Born in 1985 in Tehran, Fariman grew up in the central district of the Iranian Capital. Since his childhood, Fariman has developed a special interest in Western pop and rock music. He started at an early age playing to the melodies of major artists on international stage at that time, such as Michael Jackson, The Beatles, Bee Gees, Bob Dylan, and Eric Clapton, just to name a few. Since then, he has gradually become a genuine forerunner of new musical genres in Iran, a country that after the 1979 Islamic Revolution has prohibited foreign music, leaving the scene only to traditional motifs.
Fariman started his musical career as a self-learner in early 2000s by studying the notes and voices of his favorite international singers. He learnt piano, guitar at the age of 17, and started performing as solo singer when he was 20. Since then, he has been composing his own lyrics and producing his own sound, becoming thus a 360-degree musician able to independently create music from scratch.
In 2009, he became increasingly known as the first Iranian who sings fluently in English. His videos bear Western pop music industry’s influence, contrary to other Iranian contemporary singers who have been mostly performing in Persian following Iranian/Eastern musical base. Fariman soon started to be considered the first Iranian singer based in Iran to sing both in English and Persian and produce high quality videos with special effects unseen until that moment in Iran.
Fariman released his first single track on January 25, 2010, by the name “They won’t understand”. Six months later he released “They won’t understand” short film as his first official music video, featuring professional make-up artists and imported costumes, a huge leap forward on Iranian musical scene at that time. The music video was broadcast on many Iranian channels, until it became viral, especially on PMC music channel and GEM music TV, with over 40 million views. His next successful single track was “Stay with me” featuring the well-known Iranian R&B singer Amir Tataloo, released on 25 Aug 2011.
Notwithstanding this extraordinary success, Fariman has been prevented by the Iranian authorities to perform publicly. During his gig at the Saadabad Cultural & Historical Complex concert hall “Evan Attar”, in Spring 2011, Fariman was brought down from the stage and told that his music is too Western and the beats too rock’n’roll to be performed in Iran. While deeply affected by this bitter memory, Fariman has ever since been denied to perform publicly in his own country.
Fariman never gave up and he kept writing and producing his new song with the fresher sounds after all of those tough challenges he faced. Fariman’s following commercial hits were “Toro ba hameye khoobiat” and “Begoo ba man mimooni”, both released in Summer 2012. In 2018 Fariman collaborated with other Iranian musicians, creating a song “Champion” in support of the Iranian national football team at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. “To ye marizi baby” and “Never give up” released 2020, were both produced in cooperation with the American rapper “2Deep the Southern President”.
On July 12, 2021 he released a new single track titled “In Zendegi Male Mane” which translates to “This Life is Mine”. The song’s message is about living life on your own terms and not allowing others to dictate your choices.
The lyrics encourage listeners to be themselves and to live their lives in whatever way they choose, without worrying about societal norms or other people’s expectations.
The song has received positive reviews from both fans and critics, with many praising its message of individuality and self-empowerment. It is expected to become a hit among Fariman’s fans and to attract new listeners who are drawn to its uplifting and positive message.
Fariman’s recent music release as a single track with the Italian legendary singer Al Bano, titled “Rise from the Fall,” has made a great success in Iran and Italy in July 2022. The song is about life after Covid-19 and human principles, and it has resonated with audiences around the world. The song’s lyrics are a powerful reminder of the resilience of the human spirit, even in the face of adversity. In a time when the world is still struggling with the aftermath of the pandemic, “Rise from the Fall” offers a message of hope and a reminder that we are all in this together. The collaboration between Fariman and Al Bano is a beautiful example of how music can bring people together and inspire positive change.
The collaboration between Fariman and Al Bano is a testament to the power of music to bring people of different cultures and backgrounds together. The blend of Persian and Italian music creates a unique sound that is both captivating and uplifting, and the two artists’ vocal talents complement each other perfectly.
Today, Fariman has released more than 24 tracks, reaching hundred of thousands fans on his social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Spotify), but even with all of these incredible achievements he is still banned to perform publicly on the stage for his fans in his own country.