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ANDREW FARSTAR'S MUSIC

ALBUMS

ANDREW FARSTAR (remastered)
Released: March 15, 2018

This is a remastered version of Andrew Farstar’s debut album. Featuring all of his original materials and adaptations of classical and traditional tunes, this album showcases Farstar’s abilities to create music and sound that is uniquely his own.

 

The music was produced by several talented producers from Australia, Europe and America. Farstar worked closely as a co-producer in this album to create the sound and style that he envisioned.

 

The highlights of this album are the new recording of “Stars Won’t Lie (My Destiny)”, a duet with Caroline Joy (a UK opera singer) in “Love Sonata (Beethoven’s Sonata Pathetique)”, “Goodbye Is Not Forever” and 2 smooth Jazz instrumental pieces of his songs.

 

The music in this album ranges from Pop, Smooth Jazz to Classical Crossover with Farstar’s trade mark smooth vocal performance.
METAMORPHOSIS
Released: December 10, 2017

After thousands of Youtube views and radio airplays in Europe and North America plus thousands of Spotify streams, Andrew Farstar is releasing his second album. Known as a singer songwriter with smooth voice, Andrew has transformed his style from a more “adult oriented” music of Jazz and Pop AC to reach younger fans.

 

Metamorphosis is a change of direction of Farstar’s music with the emphasis on edgy Pop sound and the trendy EDM. Farstar has previously flirted a little with these genres of music but now he put them all together in this album which also features all of his original materials.

 

Asked why he changed his music direction now, Farstar replies: “Well, this album is more like a proclamation of my eclectic taste in music. I had a lot of fun making the album and experimenting with new sounds…”

 

Working with different producers from US and Europe for this album, Farstar’s new album sounds like a mixture of Justin Bieber, Charlie Puth and Maroon 5, proving that  he is not afraid to new musical adventures and territories.

 

In this album Farstar collaborated with Dylan (a young L.A. Hip Hop artist) and Yuri (a Japanese female vocalist, on the Japanese version of “My Infatuation”). There’s even the sound of Gregorian chant in his song “Love Is”.

 

Metamorphosis is unique, not only that it will please younger listener but also older ones as some of the lyrics in his songs show some maturity, not just having fun and parties.

SINGLES

STARS WON'T LIE (MY DESTINY)

Released: Mar. 16, 2018

This is a sweet Pop Rock Ballad song produced by Greg Giacona and co-produced by Farstar himself. Farstar vocal delivery in this song ranges from his trade mark smooth vocal to strong and full of emotion towards the end, showcases his musical and artistic ability.

Fans of a more adult oriented Pop AC and Soft Rock will definitely like the music as well as casual Easy Listening crowd
YOU DON'T HAVE TO SAY YOU LOVE ME
Released: Feb. 24, 2018

This is a cover version of the top 60's hit "You Don't Have To Say You Love Me" made famous by Dusty Springfield.

 

The arrangement is of Jazz/Blues arrangement that sounds very energetic, modern but still true to the song's essence. You can hear Andrew's performance here that is full of soul and emotion.

 

Regarding the making process of this single, Farstar has worked with a top class audio engineer to handle the mixing for this song. Here's a quote from Andrew: "...I have been working with my mixing engineer David who has worked with Aretha Franklin, Leonard Cohen, John Mayer and Jennifer Lopez just to name a few. I feel very privileged to have this opportunity to work with him..."

 

TOP OF THE WORLD
Released: Feb. 3, 2018

A Big Band/Jazz version of the famous song by The Carpenters. This is quite a fresh take of this famous classic song.

 

You can hear how Farstar’s vocal performance on this song really getting into the mood of Swing Jazz with his clever yet sweet interpretation.

 

CRY ME A RIVER
Released: Nov. 17, 2017

Fans of smooth Jazz will definitely love the new Jazz number by Andrew Farstar. Acclaimed to be his best performance yet, He revisits Cry Me a River – a famous song from decades ago. Andrew sings this song with emotion, vulnerability, gentleness and tenderness that only he can deliver.

 

I DON'T WANT TO LOSE YOUR LOVE
Released: Oct. 1, 2017

The month of October saw a new single release by Andrew Farstar titled "I Don't Want to Lose Your Love".

This song is Andrew Farstar’s tribute to John O’Banion – the original performer of this past hit. Farstar’s take on this song is both fresh and edgy, while still faithful to the song’s soul. The prominent sound of electric guitars brings this music into Pop-Rock territory.

AMAYADORI 
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

Amyadori is a Japanese song made popular by Mayumi Itsuwa, who is known as the “Carole King” of Japan. Andrew Farstar revisits this song in a totally new and fresh interpretation by combining traditional and modern elements in the musical arrangement.

 

This project demonstrates Andrew’s capability in singing in different languages. So far he has sung in English, Italian and Chinese, and now in Japanese. “I hope my Japanese fans will like this song…” says Farstar, who is also planning to sing in different languages in the future.

 

Andrew produced this song himself working together with talented musicians from US and Europe creating a catchy and edgy sound that will definitely please his younger fans. As a versatile singer-songwriter, this project has added more variety to his repertoire which ranges from Jazz and Pop to Classical Crossover.

WHEN YOU LOOK IN MY EYES - Singles (in 2 versions) released May 18, 2017

For the fans of David Foster, Toto or Jay Graydon, the latest release from Andrew Farstar will surely satisfy their thirst. This past underground West Coast hit has been revived by Andrew’s interpretation. With new arrangement - while staying faithful to the original - is pleasantly refreshing.

 

“This is one of my favourite songs for a long time. To finally singing it is like a dream come true to me. I also feel honoured to have worked with some talented musicians to create this music…” says Andrew.

 

Andrew’s smooth voice delivers this song as if it was especially written for him. While the piano as the main instrument here is played by Greg Giacona whose style is very much like David Foster. The result is a pure delight