For the last month, a billboard featuring a crudely-drawn self portrait of Chris Farren adorned the top of a building on one of the busiest streets in Los Angeles. In giant letters read a phone number: 1-810-BORN-HOT. It was a tongue-in-cheek approach to announcing the upcoming release of Farren’s new album, 'Born Hot,' as well as giving fans a preview of the album’s first single in lieu of hold music. It’s this sensitive-goofball dichotomy that has become the true signature of Chris Farren, extending into his exuberant live show and just about everything else, too.
But elsewhere on Born Hot, Farren shifts from exacting introspection to more outward reflection, exploring life-changing matters with an undeniable sincerity, and it may be on its best display on his newly-released single “Surrender.”
"'Surrender' is about the end of a friendship and that weird uncertainty surrounding it," Chris explains. "When you're close to someone but don't feel quite close enough to really open up and work things out. It also has my really great friend Steph from Adult Mom on it!"