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Pain Or Pleasure: Farhan Akhtar’s New Single from ‘Echoes’ Album Now Out

Acclaimed Indian actor Farhan has released the new single, Pain Or Pleasure, the latest track to be taken from his upcoming debut album Echoes, out April 12th.

Punchy basslines punctuated with slick guitar licks, swinging organs and a honky-tonk vibe give the track its upbeat groove, which is reminiscent of the likes of Chris Rea and Joe Cocker.

The new single follows the release of ‘Seagull’, which was originally written as a poem 25 years ago, the song deals with the aftermath of a relationship that had reached a premature end.

Echoes is the story of Farhan’s life, a set of classic-sounding, self-written songs that reflect a childhood steeped in the greats of both Indian music and of western rock and pop.

The tender album track ‘Why Couldn’t It Be Me’ echoes the subtle tones of Nick Drake whilst the debut single ‘Rearview Mirror’ channels the timelessness of early Bowie.

Witten by Farhan and recorded in Milan, the rich, melodic album was produced by Grammy-winning producer Tommaso Colliva (Franz Ferdinand, Jesus and Mary Chain, Muse).

Farhan recently featured in the ‘Global Feminism’ short film made by Annie Lennox to celebrate International Women’s Day.

This aimed to help people appreciate and understand the full extent of the Global challenges faced by women and girls and how the term ‘Global Feminism’ is inclusive that everyone can use and endorse.

Anuj Radia
Journalist and film enthusiast.

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