Farao - 2014 - Photo by Karl Erik Brøndbo

Farao – Photo by Karl Erik Brøndbo

This month FARAO will release her debut EP. Already now NOTHING BUT HOPE AND PASSION streams the entire EP. The Norway-born and now London-based artist combines wistful melodies, keyboards that quietly fizz in the backdrop of her finger-picked guitar murmurs and lo-fi bumps and whistles, all infused with a wondrous Nordic iciness. FARAO‘s debut EP was recorded in Iceland with Mike Lindsay, and Jahnsen found making the record amid the wintry scapes of Reykjavik an inspiring process. Jahnsen played almost all of the instruments across the four tracks here, carefully fashioning a gossamer bed of folk-pop sounds to lay her vocal ruminations on love, life and mortality on. It’s a listen that recalls the stripped emotionacrunch of BON IVER, sumptuous textures of POLIÇA and bravery of LAURA MARLING.

In 2013 FARAO toured with MODDI and ÁSGEIR. This April she will be on the road with HIGHASAKITE (presented by NBHAP).

Enjoy FARAO‘s wonderful debut EP: