JEROME FARAH SHARES
SECOND OFFERING ‘MIKEY MIGHT’
Melbourne singer-songwriter and producer Jerome Farah today shares his highly anticipated second offering ‘Mikey Might’. Listen HERE.
Jerome Farah is an APRA-award winning songwriter and a much sought after collaborator, who has previously worked with Baker Boy, KIAN, Adrian Eagle and Dallas Woods. His debut release ‘I Can’t Breathe’ was a confident and self-assured stepping-out and into the limelight for the 27-year-old artist, receiving full rotation on triple j and garnering praise from NME Australia, Acclaim, Pilerats, Purple Sneakers and more.
Jerome’s second solo release arrives weeks after his debut exploded onto the Australian music scene via a premiere on triple j’s Good Nights with Bridget Hustwaite. A compelling, politically-charged fusion of neo-soul, alternative rap, and R&B that spoke to issues of police brutality and racism, ‘I Can’t Breathe’ packaged Jerome’s unique, dexterous sound that threads together styles and influences informed by his multicultural upbringing into a powerful opening statement of intent. All proceeds from his fierce debut going to the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service.
‘Mikey Might’ continues that train of thought, with his free-flowing verses evoking early Chance the Rapper. He ponders the hurt and internalisation of racist stereotypes through the lyrics: “Way too White to be a Black kid, right? / Not enough to live that White kid life / Am I ever gonna quite feel right? / Cause no one know my pain”. Of the emotions and experiences animating ‘Mikey Might’, Jerome shares that: “I am too White to be Black. I am too Black to be White. This grey area is confusing as hell.”
This new single by Jerome is another potent, genre-melding track from the stylistic polymath that is sure to cement his standing amongst Australian music, mixing gospel-flavoured, soulful harmonies with agitated vocals ringing off in the background and piano that is at once both compassionate and sorrowful.
Listen To Mikey Might below
“A powerful debut”
“Jerome Farah pulls no punches”
“I Can’t Breathe threads attitude with artistry”
‘Mikey Might’ by Jerome Farah is out now, buy/stream it here.
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