Ferris & Sylvester release new single ‘Everyone Is Home’
Ferris & Sylvester have released their brand new single ‘Everyone Is Home’ via LAB Records. The single premiered with Clash Magazine who called it an “isolation anthem”.
The duo wrote and produced the song from home during lockdown and it gives an honest and raw reflection of this uncertain time. It recognises the loneliness yet also celebrates the togetherness, bravery and resilience that has come with it.
‘Everyone Is Home’ is a tender and heartfelt song, which beautifully captures their unique blend of Americana and blues. Their home recorded harmonies, guitar and bass have laid the foundation for the new single, which is accompanied by remotely recorded drums and strings, each capturing the true spirit of lockdown creativity.
Regarding the new single Ferris & Sylvester say, “This is a song about hope. We’ve been writing constantly during lockdown and we felt we needed to get this song out to people. We produced the track in our home studio and asked some amazing musicians to record remotely for us, which makes the project feel very unique to the situation.
“We recorded the last few lines of the track outside, and despite the isolation, you can hear the birds singing and the world around us. We hope this will bring comfort to those still separated from loved ones and show that we are all together in this.”
The duo gave fans the first taste of Everyone Is Home during their Friday night Facebook livestream, which Ferris & Sylvester have done every week at 8pm throughout the lockdown period due to popular demand. Ferris & Sylvester have used this weekly show to raise funds for independent music venues across the UK in a battle to keep their doors open.
Despite the halt to the duo’s upcoming live schedule, Ferris & Sylvester have continued to cement themselves as the most exciting and talked about new name on the blues/Americana scene. The pair won the ‘Emerging Artist Award’ at the UK Americana Awards 2020, selected by Radio 2’s Bob Harris who declared the band “a rising force in British music [with] a sound that is absolutely unique.”
The award reflected what huge success Ferris & Sylvester have enjoyed in the early stages of their career so far. 2019 saw the duo complete two UK and Ireland headline tours and play over 101 live shows. Their particular highlights included their debut at SXSW and Glastonbury festivals and two consecutive sold out shows at London’s Omeara as part of their most recent headline tour.
Ferris & Sylvester have toured with the likes of Robert Plant, George Ezra, Tom Jones, Jade Bird to name a few, while they have also achieved great support from the likes of BBC Introducing, Rolling Stone, The Independent and many more.
Ferris & Sylvester wrapped up last year in Seattle, recording their debut album with Ryan Hadlock (The Lumineers, Brandi Carlile, The Strokes). The highly anticipated record is due for release this year and is set to see Ferris & Sylvester’s unstoppable upward trajectory continue.
About Ferris & Sylvester
Having released two EPs and a selection of singles, Ferris & Sylvester have received vast critical praise across the board, including being featured in high profile lists such as Rolling Stone Magazine’s ‘Best Americana of the Week’ and ‘Top 10 New Country Artists You Need To Know’, NPR’s Top 100 SXSW Artists and BBC Introducing Devon & Cornwall’s ‘Upload of The Year 2019’ and ’Best Of 2018’. They have received strong radio support from Radio 1, BBC 6Music, Radio 2, Radio X and BBC Introducing.
Their EP Made In Streatham has received over four million plays on Spotify, following great support from the platform who put its singles in a number of high profile playlists including numerous New Music Fridays and charted at No.14 on the Spotify UK Viral Top 50. It also topped the iTunes Singer/Songwriter Chart and continued to receive great support across the board at press and radio.
In 2019 the band expanded their sound and songwriting into deeper and darker places alongside producer Michael Rendall (Pink Floyd, Paul McCartney, Echo & The Bunnymen) on singles ‘Burning River’, ‘Sickness’ and ‘I Dare You’, which clocked up well over half a million plays in the first two months on Spotify. The songs led them to complete a live session for BBC Introducing at Madia Vale Studios amidst a wealth of acclaim across the board.
The band have enjoyed a monumental year of touring which has seen them play to thousands of people alongside the likes of Eric Clapton, Robert Plant, Tom Jones, George Ezra, James Morrison, Jade Bird and Billy Lockett. They also performed at major festivals including Glastonbury, Isle Of Wight, Sziget, Black Deer, BST in Hyde Park, Eurosonic, Barn On The Farm, The Great Escape, SXSW and many more.
Ferris & Sylvester played their first US shows in 2019 and headed out to Texas to play a number of dates throughout SXSW festival. They proved themselves one of the hottest tipped artists of the week, featuring in NPR’s ‘Austin 100’ list, while also spotlighted by Mandatory, Austin City Limits and many more.
The release of their debut album coming soon will only see the band continue to solidify their status as one of the most loved new names on the scene.
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