I’ve been in kind of a transition period as of last year. I could better describe where it’s heading with words like vulnerable, raw, and unfiltered, with messages that I think are relevant to all listeners.
WHO ARE SOME OF YOUR TOP 5 INFLUENCES?
Some of these artists may be in completely different genres than my own; my influences tend to stretch beyond just their music: Chris Cornell, Sara Bareilles, Kelly Clarkson, Coldplay, Don Henley, Sarah McLachlan.
WHAT DO YOU WANT FANS TO TAKE AWAY FROM YOUR MUSIC?
My hope is that they will feel more empowered to explore their own story and be encouraged to use their voice; that they would feel more compassion for themselves and have the courage to be vulnerable.
TELL US ABOUT THE SONG/MEANING OF SECOND TIME.
‘Second Time’ was written for my birth mother over 10 years ago after our reunion where we ultimately experienced the loss of each other all over again after a very complex relationship filled with grief, pain, and (what I’ve now come to realize) love.
WHAT DO YOU LOVE/DISLIKE ABOUT THE MUSIC BUSINESS?
I love that it’s an industry where artists can freely and creatively express themselves and spread awareness through their art. I think what we provide for people to listen to is so important, especially for our youth, and the business itself is obviously a huge influence.
BEST CONCERT/PLAYING LIVE?
My last CD release party in 2013.
HOW HAVE YOU EVOLVED MUSICALLY OVER THE PAST 5 YEARS?
I’ve released an R&B album and a pop album, and now I’m moving towards…I’m not sure what you would call it yet. 🙂
WHO WOULD YOU DRINK/WRITE/PLAY WITH IF YOU COULD?
The late Chris Cornell. Hands down.
WHAT’S UP NEXT FOR FERERA SWAN?
I’ll be releasing my new single, ‘Second Time’ this Friday, February 1st!!!
I’ll be working on a lot more writing & recording this year, so I’ll have some more music for everyone following the release of this single. Stay tuned! 🙂