Home Music New Artist Highlight: Faron Sage Brings a New Model to Rap and a New World Order in New Single, ‘No Different’ [Video Premiere]

New Artist Highlight: Faron Sage Brings a New Model to Rap and a New World Order in New Single, ‘No Different’ [Video Premiere]

New Artist Highlight: Faron Sage Brings a New Model to Rap and a New World Order in New Single, ‘No Different’ [Video Premiere]


There’s an fascinating spoken phrase phenomenon within the UK that many stateside punters will not be conscious of; a mixture of the basic, stream of consciousness-style poetry and conventional hip hop-style rap that’s been fairly widespread in Blighty however by no means had a lot of a toehold in North America. Apart from the TikTok well-known Louis Theroux jape, “My cash don’t jiggle; it folds,” there actually aren’t too many fashionable examples of this mashup on both facet of the pond, nevertheless it was fairly widespread within the 90s and 00s. For reference, assume Nada Surf’s “Well-liked” or, possible probably the most well-known instance, Blur’s “Parklife,” which options actor Phil Daniels on the spoken phrase lyrics. Only a few, nevertheless, have turned this type of poetry right into a full musical identification. Enter Faron Sage.

Someplace on the nook of “Park Life” Gorillaz is definitely the place one can discover Faron Sage. Created as an animated character whose cheeky persona mitigates the hard-hitting political lyrics to be present in practically each observe launched, the mission has gained a loyal following on YouTube, each for its anarchic but plain-speaking type and its stark visualizers. Ranging from, not surprisingly, 2020, the mission started releasing jazz fusion-forward tracks with an aggressive spoken phrase verse over prime. The Zappa-esque music works nicely with the chaotic meter of the lyrics, however deliberately does nothing to clean them out. That is Audio system’ Nook in digital kind: loud, brash and meant to trigger a stir.

“No Different” is the most recent launch from Faron Sage and, in typical trend, it pulls no punches. Lashed to a jazzy bassline with comparatively minimal music, surrounding, the cartoon character is straight away off on a tear as quickly because the observe begins, discussing all of the political ills of the trendy world. The “refrain,” because it had been, is the conclusion of the primary verse that there’s “No Different” to the present mess the world is in. What’s stunning, nevertheless, is the following verse turns it round and provides another. It comes with essential considering on an enormous scale and thus the choice presents as fairly utopian, which is uncommon in these instances, nevertheless it’s good to see Mr. Sage isn’t all doom and gloom. There may be another: social evolution, and it’s potential.

Closing third of “No Different” has a musical break of fairly cartoonish nature, which not solely fuels the call-and-response argument of the observe but additionally works fairly nicely with the animated video. Carried out in a whimsical, Sixties submit fashionable advert type, the video for “No Different” is extra narrative and fewer visualizer in comparison with different Faron Sage movies like “Standing Quo” and “Complete.” It additionally options extra talking characters than standard, as movies like “Wake Up the World” and “Head or Tail,” which solely characteristic the mission’s essential character, the additionally 60s-stylized Faron Sage. Because it’s an argument inside a tune, it make sense to have a story slightly than a monologue. The animation itself is an enormous a part of Faron Sage and it definitely helps to drive the purpose of “No Different” residence.

Fame isn’t one thing that considerations the creators of Faron Sage, and that’s evident in the best way the music and movies are introduced, so followers of this type shouldn’t take this mission as a herald of a brand new spoken phrase pattern. What stated creators hope, nevertheless, is that their work is catchy and thought-provoking sufficient to get folks to vary their thoughts and understand that we’re not, actually, doomed to remain caught within the present system. There may be by no means “No Different;” actually, options abound. We simply need to consider in them.

“No Different” is out now and out there to stream on Spotify. Try Faron Sage’s YouTube for extra of those thought-provoking movies.



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