Announces new AA-single 7″, “Honesty” b/w “Surrounded”
7″ due 15th March on Headcount Records
“Everything Fake Laugh man Kamran Khan touches comes sprinkled with magic dust…wide-eyed, perfect pop.” – DIY
“Sometimes, an artist encapsulates the feeling of a carefree sunny day so well in their music, it’s hard not to feel buoyant when you’re listening to them” – Crack Magazine
“‘Better For Me’ is a hazy, evocative slice of left field indie songwriting that speaks eloquently about the everyday dislocation presented by technology overload. ” – Clash
Hot on the heels of his eponymous debut LP and follow-up single, Fake Laugh aka Kamran Khan is primed to drop yet two more bangers for the kids, in the form of a new double A-Side. The driving, dream-pop bop that is ‘Honesty’ features guest vocals from Poppy Hankinof previous tour-mates Girl Ray, whilst the skittish, social commentary of ‘Surrounded’ hurtles along, set against a backdrop of razor-sharp melodies and instant-hit hooks. The singles will be released digitally – ‘Honesty’ on 1st February and ‘Surrounded’ on 8th March – with the physical 7″ release on 15th March. Preorder here.
Today he airs “Honesty“, saying: “Lyrically, Honesty isn’t really a song about honesty. It’s more about being frustrated with someone who lacks the ability to keep their thoughts in their head, #nofilter, you know? I think it contains one of the larger choruses I’ve written, Theo Verney who I worked on the single with, kept comparing it to Justin Timberlake during recording. It’s a lofty comparison but I’m happy to accept it.”
Having recently relocated from Berlin to London and in the midst of touring duty for The Japanese House, Kam has continued writing and performing under the Fake Laugh alias which he humbly began in 2013, inspired by left-field pop artists such as Broadcast, Weezer, Chris Cohen and XTC. His most recent release ‘Better for Me’ has gained over 4 million plays on YouTube whilst its sister track ‘On Loop’ enjoyed radio support from Lauren Laverne and Steve Lamacq.
For the naturally gifted songwriter and musician, who plays all instruments on his recordings, the plan from here is simple: more singles in the form of 7” vinyl until it’s time to reveal the big one… the second Fake Laugh album. So strap yourself in and enjoy the vibes.