Imagine what the world of J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan would sound like when distilled into a three-and-a-half-minute indie pop song. FERS, a new musical incarnation featuring Ferry of Riot !n Magenta and Giants Must Fall fame and members of Enec.e and wyd:syd, Ridhwan, Aaron and Kenneth, furnishes an answer with its aptly christened debut single “Neverland”.
The single is a hushed transmission with an awe-inspiring, spellbinding thrall and a transportive bent that ably immerses the listener in its enchanting folds. Guitar-shimmer, filigreed textures and a rhythm section that approaches post-rock climax are the moves FERS makes here. And above the teeming sounds, Ferry’s voice crests like a beam of light, weightless but hypnotic.
“Neverland” will be part of titular five-song EP due out in 2019. While you wait, get lost in its lead herald below.
Photography by Lenne Chai.