Farhan Akhtar releases his brilliant new single titled ‘Pain or Pleasure’ – Exclusive

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Farhan Akhtar has released the new single, ‘Pain Or Pleasure, the latest track to be taken from his upcoming debut album Echoes, out April 12th. With his tuneful, universal debut album, this gifted musician is ready to speak to people in a fresh and cool new way.

Another new vibe from this amazing album, ‘Pain or Pleasure’ features brilliant vocals with a grungy, rough flavor, which is reminiscent of the likes of Chris Rea, Tom Petty and Marc Knopfler. This vibrantly wicked groove has a strong bassline punctuated with slick guitar licks.

Get a sneak listen here

The new single follows the release of ‘Seagull’, which was originally written as a poem 25 years ago, the song deals with the aftermath of a relationship that had reached a premature end.

Echoes is the story of Farhan’s life, a set of classic-sounding, self-written songs that reflect a childhood steeped in the greats of both Indian music and of western rock and pop – the tender album track ‘Why Couldn’t It Be Me’ echoes the subtle tones of Nick Drake whilst the debut single ‘Rearview Mirror’ channels the timelessness of early Bowie.

Witten by Farhan and recorded in Milan, the rich, melodic album was produced by Grammy-winning producer Tommaso Colliva (Franz Ferdinand, Jesus and Mary Chain, Muse).

We cannot wait to hear the whole album!

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