Just in time for his birthday, INXS founder and host for “Rock Star: INXS” Andrew Farris is releasing his self-titled solo album.

Like the rest of the world, Farris’ album was delayed a year by the Covid-19 virus.

Out March 19, Farris performs songs of nature, history, love, and cultural spirituality on this world journey of music.

The album is available as a digital download, on streaming platforms, and in a special edition vinyl that features moving characters as it moves on the turntable.

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Farris spoke on the new album saying, “one of the reasons many people have warmed to country music, is that it isn’t just happy songs.  It is the sad songs; it is the gritty subjects that som e genres of music won’t go near. That is something that attracts me as a songwriter. I don’t want to chase what train everyone else is on, I want to stay true to what I do as a songwriter, and keep a frontier sense of freedom. When I was putting the album together, I steered away from cliches, plus I wanted to put my own personality in it. If my album doesn’t sound like anyone else, then that is good.”  Farris spoke on the vinyl adding, “as well as digital, I was passionate about wanting my album released on vinyl as I think music on vinyl is tangible – physically attractive with the right artwork. To me this is important in the current digital music avalanche.”

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