Faraday is a 5-man band from the sunny island of Singapore, Bringing you Heavy Alternative Rock music to the masses. Faraday is made up of Dan on vocals, Hafidz and Chung on guitars, Zaim on bass and Irwan on drums.
How did you guys get together?
Faraday started of as a project for Dan, Zaim, Hafidz and Chung where we met in school, studying the same diploma. Halfway through the project, it came to us that we needed a drummer. Being in an acoustic club (Replug), there are not much drummers around which then made us look into the electric band club (jammerz arena) and then scouted Irwan during one of their shows. Irwan also happens to be Dan’s primary school junior.
What inspires you to create the songs that you do?
Current events, life and humans in general. We try to look for the positivity in everything which makes our songs sometimes hard to understand but we tend to dig deeper and deeper every time we write.
What do you hope for the audience to imagine or feel when they listen to your songs?
Reflect on themselves. Just like when we write our songs, we tend to reflect on how we could have done things better during our daily routine. And have a good time. You don’t need to be all emotions and feels. Just head bang and enjoy the songs!
Why do you think fellow Singaporeans can relate to your music?
Our EP was released in line with SG50. The EP “PULAU” talks about Singapore's historical events. This EP is based on the theme SG50: Re-Imagination. The songs will bring you on a journey beginning with the Japanese occupation all the way to the current state of Singapore now. Fellow Singaporeans also can relate to our music through the words that we’ve put in.
You've been on a journey with anaki. How have the last 6 months made you feel?
Anaki is different because of how they connect with the bands and how they portray the bands, always letting them shine. Anaki has this heart to provide platforms for bands to perform and share their music to the crowd and that's really amazing and awesome of them. They create a win-win situation for the band, which we think is fair and equal.
What are your hopes for Singapore circa 2050?
People will know Singapore for not just being a small little red dot in the globe. People all over the world will know Singapore as a talent hub where all different kinds of Arts come alive and be exposed to the world. Being a local band, its not really easy to be touring like the bands in the US but hopefully, in time to come, this will all be possible for all the bands in Singapore.