As Andrew Farriss gets closer to the release of his debut self-titled solo album, the founding INXS member has given fans another taster of his long-awaited full length.
A staple of the Australian music scene for more than 40 years, it might come as a surprise to some that it’s taken Farriss so long to release his debut album, but anyone would tell you that good things take time. Having released singles “Come Midnight” and “Good Momma Bad” in 2019 and 2020 respectively, last year also saw Farriss unveil his Love Makes the World EP, which intended to bridge the gap between the release of singles and his solo album, which had been delayed due to COVID.
Now, with his self-titled record on track to arrive on March 19th, Farriss has shared another single from the record, with “Run Baby Run” officially released today.
Co-written with Bruce Wallace and Phil Barton in Nashville, and recorded with some of the best players in the Tennessee capital, “Run Baby Run” is ultimately a song embodies the concept of freedom, and the notion of getting away from it all – an all-too common dream following the events of 2020.
“The idea that you can just run, you can ride your horse, you can get into your car, or you can drive off down the highway,” Farriss explains. “It is a feel good kind of song. The idea of the song is about being liberated, you always want to feel like you are young, and may the young forever run free.”
The track also comes paired by a music video, filmed near Gympie, in the Amamoor State Forest and National Park, and featuring historic heritage steam locomotive, the Mary Valley Rattler. Filled with circus performers and vaudeville characters, and telling the story of a heroine in trouble, Farriss explains that storytelling is an integral part of the songwriting process, with the clip’s concept being inspired by “the thought process of ‘movers and shakers'”.
“There are some people who are happy to fly under the radar,” Farriss explains, “and there are some people who want to be movers and shakers in the world.
“If you are going to be a mover and shaker, you have to run baby run. I knew those two phrases, I had to have in a song. I like the second verse in particular. Singing a song for the lost and disillusioned in the world! People want to feel like they have a purpose, why we are here, we have a good code to live by and that is what the song is all about.”
Andrew Farriss’ “Run Baby Run” is out today via BMG/BBR, while his debut self-titled album will be released on Friday, March 19th.
Andrew Farriss 2021 tour dates
Friday, April 9th
The Royal Hotel, Queanbeyan, NSW
Saturday, April 10th
Heritage Hotel, Bulli, NSW
Friday, April 16th
Lizottes, Newcastle, NSW
Saturday, April 17th
Manly Leagues Club, Manly, NSW
Saturday, April 23rd
Paddington RSL Club, Paddington, NSW
Saturday, April 24th
Brass Monkey, Cronulla, NSW
Friday, May 7th
Thornbury Theatre, Thornbury, VIC
Friday, May 14th
NightQuarter, Sunshine Coast, QLD
Saturday, May 15h
Fitzy’s, Loganholme, QLD
Sunday, May 16th
Wallaby Hotel, Mudgeeraba, QLD
Friday, May 21st
Freo Social, Fremantle, WA
Saturday, May 22nd
The Charles Hotel, North Perth, WA
Friday, May 28th
The Gov, Adelaide, SA
Ticketing and further information is available from Andrew Farriss’ website