Thomas Farnon is a British composer and musician from Guernsey. He’s better known as soundtrack composer and he has worked frequenty with Lorne Balfe, Rupert Gregson Williams and Hans Zimmer whilst contributing music for films such as: ‘The Legend of Tarzan’, ‘Hacksaw Ridge’, ‘The Ridiculous 6’, ‘Wonder Woman’, ‘Churchill’, ‘Dough’, ‘American Hero’, and many more.
He announced a new solo full-length. Solace is out on June 21st and it is his first choral album, exploring the subtlety and beauty of the human voice. It features London Voices Choir, directed by Terry Edwards and the cellist Peter Gregson who has also worked with Jóhann Jóhannsson and Max Richter. Today we have the pleasure to premiere the track “I Will Try” which shows the evocative vibes of the sound. The choir are singing in Sanskrit, with words around trying, perseverance and pain.
His words about the track: “‘l Will Try’ is the emotional centrepiece of my album ‘Solace’ – When someone is uncertain they can achieve something but battle on and try. A kind of selfless perseverance I find hugely moving and I try to evoke in this track. The Choir are singing in Sanskrit as to avoid religious connotations but using the ability of the voice to evoke so many emotions and sensations. The human voice carries so much life, and each one has its own story; it gives the best chance for people to feel something and feel connected to the music.”
Check the track also via SoundCloud.