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Darren is currently working on an album only known as Depth Perception Zero. Visit www.darrenfarris.com for more information on Darren's music and his many ongoing projects!
Growing up in a musical family, Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter Darren Farrisâs path seemed to be cut for a musical life. Farris' mother, Lois Faye, was the lead singer of The Waylighters, a popular touring band in the 70's. A young Farris was never left out of the band. "Oh yeah, I really had little choice but to love music," Farris explains, "There was always practicing, writing music, and musicians [coming] in and out of our home."
Farris describes being raised in a rock band atmosphere. "Music was just all around me - acid rock, power-pop, country, and even spiritual. My mom was playing during some pivotal changes in pop music, so I was exposed to all of that," Farris says, "Every time a new single would be hot on the charts, we would have to rush out to the record store and pick up the 45 (rpm record). They would play them over and over, until they got it down."
After being raised the first five years of his life in the heart of Chicago, moving to the more rural setting of Tennessee gave Farris a wide cultural perspective to draw from. "Yeah, I have always had to deal with the âfish out of water syndromeâ," Farris says of an early childhood of moving from place to place. About 70 miles outside Memphis, he was heavily influenced by the wide array of music being pumped out on the Memphis airwaves. Farris muses about the glory days of cutting school to hang out with local blues session musicians such as Alabama Smith on the world famous Beale Street. "I had this very small circle of friends and we were all into rock and roll and understanding the roots of it [rock music]. We did so many crazy things, it's a wonder I am here to tell the story."
Farris' 2008 album âPsychopathic Issuesâ was a testament to always taking the road less traveled and not looking back. "It was actual therapy for me, no pun intended," laughs Farris, as he describes his experience writing the album. The album spawned three singles. Most notably from the album was the melodramatic tale of love gone wrong 'Jenna,' which propelled Farris and his Psychopathic Issues into the newly expanding internet music scene. Clear Channel radio took special notice of 'Jenna's' significant play counts and popularity and featured Farris on the front page of the Calendar section for over 300 radio stations across the U.S. The unexpected exposure gave Farris a strong footing and fan requests, play counts flooded in so heavily that he decided to delay the release of his next single to better exploit on the success of 'Jenna.'
Just weeks after the 2008 release of "Psychopathic Issues," and as 'Jenna' was gaining momentum, Farris' father died. The death of his father sent him into social reclusion for several months, distancing himself from the music industry and his new-found fans. In the spring of 2009 Farris emerged from his hiatus and resumed promotion efforts for "Psychopathic Issues" with a deep space, broadcast transmission of his single "Save Me." The deep space transmission garnered him several press headlines and put him second only to The Beatles for similar deep space broadcasts and the first American musician to accomplish such a feat. Darren is currently working on an album only known as Depth Perception Zero.