Q&A with sensual R&B singer Kean Farrar

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Berlin-based Persian singer-songwriter Kean Farrar first emerged in the scene with the hit song ‘Heartthrob’ in 2018, which has been streamed over 1 million times on Spotify alone since its release. Now the singer returns with the latest EP offering Suite Bittersweet via the Made Jour Label.  The songwriter released this new EP with the nightlife and atmosphere of Berlin in mind. A bit of a party animal, this EP explores his inner thoughts about living in the city and finding love. Each track is crafted with fragrant R&B hooks from start to finish with relatable lyrics about rites of passage. Prepare to fangirl after listening to this EP. 

We chatted with Kean Farrar and got his side of the story.

Stream/Download: Suite Bittersweet

Please describe your sound for us.

Melancholic R&B. Silky smooth.

How did it all start for you?

I started putting out songs on Soundcloud in my teens and the people around me enjoyed them. It all got more serious when I released my first official single ‘Heartthrob.’

Which three artists would you say made you want to create your own music?

Kanye West, Pharrell, The Weeknd.

What is your go-to gear/equipment when creating?

An acoustic guitar is my go-to when writing.

What are some of your key influences in your music? Whether it be the sound created by others, imagery, films or any kind of art form.

The biggest influence on my music is real-life experiences, especially from the nightlife here in Berlin. Movies inspire me a lot too, especially if I relate to the subject matter. I liked Richard Linklater’s Before trilogy a lot.

What is one sub-genre you think doesn’t get the attention it deserves?

Not a sub-genre, but R&B as a whole does not receive enough attention in Germany.

Any new or upcoming artists on your radar?

I try not to listen to new music… I rather get inspired by music in the past and create my own lane. So not really!

What single night out has been the most memorable for you? As a performer? As an attendee?

There are too many nights out that are memorable. The bittersweet feeling I get from going out in Berlin is ultimately what I remember. And this feeling is what shaped my EP’s sound.

What can we expect from you in the near future? Any upcoming projects in the pipeline that you would like to tell us about?

Music videos for the rest of the EP are coming soon!

Famous last words?

Listen to Kean Farrar.

Follow Kean Farrar:

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