London based, singer songwriter FERGUS, releases hauntingly beautiful cover of Frank Sinatra classic, ‘Strangers In The Night’, (rel 13.12.18). The track follows FERGUS’ debut EP ‘Purple Road’, released in October 2018 via Goldun Egg records.
FERGUS’ take on this iconic song is tinged with a deep longing and sadness which has become synonymous to the artist. A pristine pitch perfect vocal glides over delicate strings, as the track builds over brooding drum beats and a hypnotic backing vocal. The track was produced by, Jake Gosling (Ed Sheeran, Lady Gaga, The Libertines).
The recording started out as part of an intricate marriage proposal FERGUS was asked to be a part of, FERGUS explained “A supporter of my previous releases got in touch saying he was planning to propose and asked if I’d cover one of the songs that mean the most to him and his girlfriend. I said straight away “I’m doing strangers” I just knew I could do something different with it. At the time I really needed something to throw myself in to, so I spent 3 days recording it on my sofa. I wanted to make something special for Mitch and Jess, of course, but really, I did it for a girl… I poured all my longing and devotion and sadness into it, and I liked it so much I took it to Jake to mix properly for release.”
Praise for FERGUS: –
“The newcomer’s work gets under your skin, gradually pushing its way past your defenses, overpowering your emotions. From that soft, stark delivery down to the trickle of electronics, FERGUS has developed a potent, highly individual style all his own.” Clash
“Out of the depths of an ethereal synth haze comes FERGUS’ gentle and solemn vocal.” When The Horn Blows
“painting tranquil imagery through his gentle vocals and haunting melodies that emphasize his poetic lyrics.” Neon
“Solemn, bittersweet and beautiful, “You or Nothing” captures the weight of love and the purity of devotion through serene sounds, haunting melodies and an incredibly humbling visual.” Atwood Magazine