FEATURE: NARC. Compilation Album #15 – Faithful Johannes – Different | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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As we celebrate our 15th birthday this month, we’re continuing our tradition of giving you, dear Constant Readers, a very special gift in the form of our annual Compilation Albumavailable to download via our Bandcamp page for free!

Here, we focus on the track contributed by Faithful Johannes

An established voice among local music aficionados, Faithful Johannes’ new EP …Is Hopeful has made for a comforting chink of light amidst 2021’s grim first quarter. A standout from the four-track release, Different is, in his own words, “a DIY disco tune about feeling constrained as a teenager by your parents’ religious beliefs.”

Replacing the original version’s bass-synth groove with a gloriously homemade medley of pots ‘n’ pans beats, this new alternate version re-contextualises its lyrical tale into something that’s “a bit slower, warmer and fuzzier, and which I think has more emotional impact – though with less floor-filler potential!” In a profoundly non-religious sense…thank God for Faithful Johannes! 

 

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