Talking Tunes Podcast: German/Norwegian Farao on Producing Music for Herself and Others

“I always start with the beat and decide from the very beginning what kind of vibe the song should have from the beat, for me at least that’s one of the most deciding factors of what kind of song you’re making” – Farao

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Hey, music lovers – My name is Vakle and I’m a music producer. On the Talking Tunes podcast, I invite artists in to share about the songwriting and production of one of their songs! It’s a podcast that centers women and gender minorities, and gives artists a little free space to really go deep about their work. Today, we’re talking with Farao.

I am talking to Norwegian Farao currently based in Berlin. Farao is a music producer, in love with 80’s sounds, samples and synths.

We’re talking about Marry Me which is Farao’s favorite song from her album Pure-O. Farao writes a lot of her songs from perspectives other than her own, trying to get into the characters of the song, and this is also how she wrote Marry Me!

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“I always start with the beat and decide from the very beginning what kind of vibe the song should have from the beat, for me at least that’s one of the most deciding factors of what kind of song you’re making”
-Farao

She gives us a tour of her Berlin studio filled with new and old school synths and how she transitioned from working a lot on hardware to software synths – though still loving the hardware – wonder what reasons one would have to do that? Hmm. 😉 This will also be revealed in the podcast!

We talk about how she builds up a production from starting with a great beat to ending with the full production and which parts are most important to her in the production.

Farao also produced Greta’s album who features in the last episode of Talking Tunesclick here to listen to it now!

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