FERLA continue to deliver on their distinctive after-dark pop. Turning the personal into the confessional into the communal, FERLA combine the moments of late-night flirtation and morning-after revelation and distil it into their own sultry mess.
Recorded by Rohan Sforcina (Dune Rats, Oh Mercy, Gold Class) at Broadmeadows studio 400 Acres, FERLA's newest offering 'The Human Heart' is an upbeat sad-banger full of their characteristic pathos and lush synth-warble.
"The Human Heart is a relationship condensed into the meeting and the falling apart. How do you condense an entire relationship, with all its quirks and idiosyncrasies and depth, into a song that goes for three-and-a-half minutes? You can't, but I tried anyway. 'The Human Heart' is a celebration of the artlessness of love, the fun and stupidity of it. The heart is incomprehensible. More songs should be written about it," says vocalist and songwriter Giuliano Ferla.
The video for The Human Heart, shot by Chris Matthews at Defero Productions (Gold Class, The Drones, TFS) was filmed ad-lib when the band were rained out of the outdoor locations they had planned for the shoot. With no plan B in place, they took refuge in the dilapidated and semi-demolished Carringbush Hotel in Collingwood. Armed only with their charisma, their instruments and their love for each other, they turned out a video that truly encapsulates their charm.
Watch the video for The Human Heart here.
Listen on Spotify here.
Giuliano Ferla has been writing, playing and releasing music for the past 15 years and is known for his work with Twin Beasts (formerly The Toot Toot Toots). After the end of Twin Beasts, with whom he had released two albums, toured Australia extensively and played slots at Meredith Music Festival, Queenscliff and more, Giuliano focused his musical energy into self-producing the slow-burn pop bangers that have marked FERLA's music so far. With bandmates, Steve Gavan (formerly Twin Beasts) on bass, Kate Monger (The Harlots) on keys and Chris Drane (Cherrywood/Tankerville) on drums, FERLA have supported Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Cash Savage And The Last Drinks, Totally Mild, Jess Ribeiro, The Bennies and Gabriella Cohen.
FERLA celebrate the release of 'The Human Heart' with a headline show at The Grace Darling on Friday the 14th of September.
FERLA THE HUMAN HEART SINGLE LAUNCH
FRIDAY 14 SEPTEMBER - THE GRACE DARLING, MELBOURNE
Tickets on sale here.