Ferras’s “Medicine” Is Just What The Doctor Ordered: BreatheHeavy Exclusive


Ferras keeps getting better.

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.”

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