THE FAIM have shared HUMANS, the first single from their forthcoming debut album, STATE OF MIND, which will be released on 13 September via BMG. The track was produced with Patrick Morrisey [Weezer, Pharrell] and David Dahlquist [Aurora, Fletcher] in New York and Los Angeles, and includes a great balance of unique pop-rock sounds, rounded out with lush live elements and a massive, resonant chorus.
The band explain: “Humans is about embracing the unique qualities that make up who we are, from our individual character and personality traits, to our strengths and weaknesses. These diverse characteristics, and how they evolve throughout our lives, show us what it means to be human and how connected we all actually are.”
Listen to ‘Humans’ – BELOW:
THE FAIM unveiled their debut EP, SUMMER IS A CURSE, last year and wasted no time in creating music for their first full length album STATE OF MIND. Over the course of two years, the group worked with numerous producers to craft a collection of songs that showcase a vast range of styles and tones. The tracks, recorded mostly in various studios in Los Angeles, reveal how THE FAIM have evolved since their inception. The lyrics come from emotions and experiences personal to the musicians as a whole, with each song centering on an idea that’s relatable to both themselves and their listeners. STATE OF MIND reveals a band on the rise, and a group of artists who are all about making genuine songs that bring people together and create a community.
“We write from an honest place, and that’s something we always want to stay true to,” says front man Josh Raven. “It has to resonate with us for it to be relatable to our fans. On this album, it was about connecting with ourselves and exploring our influences and our own talent. If we stick to who we are and what we feel, hopefully everyone else will find something in the music too.”
STATE OF MIND includes eight brand new songs in addition to the previously released singles SUMMER IS A CURSE and AMELIE. If you were able to catch THE FAIM on tour in the UK earlier this year, you may also have heard them play BEAUTIFUL DRAMA and INFAMOUS, two additional standout songs on the album.
• TONGUE TIED
• SUMMER IS A CURSE
• BEAUTIFUL DRAMA
• BUYING TIME
• WORDS APART
• WHERE THE RIVER RUNS
• STATE OF MIND
THE FAIM will be continuing their STATE OF MIND WORLD TOUR throughout August and September, which sees them headline cities across the UK and Europe alongside festival appearances, as follows:
Tue 27 DUBLIN Academy 2
Wed 28 BELFAST Oh Yeah
Thu 29 EDINBURGH Sneaky Pete’s
Fri 30 LIVERPOOL Arts Club
Sat 31 SHEFFIELD Corporation
Sun 01 NORWICH Epic Studios
Wed 04 LUXEMBOURG Den Atelier
Thu 05 MUNSTER Skaters Palace
Sat 07 WARSAW Hydrozagadka
Sun 08 BERLIN Lollapalooza
Tue 10 BREMEN Tower
Wed 11 PRAGUE Meet Factory
Fri 13 GOTTINGEN NDR2 Soundcheck Festival
Sat 14 BADEN-BADEN SWR3 New Pop Festival
Over the past year, THE FAIM have built a strong following around the world, from Australia to Europe to the USA. They’ve performed at Download Festival, Slam Dunk, Reading and Leeds, and toured with PVRIS, Against the Current, Sleeping with Sirens and Andy Black. In 2018 THE FAIM performed 100 shows across three continents and thirteen countries, whilst in 2019 the band embarked on their first headline tour, selling out shows in cities such as London, Sydney, Amsterdam and Hamburg.
SUMMER IS A CURSE has become a bona fide hit in Germany, reaching #12 on the airplay charts after being aired 24,000 times on German radio, and the band also scored the soundtrack to the global Coca-Cola advertising campaign for Coke Zero, which was shown in 18 countries worldwide.