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Sunderland, singer-songwriter and rising star Faye Fantarrow releases her seven-track EP AWOL via Eurythmics Dave Stewart’s Bay Street Records.

It’s an intimate-sounding release, with Faye’s distinctive, soulful vocal and sincere lyrical content fizzing right at the front of the finely polished mix. The EP demonstrates the talented artist’s versatility, with tracks such as title track AWOL and The Weekend confirming her knack of crafting a snappy, rhythmic pop banger; Midas and Never Love showcase her effortless ability to dish out a tender ballad and songs Ten and Six Foot offer a more fiery RnB flavour.

AWOL was released sooner than previously planned due to the heartbreaking revelation she has been diagnosed with an extremely rare and potentially fatal Glioma brain tumour. Faye has in fact battled and beaten Leukaemia twice since she was first diagnosed at eight years old. The discovery of this new tumour, as she was recording her debut album with Stewart, came as a devastating shock.

Stewart, who discovered the 20-year-old star and has supported her as an artist, producer, co-writer and friend, adds, “Faye Fantarrow is a rare jewel from the North East. She’s from Sunderland, a city with a big heart, and there’s no bigger heart than Faye’s. As a songwriter and performer, she tells stories to make you explode with joy or weep along with her at the trichotomy of the human spirit. Faye is one of a kind and I love her dearly as a sister, a daughter, and a great music partner. We had an unbelievable time together while recording this EP. Both in search of musical freedoms, two souls laughing constantly at the joy of creativity. I love Faye Fantarrow.”

AWOL is available via all good digital distribution services. To donate to the Fight For Faye JustGiving page, click here.

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