Following the success of singles “Pennies in the snow”, “Sticks and Stones” and “Dejavu” all being placed in high profile series such as Private Practice and movies such as Blue Crush 2, Farryl Purkiss will reach US fans once more as the movie “Ways To Live Forever” opens in select cinemas today.
“Ways to Live forever” is not only the title to the internationally acclaimed film but also the theme song to the drama, which Farryl Purkiss had written for the Ben Chaplin movie. The film was first released in the UK and Spain in late 2010 and is based on the Sally Nicolls book, which centers around 12-year old Sam who has leukemia. Although the adults in his life don’t want him to dwell on it, Sam wants to know everything about his disease and death, a possibility he might face. In this poignant yet ultimately uplifting tale, Sam and his family face the immensity of an uncertain future with love, humor, and a touch of the unexpected. For more on the film go to http://www.waystoliveforevermovie.com/home/
Farryl recorded the single “Ways To Live Forever” with producer Kieran Kelly and included it on his 2013 album release, “Home”.
What the press have to say about Farryl’s “Home” album:
“Home. Devoted to his wife, it explores the full scale of the human heart – everything from despair to self-doubt, death, discovery and devotion – and is remarkably authentic. It also happens to be a really fucking fantastic listen.” GQ Magazine South Africa
“What happened to the rustic folk-guitar jangles, strummed psyche-pop hues and baroque Tim Buckley-esque balladry that fuelled Purkiss’ previous album, Fruitbats & Crows? Well, it’s all here, it’s just evolved into a more mature, crafted and confident pop medium” – Rolling Stone magazine, 3.5 out of 5
“The album is a poignant reflection on belonging, with the cover – illustrated with a bearded pipe smoker – evoking the romantic sentiment of a simple, poetic life stripped of excess and clutter. Ofcourse Purkiss is still young and not quite yet the wise, bearded smoker on the cover, he sums up the album manifesto with the words ‘Live for what you said you would when you were young.’ Sounds pretty wise to me.” – The Big Issue
“This album is a poignant triumph, slightly less radio-friendly than Fruitbats & Crows, but with a much stronger personality“– The New Age, 4.5 out of 5
“Singer-Songwriter Farryl Purkiss is, superficially, the archetypal solo artist – an operator who can make a considerable impact with only an acoustic guitar and his voice. This album rather ruins that cliché, but in a good way. Purkiss is joined by a crack band that includes strings and a banjo. The result, not surprisingly, is a sound that’s a good deal fuller than fans of his early stuff might expect.” – The Citizen, 7 out of 10
“First track in and you can tell Farryl Purkiss means business. This album is the old, tried tested and golden method of creating something for someone and then giving it to the world.” – Muse magazine, 8.5 out of 10