KING FARO made it to the interview seat this month, as his track Auto Love was a big hit with you guys! The RnB/hip-hop experimentalist has since dropped another track, Ballroom X…it’s the perfect time to check out the latest masterpiece…and to get acquainted with the man behind those out-of-sight beats!
NLM: Hey how you doing? Please introduce the person behind King Faro.
KF: Hey, I’m doing well! Thanks for having me, I appreciate the opportunity. I would say King Faro is more of an idea rather a person.(lol) That might come off as strange but ideas are the only way to shift the culture. I look at life as if I’m painting. I could have all the colors of paint in the world but if I don’t have an “idea” what’s the point? I want to be remembered as more than just another musician who came and went. Music is all about feeling and being able to relate to certain situations which is why I never hold back on a record. I say the things that most people are too afraid to. I speak vicariously through the lonely hearts of the youth.
NLM: You recently released your track Auto Love. What’s the story behind that track?
KF: First off, much love to Amir Abbassy over at AllDefDigital for believing in the idea and posting the video. It’s currently sitting at over 20K views so yea much respect to him. Also shout out to the team UltraCulture. AutoLove is a story of letting go. I know personally how hard letting go of someone or something is but, if you don’t let go, you’re only hurting yourself and them. That track is basically for everyone who has ever felt that way.
NLM: What’s the reception been like since its release?
KF: Mostly positive which is a blessing because people are actually relating you know? I’ve had fans DM me saying how I inspire them. That alone is why I chose to make music so as far as I know, my dreams are coming true. I mean you will always have those people who don’t understand or maybe just don’t want to but I appreciate that as well. Someone wise once told me that ridicule is just curiosity most of the time. As long as people are giving an opinion I don’t mind at all. At least they’re listening.
NLM: How would you describe your sound to potential fans?
KF: LIT (lol). I think myself and the team have figured out how to deliver great production along with catchy melodies but still continue to tell a story and get out a certain POV. I like to dance so that’s always a goal when it comes to a record. If you consider yourself a dope individual then we should have no problems vibing out haha.
NLM: You have pretty neat discography. What’s your proudest work and why?
KF: Well, I just recently released a song on Spotify titled “Ballroom x” which is a really special song to me but as of right now Auto Love remains my proudest work just because it exceeded the plans we had for it. But, I have a lot of unreleased music that I love and am very proud of.
NLM: Let’s take a look into your early life…what did you do before getting involved in music?
KF: I used to attend Kean University is Union NJ. I was studying to be a graphic designer which was cool but I always felt like I could be doing something much more important and plus college is crazy (lol). I went for a full year before I left and ended up at a community college which wasn’t any better. I left there after a semester and just decided to focus on music.
NLM: Who are your musical or non-musical influences?
KF: Drake is a big musical influence for me (go figure, right? Haha). Just his wordplay and confidence on a track are to be admired. I’m also a big Travis Scott fan. His production and stage presence are remarkable. King Krule is another. I know weird right haha. He’s just so believable and authentic. It’s amazing. outside of music I would say my mom is a big influence. She’s probably my biggest fan which is great. I’ve disappointed her a lot in the past but she continues to believe in me no matter what.
NLM: If you were to collaborate with just ONE chart-topping artist of today, who would it be?
KF: Justin Bieber has been making some pretty dope music lately! I would definitely be honored to work with him.
NLM: What are your plans for the rest of 2015 and beyond? Do you have any upcoming gigs/projects?
KF: I have a show coming up December 11th which is going to be great as well as a lot more music dropping very soon. The official video for “Ballroom x” which we shot in Puerto Rico is dropping soon. I have another video shoot next week for a track called “Primadona” and a couple of college radio interviews on 90.3FM and 97.5FM December 5th so yea, we should be pretty busy haha.
NLM: How can potential fans reach you?
KF: Follow me on twitter.com/KingFaro_
Also on Instagram.com/KingFaro_
As well as Soundcloud.com/KingFaro
NLM: Finally, if music didn’t exist, what other profession would you do?
KF: I would definitely be a chef. I love food haha. And once I learn how to cook 5 stars meals, you can’t tell me anything!
Thanks again for having me, I definitely appreciate it!