Ferras marches to the beat of his own drum. That’s why Katy Perry snatched him up as the first artist under her record label, Metamorphosis, a subsidiary of Capitol Records. In the time since opening for Perry on tour, Ferras released a self-titled EP, a five-song compilation he used as a promotional tool for touring and getting his name out there. Mission successful, cause Ferras is brimming with indie pop influence, including his recent anthemic song "Closer" and his newly-released radio-friendly bop "Medicine."
"Medicine was inspired by someone I've been dating for the last year," Ferras tells BreatheHeavy of "Medicine" which features L.A.-based Indian artist Raja Kumari. "He doesn't smoke or drink or party and never has... unlike me. When we are together, I don't need any substance to get me high...just being around him fills me with everything I need. When I'm having a bad day, when everything sucks...he's there to change my perspective. I feel like when you find that person who is like medicine to your soul, you keep them."
The song is also about his relationship with music.
"Wherever I go, whatever I do, when the whole world is against me, music has always been my medicine. I remember getting made fun of in high school sometimes by bullies and feeling like I would never make it through... I'd go home and play the piano and write songs and I would feel so much better. Everyone has their own 'Medicine' that makes them the best version of themselves whether it be a person, a hobby, a passion... whatever. 'Medicine' is about celebrating that...if you're lucky enough to have found it."
Burn some sage and listen below: