UK-based producer Linden Jay and LA-based vocalist Roméo join up as FARR to bring you down to a state of reflection, down to a place of emotion, and down to a place of purity. The duo’s first release, “Down”, blends the sounds of Future R&B, soul, and even a touch of jazz. FARR will inevitably be compared to the likes of other future R&B artists, albeit only having released a single track. Nevertheless, they have differentiated themselves from the pack in their own unique way.
“Down” begins from a place of depth with heavy reverb and saturated synths, while Roméo’s vocals stay hidden. A repetitive kick commences and the vocals come to the foreground and Roméo describes his relationship: “Can we put this out in the open? / How our ship is no longer floatin’, yeah / But if we’re to sink in this ocean / I’ll be right here by your side.” Heavy on the metaphors, as is throughout the song, Roméo declares his commitment to what may be a failing relationship, while Linden Jay skillfully parallels the emotional ebb and flow of the vocal melody with a thinned out, yet powerful production.
As the track ends, we are left wondering two things; will the relationship stay afloat? And when’s the next single?