Here at the Send Me Your Ears studio today, we’ve been listening to the latest single from Carson Ferris. Crazy is released today, June 16th, 2023 and we are just blown away by this Utah-based young lad.
Everything about Carson points to someone who, at the tender age of 11, was already certain of what he wanted to do with his life. The passion in the songwriting and the delivery is apparent and is of a quality far beyond his years. The song is one of the most inspirational tracks, lyrically, that we’ve heard in a long time. Crazy is an anthem for anyone who has ever been told they’re too young, too inexperienced, or too anything to achieve their dreams. It’s a reminder that if you have a passion for something, you should never give up on it, no matter what obstacles stand in your way.
When the track starts, it comes straight in with vocals, demonstrating that Carson has a confidence in his ability that belies his years. It’s a confidence without arrogance, and it is utterly charming.
The percussion at the start of the track is beautifully stereo, and you can clearly hear the room in the track. The song progresses with voice, bass and percussion until building into a very catchy chorus. Carson has some superb vocal techniques and his belt voice is particularly impressive.
The modern instrumentation and occasional incidental moments help maintain interest throughout the song, and there are plenty of sing-along moments that make this track have huge commercial appeal.
We loved the fuzz effect on the vocals, together with an outstanding build from the breakdown back into the final chorus. The stinger ending is a nice touch and keeps this song at just under 2 and a half minutes – definitely one that could catch the ears of a music director. We’d recommend sending this track to college radio in Utah and surrounding areas in the first instance to build a fanbase, and then spread further afield and potentially push for commercial air play too.
Ideas from our ears
To our ears, the track is a touch ‘bass-heavy’. A hi-pass at 45Hz as well as a cut around 60Hz could help bring the low end more in line with the rest of the track. Also, a cut around 550Hz in the vocal track would help bring down a slight peak in that area and help it sit better in the track. As always, these are just some ideas from our ears.
It is rare for us to hear such a well-thought-out and well-structured song, let alone one that is so impressive from one so young. Carson Ferris has the passion, talent and drive needed to find his way in the music scene and we wish him well and look forward to hearing more from him.