One of my favourite new songs #nowplaying on 22tracks’ pop playlist is Farah‘s “Gay Boy”. To my surprise, it proved a little bit controversial. Well, I got two less-than-enthusiastic tweets about it, anyway. What’s not to adore, though? “Gay Boy” is a half-spoken/half-sung ode to an unattainable love, a hilarious love song from a woman to, well, you can probably guess the rest. “I can’t just be your fag hag anymore,” pleads Farah. The music is Moroderesque ’80s pop ballad with a dash of electro. “Won’t you change your mind?”
I’m sure “Josh” is at least tempted.
Farah Folly is a Texan artist signed to the very fine Italians Do It Better label, who also put out music by nu disco trendsetters Chromatics, Glass Candy and Desire. All of whom, Farah included, are produced by the talented Johnny Jewel, with Farah’s debut album Into Eternity coming soon, apparently. I can’t wait. I met Jewel very briefly in 2008 after a Glass Candy show in Amsterdam, when I bought a CD and a T-shirt, and got another CD for free. Glass Candy’s new single “Feeling Without Touching” is also #nowplaying on the pop playlist, but not for long as next week’s update will rudely see them off. Here’s the video, for posterity: