New single out Friday 17th September 2021
Faye Fantarrow is a rising alt. indie-pop artist from the North East of England. Fantarrow’s new single ‘Noughties’ is out on the 17th of September.
Noughties continues to showcase Fantarrow’s perceptive and often socially aware lyrics; the track features a pulsating propulsive beat which parallels the feel of a ‘noughties’ dance track, and features a mix of acoustic guitar partnered with a soundscape of 2000’s soundbites acting as a rhythmic foundation for her distinctive vocals. Noughties demonstrates Fantarrow’s unique ability to capture a moment with dynamic lyrics which have become a trademark of her sound.
“I wanted Noughties to be a completely fun track that was a nod towards 2000’s babies; I also wanted all the nostalgic cliches and ironies of Gen Z to be acknowledged and celebrated within the track,” she says.
‘Noughties’ was inspired by Fantarrow’s indignation that no one had written a song for people born in the 2000s: “I wrote noughties as a bit of fun. I felt as if Gen Z were being scapegoated for a lot of things – particularly where the government was concerned – and I wanted to create a song that could trivialise all the bad press we were getting.”
The track follows Fantarrow’s two previous releases ‘Boom’ and ‘Kola Kiss’ (hyperlink to listen to other tracks) Both of which received great support from BBC Introducing in the North East.
Earlier this year Fantarrow was the recipient of the prestigious Alan Hull Award for songwriting.
‘Noughties’ was produced by the legendary North East producer John Ashton, who has toured as a musician and sound engineer with internationally renowned artists, including Arctic Monkeys, Tame Impala and Prodigy.
Faye Fantarrow has already established a name for herself within the live scene; recently being announced as a top 10 act to see within the North East by NE Volume Magazine. This year she will be tackling some of her biggest gigs to date, including performing an exclusively recorded set for the reopening of the Sunderland Empire and opening Sunderland’s Lamplight Festival, which also features Lulu, Deacon Blue and the Kaiser Chiefs.