ANDREW FARSTAR'S MUSIC
(released on 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.
(released on February 14, 2017)
This is Andrew Farstar’s debut album featuring both original and cover songs including “Top of the World” (The Carpenters), “You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me” (Dusty Springfield) and “Walk On By” (Dionne Warwick).
Farstar’s music has been likened to Michael Buble and Michael Franks meet Air Supply. A blend of smooth Jazz and soft Rock / Adult Contemporary…but listeners will notice other interesting musical styles in this album.
“Top of the World” has been transformed into a pleasant big band tune, while “Walk On By” is now a soothing bossanova number. “You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me” has been transformed into a jazzy pop rendition with a haunting interlude never previously included by other artists.
Listeners will agree that there are no fillers in this album. The songs written and composed by Farstar himself are evidence of this. They include: “Unforgettable”, “Follow Your Heart”, “I Will Always Love You”, “Stars Won’t Lie” and “Goodbye is Not Forever”.
Farstar’s vocals flow easily from gentle to strong and from pop to operatic in many different styles.
There is also a different rendition of “Chamomile Tea” a song composed by Dana Paul Robinson. While a famous Beethoven melody from Sonata Pathetique has been turned into a lovely Classical Crossover duet.
On the album cover insert, Farstar has written about his inspiration and thoughts for each of the songs in this album. In short, every song is unique and has been produced sensitively.
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.
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".
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.
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