Toronto-based pop singer-songwriter Farahri has broken her shyness and has opened herself up to the world. Throughout her story, and as seem in her variety of Pop and R&B stylings, Farahri embodies initiatives to make courageous life choices through music. At the simple age of 15, she made the move to publicly perform with her group of friends. “I finally felt like I belonged when I was jamming with those guys,” Farahri reveals.
Last fall, she released her debut EP, entitled No Fear Just Play. Her fan base -- who are better known as the Fireflys -- has taken her music to the next level. Farahri motivates each member to break free and embrace who they are, which I think is an amazing message.
“I came to a point in my life where I felt like I couldn’t hide from my dreams anymore,” the Toronto, Canada-based artist confides. “I needed to stop fear from holding me back.”
Farahri has been nothing but busy; she has been awarded “Best Female Pop Act” in 2014 and was nominated for the same title in 2015. She has performed her songs during shows such as Miss World Canada grand finale, Miss Canada Globe finals, Miss Toronto Asia finals and Miss Universe Seattle finals all in 2014. She has built a name for herself around the world from Canada and The United States, along with shows in Mexico, Austria and Jamaica. She has also shared the stage with some well-known and iconic artists, including Usher, Chris Brown, Shaggy, Howie D. of the Backstreet Boys, Jeremih, Gyptian, Beenie Man, Elephant Man, Karl Wolf, Patti LaBelle, Sean Paul, and Massari. She is currently working on her new album, and it is said to showcase her creativity as a songwriter.
Her new music video for "Tug Of War" was recently released. Here is what Farahri had to say about the song:
“Tug of War is a story of a relationship grasping desperately at any chance of making it work. Through all the promises, the lies, the fighting and the tears, can it survive on love alone? Is it worth fighting for anymore? Sonically, this song takes you through a pop-rock/r&b journey, which is complemented by its lyrical metaphors and imagery with powerfully emotive vocals. The listener will get lost in this rollercoaster ride of love and hate. The music video was directed by Aurama films and shot in Brooklyn, NY.”
Check out the video for the song below:
I personally think this is everything that embodies what Farahri is trying to say in this song. I get a very Sia vibe in her singing, and the music video is just phenomenal and brings the story of the song to life. I can totally relate to this on a personal level. I can't wait to see what she has in store next.