Stella Farnan was one of our artists to watch in 2020, but a global pandemic slowed up the progress of most on the list. With 2020 pretty much a write-off for all, we are pleased to see that Stella has hit the accelerator in 2021. She released “Boxes” in May, and today releases “The Blue”, and we are delighted to have it as our Track of the Week.
Listening to the track, I was reminded of the great Regina Spektor. For most of the track, it’s just Stella, an electric guitar and a voice that oozes honesty as she sings of self-doubt. “Thinking I’ve got some learning to do” she sings, before deciding that she alone can find her way forward. “I’m running out of advice, maybe I should take mine”.
This is a classy track and Stella has an equally classy band in tow. The band includes Soren Maryasin (Soren, The Teskey Brothers engineering), Gab Strum (Japanese Wallpaper) and Elena Jones (Sunfruits).
Fans of Stella Donnelly, PJ Harvey and of course, Regina Spektor should find plenty to love here.
The track was produced by Soren Maryasin, mixed by Callum Barter (Courtney Barnett, Alex Lahey) and mastered by Joseph Carra (King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard). It will be on her debut EP, which is due out later in the year.
Stella will be playing at the Old Bar in Fitzroy on Wednesday, 7th July 2021. Tickets HERE