Ferris & Sylvester have released the video for their new single ‘Better In Yellow’. The new song is the latest to be taken from their forthcoming EP Made In Streatham, out February 2nd.
The duo channel the feel-good 80s in the ‘Better In Yellow’ video. It is filmed in nostalgic 4:3 and features beautiful pastel colours.
Regarding the video Ferris & Sylvester say, “The video is a dreamy, retro portrayal of the colourful sentiment in the song. We wanted the video to be striking and simple, using bold and clashy colours to get that old TV set vibe. We had so much fun making it. We spent a day throwing paint, punching cakes and chucking glitter around. A massive thank you to everyone involved with the project, especially to the director, Sam Rookes who brought our crazy ideas to life.”
‘Better In Yellow’ is an uplifting slice of bluesy Americana, which finds the pair adding big brass notes into their mix of guitar licks and beautiful harmonies. The song finished 2017 on BBC Introducing’s ‘Best of 2017’ list and has clocked up well over 200,000 plays on Spotify.
Continuing on the song’s meaning the band say, “We liked the idea of writing about yellow being a positive state of mind, happy and vibrant, instead of settling for greyness. It can be easy to wear black and blend in. Sometimes though, it’s best to be yourself, put on some bright colours and not care too much.”
‘Better In Yellow’ follows the release of Made In Streatham lead single ‘The Room’, which is a beautiful piece of autobiographical Americana, detailing the pair’s life in Streatham, London and ‘London’s Blues’, whose finger clicks and vocal rounds featured in the Spotify ‘New Music Friday’ Top 20 and entered the UK Viral Chart. All of the songs are available now for download with pre-orders of the EP.
Elsewhere on the Made In Streatham EP is the stunningly frank love song ‘Sometimes’, while Ferris & Sylvester are found enlisting a superbly expansive string section on ‘Loser’ as they address cheating partners.
The Made In Streatham EP follows the release of the band’s debut EP The Yellow Lineearlier this year. It saw the pair topping Rolling Stone Magazine’s 10 New Artists You Need To Know list, while also receiving praise from The Independent and gaining great support from BBC Radio 2 and BBC Introducing. The early high profile acclaim surrounding Ferris & Sylvester proves they are one of the most impressive and exciting new singer/songwriter talents on the UK scene.
“Pretty as a California sunset. Gorgeously dusky singing and immaculate harmonies.”
“Most beautiful and promising of all is Ferris & Sylvester… an overlooked masterpiece of Brit folk that should already have made them household names”
“Ferris & Sylvester combine dreamy pop with spikey sentiments”
“Superlative writing, shimmering harmonies and gently fingerpicked guitar work”