“Own” By Far Caspian
Far Caspian (the project of Leeds, UK-based Irish musician Joel Johnston) today shared his new single, “Own,” off his forthcoming album The Last Remaining Light, due out July 14th via Tiny Library Records. Far Caspian has sold-out his first-ever three shows in the U.S. (at NYC’s Baby’s All Right and LA’s Moroccan Lounge) in March, in addition to making his SXSW debut with a packed schedule of showcases. Far Caspian is also confirmed to perform at Primavera Sound Barcelona next month, and will be touring Europe and the U.K. this fall.
“I wrote ‘Own’ about a friend who had moved away after we lived together for 4 years,” he explains. “When I was young I believed the friends I had would be my friends forever, but as I grew up I learnt that people move into different stages of life and friendship can dwindle. There’s a bittersweet thing to it: you’re sad they’ve lost contact but happy that the reason for it is because they’re busy with new things. I wanted to write a song that was from the perspective of someone hoping for the best for their friend.” “Own” follows the album’s spacious, reflective title track and pummeling, all-encompassing lead single “Arbitrary Task.”
Anchored by Johnston’s dogged attention to detail—he writes, performs, records, and mixes everything himself—Far Caspian’s music consistently feels like its own self-contained world, full of densely packed hooks and guitar-based atmospherics. With The Last Remaining Light, he’s made his most cohesive and compelling work yet. The album is the result of Johnston streamlining his approach in the studio, finding inspiration in peeling back his tracks’ layers in a way that’s both rewarding and immediate in its simplicity.
Far Caspian 2023 Tour Dates
05/30 – Barcelona, ES – Primavera Sound Festival
09/19 – Edinburgh, UK – The Speakeasy, Voodoo Rooms
09/21 – Belfast, UK – Ulster Sports Club
09/22 – Dublin, IE – The Workman’s Club
09/24 – Manchester, UK – YES (The Pink Room)
09/26 – Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club
09/27 – Nottingham, UK – Bodega Social
09/28 – Bristol, UK – Rough Trade Social
09/30 – London, UK – Islington Assembly Hall
10/07 – Amsterdam, NL – Melkweg
10/09 – Hamburg, DE – Nochtwache
10/10 – Berline, DE – KANTINE AM BERGHAIN
10/12 – Cologne, DE – artheater Köln
10/13 – Brussels, BE – Witloof Bar
10/14 – Paris, FR – Point Éphémère
Pre-order The Last Remaining Light by Far Caspian HERE
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