11 | 27 | 2020
Sometimes, the paths of loved ones go into different directions and some get on the wrong one, get lost.
ferdinant.'s Airplanes evokes nostalgia for the days of your youth, the unique bond with childhood friends and the innocence that gets lost throughout the years.
In this autobiographical lyric, ferdinant. is offering help to an old lost friend:
Lost in your atmosphere, so nice and quiet here,
Come and reach out to me, I could hold your hand.
"We wrote this song in Italy last winter, I started with the riff and floated into memories of a past friendship, so I started describing it. Its a song about longing, regret and invites to look back with a safe distance.
I think sometimes we just feel overwhelmed by things around us and choose to put on a different face.
This is neither good or bad, it is what it is. But when you choose to take it off and open up the reward can be substantial. It’s worth considering that embracing your vulnerability can go two ways, and the song is me choosing forgiveness, or reconciliation, and hoping for the best.
When things get heavy or intense I prefer to take an innocent approach, its about kindness but also standing up for yourself and having the guts to ask for what you want. If you don’t act, why expect anything to change?"
Airplanes is the first single from his upcoming 5-track solo EP to be released in early 2021.
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Dutch artist ferdinant. picked up his dads old guitar in Portugal at 20. Not foreign to moving around he accompanied himself by playing music as he traveled through Europe as a model. Often feeling disconnected he found solace in song. In 2018 he finished theatre school and moved to Berlin.
While producing his debut EP in the Famous Gold Watch Studios, Tomas set foot in the Berlin music scene and started working with some of the top songwriters in town like Graham Candy (Alle Farben, Parov Stellar…), Eric Alcock (P!nk, Eminem, Celine Dion…), Daniel Schaub (Casper, Michael Patrick Kelly, Clueso, Lena…) and many more.
In May 2020 ferdinant. released his first collab with Danish artist Dillistone - a reflection on male stereotypes regarding male vulnerability. ‘Boys don’t cry’ got featured on Spotify’s New Music Friday, Butter and Summer Chillout and streamed over 350.000 times in it's first two months.
Followed by World full of color, his first solo release with a more pop-leaning sound, reminded of timeless early 2000s / late 90s sounds from Coldplay or U2 - But kept his love for intimate folks melodies present. Wishing the first month the tune was streamed over 100k times.
During a writing session in Italy, Tomas met Kilian & Jo, and in a wine-fueled session, the energetic single Golden Days was born. The producer Duo found inspiration and teamed up with ferdinant’ for his upcoming 5-track EP which is set to be released in late 2020.