We live in a city of “hits.” A city that bases success on radio spins and record sales. I’ll agree that there’s a degree of success based on that. It does seem a lot of times that maybe that’s all that matters now though. Even to us, the ones who claim to be above that. There’s a strange line between making it and selling out. Do they go together? Is selling out the worst thing in the world?
As a member of my band Ferrier, I’ve found a different perspective. I’ve never had as much fun making music as I do with them. I’ve never gotten as much fulfillment out of creating and performing as I’ve been able to receive every time we pick up our instruments. There’s something to be said for that.
Our ultimate goal, I would agree, is to find a way to make enough money as a group that our daily job becomes picking up those instruments together. However, I believe we’ve come to a place of peace knowing that not only our talents are a gift to be used responsibly, but so is this special grouping. I would love get in my car and hear one of our songs filling the radio waves. I would love to turn on Grey’s Anatomy and hear a mood created by Ferrier. But this peace that we’ve found has allowed us to create without stipulation. It’s why the independent label has become so popular. We want to create and then share that creation; not have that creation twisted and reshaped by what an executive thinks should happen.
We’re in the process of cutting a record that we can’t wait for you to hear. The best part is that we’re cutting it without stipulations. We’re cutting it with the only concern being what we want to express to you. There is no worry of radio play or record sales. We sincerely want you to join in on the experience with us. Hopefully you’ll enjoy the pictures we’re painting.