It is often said that good music is heard, but great music is felt. After working his way through several music labels, contributing to the phenomenon that was Hennypalooza and offering his thoughts on multiple successful podcasts, Rory Farrell has tried his hand at releasing his own album. While he isn’t necessarily singing or rapping on any tracks, the LP draws on many of his lived experiences. From the challenges of early fatherhood to a failed engagement and beyond, the project’s visuals, lyrics, sound and delivery reflect who he has presented himself to be to his listeners, friends and supporters for nearly a decade. Along the way, he pulls in many of his friends from around the industry to help tell this story, including Ari Lennox, Jay Electronica, dvsn and D.R.A.M to name a few. Not to be forgotten, the project features production from the likes of Nineteen85, Bink and Trackademiks among others.
Three years in the making, Rory Farrell has delivered his debut studio LP, I Thought It’d Be Different, is available on streaming services. In its honesty and vulnerability, the project reflects a young man who experienced a lot of highs and lows in his 20s and is now looking to turn the next page in his early 30s. By definition, it is music, but it could be described as an audible diary or journal entry. Check out the album below and be on the lookout for more visuals to come from multi-hyphenate creative.