Chris Farren‘s quite a cult figure. From Fake Problems to Antarctigo Vespucci, Farren’s always been quite a storyteller. His solo work is even more personal and spliced with emotional tones that accentuate just how chill a dude he really is. This earnesty and honesty is what makes his music register so much and Where U Are is no exception.
It’s just three songs but still three of his best gems. The title track and “Evaporate” are quite telling and in the realm of slow tempo/acoustic/indie, Farren winds things down quite smartly. It’s this stripped down format that I appreciate his music the most. He lays it all on the line singing about life, loss and love. Without spoiling too much, “Permanent For Me” is the track I’d elaborate on the most. Its piano keys really blend into a heartbreaking story about being grounded in love and whether moving on (physically and mentally) is the right step.
Farren should have put more on this EP, I’ll admit that much. There’s a lot of warmth amid his torment and hopefully, he expands on this ASAP. I can’t wait to hear more of his vulnerability.
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