Peterborough, Ontario’s Nick Ferrio is set to release a new record, Soothsayer, on September 29. The forthcoming release will see Ferrio depart his familiar folk and country-inspired territory to explore a “70’s power-pop sound, reminiscent of Elvis Costello and T-Rex.” Today, Indie88 is please to premiere the first single, “Quit Acting,” from Soothsayer.
“With this particular song, I wasn’t trying to tell a story so much as capture the feeling of recklessness and abandonment that can come with a break-up,” Ferrio told Indie88. “Luckily, my love life has drastically improved since writing this song!” Listen to “Quit Acting” below.
“‘Quit Acting’ is a biting break-up song I wrote after missing the Go Train in Union Station,” said Ferrio.
“I was taking the train between Peterborough, where I live and Toronto a lot, listening to a lot of Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet and Courtney Barnett at the time. It was recorded in Peterborough by James McKenty (who’s worked with Blue Rodeo, Cuff the Duke and a bunch of other acts). We did everything pretty much live off the floor, trying to get a good ‘live’ sounding take that was exciting and filled with energy. I think we achieved that.”
Purchase tickets to Ferrio’s Soothsayer release show at Burdock in Toronto on Friday, September 22 here.