Eclectic, bold and inventive, Ferris is one to watch


Brighton-based Cate Ferris is a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and all-round music legend who has been captivating audiences over the past four years. 

Immersing herself in the eclectic Brighton music scene, Cate has stepped out of her comfort zone and experimented fearlessly in order to create her first album, set for release next year. 

Her fluid vocals are paired with electronic rhythms to create a unique sound that is unmistakably hers. Gyroscope is the first offering from the album and it’s already well and truly stuck in our heads.

Influenced by the relatable human experience of becoming overwhelmed and attempting to control your emotions, Gyroscope’s a soft and tender song:

“You are my gyroscope, you bring me equilibrium.”

The intense electronic sounds paired with violin strings bring an intensity to the track – and the music video is perfectly in-keeping with that vibe.

“Gyroscope is about clinging to love in the middle of the madness and trying to find a sense of balance when life throws a billion curve-balls,” explains Ferris.

“It was recorded in my studio at home using samples from the inside workings of a broken gramophone and sounds from my collection of old keyboards.

“These were then combined with beautiful viola [and] violin layers, glorious synth lines and multiple vocal takes contained within a velvet-line alcove.” 

A creative queen? We think so.

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