INTERVIEW: Tom Ferry

Hi guys, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

Tom: Good! Working a lot. Constantly writing new music.

Can you talk to us about your latest single “I Think That I Like You”?

Tom: It’s fun, energetic and summery. We really wanted to get a proper dance pop track out into the world and we really think we nailed it with this tune. Sometimes you go into the studio without even knowing your intentions but being open minded to all. 

Did any event in particular inspired you to write this song?

Tom: it’s something everybody can relate to and has had experience with. The feeling when you like somebody and want to make the first move and tell them. It can be good or bad, but we focussed on the good side of it

Any plans to release a video for the single?

Tom: Yep! And it looks great so far. It was shot in Toronto so I wasn’t able to be there, but I still made a cameo. Editing magic. Make sure to watch it when it drops and keep an eye out for me.

How was the recording and writing process?

Tom: Super fun, Kiesza was a pleasure to work with. She nailed her cut in one session. The key was to create a really good hook and take the track to a deeper atmosphere during the verses and come back to something more upbeat in on the hook and chorus/drop. Kiesza had done some really cool adlibs for me to play around with and it turned out to be the main drop. 

Tom, you are known for your collaborations – what is it about this that draws your attention?

Tom: Two heads are better than one sometimes. Self doubt is a producers worst enemy and having someone else to give you approval or disapproval throughout the writing process helps a track come out better sometimes. I still love working on my own but collabs are fun! 

Do you tend to take a different approach when you’re collaborating with someone else rather than working on your own?

Tom: They’re pretty similar. Sometimes somebody might send me an idea that already has a melody or foundation so I won’t have to touch that and can just write around it, but that’s the only real difference between collabs and solo projects

With the great reception your music has gained throughout your inception – did you feel any pressure when you were putting this song together?

A lot. It’s a good song and we got Kiesza  to be on it so it was something we didn’t want to mess up. A lot of blood, sweat, tears and anxiety went into this song. 

Does the new single mean we can expect a new material – how’s that coming along?

There are a lot of great songs in the pipeline and I’m adding to it every couple of weeks. The best is yet to come

Any tentative release date or title in mind?

Too early to say yet. Hopefully early summer.

Any plans to hit the road?

Nothing planned but it’s something to think about. Maybe in a year or two when the following is a little bigger

What else is happening next in your world?

Just a lot more music and having fun making it. 

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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