ferna – Open Up



ferna – Open Up

While ferna dropped her beautiful debut album only today, the Belfast-based singer/songwriter can already look at a flurry of achievements, culminating in winning the NI Music Prize single of 2o22. For her debut record understudy, she teamed up with producer Stu Reid (Duran Duran, Killa Kela), and says about the collaboration:

“I was feeling stuck in a musical rut when I met Stu. We met to discuss recording a video, but he proceeded to provide an extremely honest assessment of my song writing so far. I then approached him about working together, after taking a few days to repair my ego.”

Reflecting further, she says about the album:

“‘understudy’ is all about what’s going on beneath the surface. Who is not speaking? What nuances are we not picking up on? Stu and I were already obsessed with every tiny detail, but this became hyper important due to the theme running through the album. I can honestly say that every single note, effect and instrument has been handpicked and agonized over at some point.”

“Open Up,” marks the first song of the album and its final single. The track instantly delights with an airy, synthy vibe, providing the perfect backdrop for ferna’s gorgeous vocals to soar and shine and the listener to fall in love. What a perfect album opener! Make sure to listen to understudy in its entirety and start with our Song Pick of the Day, “Open Up:”

Connect with ferna and add “Open Up” to your playlist as we add it to our #glamglarepick playlist on Spotify and AppleMusic:

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