Bethany Ferrie, a 23-year-old singer/songwriter from Glasgow who has recently been shortlisted for the BBC Radio Scotland Singer/Songwriter Award and signed her first publishing contract in 2020, released her new single, Bones, on the 30th April. The track, written in the midst of lockdowns and an upturned world, is about reminiscing, letting go and opening up. Bethany spoke with The Fountain about the single in more depth as well as her plans for 2021.
TF: You have a new single out, what can we expect from Bones?
It’s a little different from my previous releases. It’s more on the rockier side than I’ve been before and that’s to do with the kind of music I’ve been listening to. It’s a lot of Kings of Leon and Coldplay and their tunes are huge and atmospheric which I really love and wanted for this kind of song about letting go and finding how to be open and honest with yourself.
TF: How would you sum up the track in one sentence?
It’s recognising the good, the bad and the ugly and that all these things can still be a part of you but not hold you back.
TF: What is your plan for the remained of the year, after the release?
I’m finishing my honours degree at university and heading into the masters programme for songwriting later in the year. I have a couple more songs after Bones that I’m really excited about finishing and getting out there.
TF: Where is your favourite venue for playing live, where is the next place you look forward to gigging?
I love King Tuts in Glasgow. I’ve played a couple gigs there and it always feels really special no matter the size of the crowd. Way back last year I was supposed to play at the Country 2 Country festival at the Hydro in Glasgow but it’s been postponed ever since. It was just a little stage set up away from the bug main stage but I’m hoping when it goes ahead I’ll still have a slot to play, I think it would be a really amazing experience.