The Resilient Beauty of FARI’s ‘In the Vein’

Hey, did you get a chance to listen to the new track “In the Vein” from FARI yet? This Zimbabwe-trained and Brighton-based artist is introducing some seriously smooth neo-soul/R&B vibes that are completely addictive

Yet, despite the smooth beat of the song, the lyrics dive deep into the complexities of life and the persistence of those hard-hitting, heavy emotions of sadness. FARI is exceptional at how she lays down the fast beats and the flavors of beatboxing. They symbolize the strength and variety of life.

The atmosphere of the whole song is an outstanding interlacing of styles and ambience. Both the rich guitar licks and moody string twirling amazingly well with FARI’s sensual voice and the sweet bass. It’s a sonic odyssey which will thrill you from beginning to end.

I think that what makes this song so great is that despite the fact that FARI experiments with her own sound, she remains so true to herself as an artist. In “In the Vein,” we see a strong character and clear emotions. It’s the kind of jam that will have you humming along, even when the song is over. Trust me!

Trust me, FARI belongs on the A-list of up-and-coming artists. “In the Vein” is a very serious musical success which will definitely consolidate the position of new, original artist of neo-soul genre. Favor yourself and make this single your new favorite ASAP!It’s pure audio bliss.

In a recent interview with Mister Styx of musicarenagh the multi-talented artist has more to say about herself and her music

Listen to In The Vein below

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What is your stage name

Is there a story behind your stage name?
I was born with it- my full name is Fariraishe (Zimbabwean)- all my mates call me Fari so i thought that it was a great stage name.

Where do you find inspiration?
My family and my experiences.My mental health and my frustrations with the music industry, religion and my jealousy with my peers. I find it from books and stories my parents tell me. I write from different perspectives of the same situation. When you’re as dramatic as me- the world is a wealth of inspiration.

What was the role of music in the early years of your life?
My family is very musical, my dad plays bass my mother is an amazing writer and me and my sister grew up singing and writing together. The first time I performed live was with her.

Who inspired you to be a part of the music industry?
My parents. They encouraged me to drop out of my original degree and do something I’ve loved doing all my life. They still push me to continue making music even when it feels like I should stop altogether.

How did you learn to sing/write/to play?
Everything I do is self-taught (my dad was adamant about that). In most of my songs, I just feel out. I know chords and timings at a very basic level, but nothing is concrete and I couldn’t take a test.

What was the first concert that you ever went to and who did you see perform?
Honne 2017. I was never allowed to go to concerts (despite my family being all for music) so I snuck out with my BF at the time and had the best night. At the time Honne was barely filling a room- it was like a private concert just for us.

How could you describe your music?
Honest. I hate beating around the bush. I really don’t write unless I want to and I don’t release unless I feel like I’ve said what I need to say.

Describe your creative process.
I take a very holistic approach to writing music and don’t really write unless I have something I want to say or release. Most of my songs start off with a hum or motif that I can’t get out of my head.

Other times, my producer George Campbell will have an idea and I take it home and begin that way.

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I take a very holistic approach to writing music and don’t really write unless I have something I want to say or release.

What is your main inspiration?
My family. Family drama is so juicy and I find I write a lot from the perspective of my husband, my mum or my sister. I think a lot of my songs are about stuff I’ve gone through but I find it therapeutic to distance myself from my issues and mental health and just write what other people might be seeing.

What musician do you admire most and why?
Kimbra. I’ve been a fan of hers since ever. She writes in such a raw and honest way that it speaks to me. I could listen to a song she wrote at 16 and again now and it’ll mean something completely different. She creates such a beautiful world in each of her records, and it was a welcome escape when I was younger- I would love to have that impact on someone one day.

Did your style evolve since the beginning of your career?
Yes, I never thought Neo-Soul would be where I landed but it’s what comes out of me when I sit down to write. I want it to continue to change.

Who do you see as your main competitor?
Almost everyone. I am a huge cheerleader for every one of my friends anyone who is just starting out and anyone who releases. Maybe not so much competitor but co-workers going for the same promotion?

What are your interests outside of music?
I love knitting and crocheting. If I’m not writing I am sitting on my big green sofa, knitting a blanket.

If it wasn’t a music career, what would you be doing?
I would probably be a counsellor or something in the mental health field. I love talking to people and working through issues.

What is the biggest problem you have encountered in the journey of music?
Imposter Syndrome. I think that’s every artist’s biggest problem though…


If you could change one thing in the music industry, what would it be?
I would love for the music industry to be less about who you know and how much money you have to market yourself and instead be about the talent and the person you are. There are so many hoops to jump through just to get in the room and it’s so difficult if you don’t have the right person talking you up.

If you don’t know what the industry is like (like me) it’s super difficult to navigate. Everything is just so mystified and secretive. I wish there was a foolproof plan.

Why did you choose this as the title of this project?
In this vein, I wrote during a really deep depressive episode. I have MDD, so these aren’t unusual. It’s deep but I feel that everyone can relate to feeling an emotion so intensely that you feel it in your bones, in your blood, in your veins. It’s all consuming and it feels like it’s eating you up from the inside. That’s what In the Vein is about, that intense loneliness you feel, specifically on that walk home after a night out.

What are your plans for the coming months?
Release, then gig, then Release then gig, then release then gig. Then maybe a little EP but thats just between you and me ….

Do you have any artistic collaboration plans
What message would you like to give to your fans?
Welcome 🙂

Mister Styx
Mister Styx
My name is Mister Styx and I'm a music blogger and an HVAC Engineer. I'm passionate about all kinds of music, from rock to hip-hop, Jazz, and Reggae as a matter of fact I am always eager to hear new sounds as music has no barrier, and I'm always looking for new sounds to explore. Hop on lets go fetch for some new sounds!

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