The nostalgic home-video style footage used for ‘Knock You Down’ is perfect for a song that wishes for the simplicity of childhood and innocent memories. It also gives us the chance to Ferris & Sylvester at work, creating and recording in their home studio. This is the latest single from the upcoming EP, ‘I Should Be On a Train’, which will also feature the lockdown single ‘Everyone is Home’.
The duo say of this song: “We are so excited to have this song out in the world. We decided to take this somewhere different, away from anything we have done before. For us it feels like the most personal song from the collection, referencing our own childhood nostalgia, like learning about Vikings and pink icing on Fridays. There’s such a pressure on people to reach their goals and dreams as quickly as possible. It can make you feel older than you are, wishing that you could be younger, braver and more free. Making this one was a lot of fun and we hope it awakens the confident, daring child inside the listener.” At a time when many of us have paused our lives and re-evaluated our priorities, this is a timely song and message.
The addition of Mellotron flutes and cellos gives texture to Ferris & Sylvester’s melodic, folky blues. The duo consistently produce high quality, engaging music. Check out the new EP, due out on 2nd October.
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