decide that I’m giving up on it, admits Roméo. As Linden laughs about Roméo liking a lot of country music and gully rap I can see they’re more than a professional duo but friends that joke, push, take risks, and inspire each other.
Artists always want to create. Sometimes the inspiration or the will is not there. We’re all stirred by different aspects of life. Musicians can often be troubled souls that pour out their hearts after going through something. They then create music that makes us feel. This music cannot be rushed. FARR are not rushing. While they can make songs relatively fast- their next single ‘Rebel Soul’ was mostly done while sitting at the kitchen table, they want to make honest songs and know that moving with what’s right for the emotion of song will take longer for other tracks.
“There’s no correlation between how good something is and how long you spend on it,” says Linden.
“It’s just a matter of is the song going to make somebody feel something? That’s all that matters to us. From the track stand point and the melodic, lyrical standpoint,” Roméo affirms.
A duo still is in their early stages has a vision yet is still figuring it out. Time in London will inspire the direction for the next couple songs. “We’re just going full speed ahead and creating the next wave,” asserts Linden. That wave will not be wasting time on happy songs. “I see the sun all the time. I need a little depression to inspire me.” A few weeks in London can do that. Today it’s cloudy and raining- I imagine they’ve penned another expressive track that will be released soon or appear on a debut EP to hopefully come.
We premiered FARR’s new video for ‘Blades’ last week, watch it here.