Published Sep 25, 2017Peterborough, ON-based musician Nick Ferrio releases his latest album Soothsayer next week, but Exclaim! is giving you an early listen to the record right now.
The 10-song offering hears him cranking up his typical folky sound into the realm of full-blown rock'n'roll. Across the set of songs, Ferrio draws on sounds from the '70s, incorporating elements of power pop and psych rock — but never loses his signature knack for heart-on-his-sleeve storytelling.
He also cites bands like Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet and the Sadies as inspiring examples of guitar music, pushing him towards creating something a little louder and less polished than he's used to.
"I think the difference between a good songwriter and a great one is the ability to blur the lines between genres — shift into different territories — all the while still maintaining a voice and a narrative," Ferrio tells Exclaim! "I feel like with Soothsayer I'm demonstrating my ability to do that."
Hear his latest sonic evolution by giving Soothsayer an advance stream in the player below. The record is officially out on September 29.