Inspired #0033 - Farrah
Rising British-Iranian singer Farrah is back with her new single ‘Nothing’, showing off her unique blend of RnB. She took a moment to talk to us about the world of Motown and all things that inspire her.
Who are your top three musical inspirations?
Her voice and stage presence have always had me in total awe. The Stripped album is my favourite album of all time - I listened to it constantly growing up.
He never had it easy whilst pursuing and maintaining a career in music but he persevered because he recognised his gift. I get such chills every time I watch old live footage of him.
Berry Gordy Jr.
For giving the world Motown.
Is there a certain film that inspires you?
Most films I watch inspire me but one that springs to mind is Interstellar. I think it’s important to put yourself into perspective sometimes and remember you’re just a tiny dot in the universe no matter how big or small your problems and even achievements might seem. The soundtrack by Hans Zimmer is pretty breathtaking too.
What city do you find the most inspiring?
London, 100%. I’m constantly surrounded by people with different backgrounds, cultures, languages, stories and ambitions. The city makes me hungrier to go after what I want in life because every day something or someone inspires me.
Who is the most inspiring person to you?
I’d be lying if I chose one. I’m inspired by countless people, from my sister who works tirelessly as a doctor, to my dad who moved here from Iran on his own at the age of eighteen to chase his dreams, to my eighty-three year old grandma who volunteers abroad, to an Uber driver I had recently who lives across the world from his wife and kids so he can give them a better life. Everyone inspires me in their own special way... unless they’re an arrogant douchebag.
How would you like to inspire people?
All my music so far is really honest. By writing about my struggles and feelings I hope to encourage people to open up and communicate more rather than suffering in silence. If my music can make anyone feel less alone then my job is done. This isn’t to say I’ll never write some light-hearted, feel-good stuff at some point too though!