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Echoes: Farhan Akhtar’s Debut Album is Now Out

Farhan Akhtar’s debut album, Echoes has now released globally.

It is a very personal record telling the story of Farhan’s life from commenting on social injustices to private battles.

Witten by Farhan himself and recorded in Milan, the rich, melodic album was produced by Grammy-winning producer Tommaso Colliva.

Tommaso is known for working with Franz Ferdinand, Jesus and Mary Chain and Muse.

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 album’s debut single ‘Rearview Mirror’ channels the timelessness of early Bowie.

The new single, ‘Pain Or Pleasure’ is the latest track to be taken from the album.

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.

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

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

Order or listen to the album here!

Anuj Radia
Journalist and film enthusiast.

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