Manchester, UK, based solo artist, Jamie Ferguson releases his latest single, Moving On, on 10th May 2022. We’re here with a sneak preview!
Moving on is about a time in the artist’s life where he felt like he didn’t belong anywhere. The song was written to let others know that they’re not alone if they feel this way, and it’s a heartfelt performance that will speak to many.
Moving On fades in gently. Where most songs tend to fade out, Ferguson has flipped the idea on its head and the song fades in gently with guitars, bass and drums slowly coming to the fore.
Moving On has a really Britpop feel to it. Especially felt in the drum and guitar rhythms. The kick drum in this track punches through perfectly and holds the rhythm together fantastically.
Another clever trick Ferguson has done here is to drop the drums in and out completely throughout the song. This is a really cool way to rise and fall the track and maintain the listeners interest.
There’s also some very psychedelic 70s feeling phase effects on the guitars which add an extra element to the song and makes it feel a little more like it’s crossing a few genres and lifting inspiration from several different places.
There’s a lot happening throughout Moving On; with bell type percussion sounds and swirling synthy guitar sounds, there’s plenty to listen to.
This is a really melancholic and thought provoking track. Recorded, for the most part in Ferguson’s bedroom and then parts re-recorded at Airtight Studios, Moving On is a track that we feel would be a good pitch for a sync deal. That melancholic sadness behind both the lyrics and the scoring feel like a great song to be in the background of a TV show with a scene – perhaps a character trying to fit in or struggling with a situation. Music Supervisors are looking for this kind of dreamy guitar heavy track at the moment and Ferguson would do well to get in on the act.
From our own perspective on production, we’d suggest a little cut around 250Hz to give a little extra clarity in that area. A cut around 500Hz will alleviate just a little honk in the vocal track, probably caused during the recording process or by the effects on the vocals. A boost around the 4kHz area will give just a little extra presence to the track too, in our opinion.
Jamie Ferguson has created a sonic mixture of Britpop and 70s psychedelia with some profound lyrics and interesting instrumentation. We’re excited to hear what he comes up with next and wish him all the best with this latest release.