Fergus

FRESH: ‘All You’re Not’ – Fergus

Fergus is “All You’re Not”

London based alt-pop artist Fergus shares “All You’re Not”, a direct response to previous single “Concave” released on February 13th. These release dates are symbolic, designed to embody and emphasise the mood of each track. Fergus’ emotive vocal glides over melodic acoustic strumming as the song is carried forward with unsettling military style beats. Lyrically the story picks over the bones of a failed relationship with brutal honesty and the wisdom of hindsight. Produced by Jake Gosling (Ed Sheeran, Keane, Shawn Mendes).

Fergus tell us: “’All You’re Not’ is a retaliation to being branded by someone as lacking in so many ways. A veil has been lifted and you finally see the situation for what it was, and what this person was doing to you… wearing you down and eventually eroding your self-esteem completely. You realise all these faults are not, actually, part of your character at all, but a reflection of theirs. So, you start to remember your worth, stop feeling sorry for yourself and become free to heal. ‘All You’re Not’ is riotous and viciously defensive, because it’s high time you claimed back your wounded self”.

Fergus writes songs according to his mood, often choosing to embrace the melancholy and, through it, finding a place of healing, beauty, and serenity. Fergus has released three EP’s over the last 18 months, “Purple Road”, “Three Of Swords” and “Close Quarters”. All three have received critical acclaim from Radio X, BBC Introducing, Clash, HUNGER, Songwriting Magazine, Atwood, WTHB, TMR and Hidden Herd. Collectively his songs have amassed one million streams on Spotify and 18,000 listeners per month. The talented songwriter and performer recently completed a series of live shows across London and will release his debut album before the year closes out.

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Written by Christopher Smith

So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!