My Music DNA: Kean Farrar

Kean Farrar’s alternative R&B casts a magnetic allure on listeners. The 21-year-old has become an insider tip following a handful of underground tracks, earning praise from tastemakers and attention from the fashion world. The emergence of the Persian-American artist is set to accelerate with the release of his new single Always Come Around.

Produced by Platinum-certified hitmaker Stickle, Always Come Around pulsates with the irresistible sensuality that defines Kean’s music. The result is forward-thinking R&B for 2021, with some nostalgic, old school touches.

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Kean Farrar’s new single is Always Come Around Photo: Shirin Esione

What was the first song that made an impact on you?

I can´t even remember which one was the first. My older brother loaded tons of tracks onto an MP3 player for me. Everything from Green Day to 50 Cent. I was obsessed with all of it.

What was the first single you bought?

Smack That by Akon featuring Eminem

What was the first album you owned?

The Massacre by 50 Cent

What’s your constant go to track?

Right now, it’s Lonely Daze by Ginuwine.

What’s your constant go to album?

Trilogy by The Weeknd and Untrue by Burial.

Who’s your latest music discovery?

It’s not new, but Don’t You Forget It by Glenn Lewis. It’s a song from 2002 I did not know until my friend showed me recently. Really great song.

What’s your own track that best defines you as an artist?

Honestly, all of them. Each one of them defined me at a given time. Right now, it’s Always Come Around, my latest release.

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