Earlier this month, Chris Farren released his latest full length album Doom Singer. The propulsive power-pop record features Farren’s biggest yet most vulnerable songs ever, as he tackles nagging self-doubts and shortcomings all while the world continually falls apart around us. The addition of Macseal drummer Frankie Impastato and the production from Jay Som’s Melina Duterte, Farren was able to take his soaring choruses and musical idiosyncrasies to new levels, resulting in one of 2023’s best records. Below Chris and I discuss our favorite songs on the record, the making of Doom Singer, the creative process behind his music videos, and Buddy.Read More “Chris Farren”
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Regardless, Farren still wanted to make a solo record, and he wanted to be the one who recorded it. “I was sick of paying somebody $10,000 to be mean to me,” he says only half-jokingly. Perhaps it should’ve been expected given lines of his like, “Why can’t I bear to be alone with myself?” (2016’s “Say U Want Me”) and “I hope you never see me like the way I see myself,” (Born Hot’s opener, “Bizzy”), but Farren’s chronic insecurities are woven into the fabric of his musical history. He was so nervous about how people would react to his independent work that he decided to make his debut a Christmas album (and donate all the money to charity) in order to protect himself from negative criticism.