FM PREMIERE: Faïnn comes back and sparkles with ‘Golden’

"The scariest thing I have done is to walk away from my full time career teaching music"
14 April 2023

The future is Golden for Nashville-based songstress Faïnn with her enticing new release.

Most of us can relate to the hard times life throws our way – heartache, job changes, dealing with grief and starting over. But not everybody has the satisfaction of moving backwards. Faïnn is an amazing artist and vocal coach and her new track, Golden, is her way of expressing gratitude to her husband for standing by her side. It’s a beautiful tribute to the power of love.

Music can be both a healer and a crutch, and it’s certainly something Faïnn used to continue her career, working behind the scenes in music, both in the music industry and as an assistant professor of music in a university. Faïnn was totally devastated after she sustained a vocal injury which caused her to have zero faith in vocal coaches and she stopped singing altogether. Seeing her world literally fall apart was absolutely devastating and full of raw emotion.

With a whole lot of soul searching and confidence building, Faïnn decided she wanted to know more about the cause of her vocal injury and the subsequent speech and singing therapy she received, and retrained as a vocal coach herself. Now with a thriving private client list, she has returned to the same University to continue working with the students in her new role. She was finally diagnosed with muscle tension dysphonia in late 2021, potentially the cause of the vocal injury which affected her earlier singing career, and hasn’t looked back since!  

Faïnn shared: “The scariest thing I have done is to walk away from my full time career teaching music, knowing how much it has both healed and broken me in the past. Singing has always been my passion, but after a complete loss of trust and confidence in my undergraduate years, I just didn’t know what my voice was. It was too painful both emotionally and physically to keep going. I thought that working in the industry behind the scenes would be enough for me but it turns out, it wasn’t! Golden is a single written as a thank you to my ever-supportive husband, Jeremy, who is always there, he’s always got my back, and is behind me every step of the way. It sounds cheesy, but he’s just the nicest human being, and he is my world!”

Since making the decision to begin performing again herself, Faïnn has released three singles across 2022, with a full EP to release later this year. Golden is the second song from the EP, following up from the successful release of Sometimes in 2022, and was written alongside good friend and colleague Julie Lavery

With close friend Femke Weidema having recorded the piano and overseen some of the production, the original plan was for the song to be almost acoustic. The valuable input from Spencer Broschard to finish it out meant it took on a life of its own and developed into something much more – a fitting tribute both to Jeremy, and as the stepping stone to something much bigger with the forthcoming EP.