Fernie shares first single “Pain”, produced by Patrick Watson

Nearly three years after the release of his critically acclaimed EP Aurora, Brazilian-Canadian singer-songwriter Fernie returns with a new single titled “Pain.” His first official release via Secret City Records, this song was produced in collaboration with Montreal artist Patrick Watson. Fernie will perform “Pain” and other new songs during his free outdoor concert at the Festival international de Jazz de Montréal on July 6.  

The artist is excited to share this particularly personal single, which explores painful themes. “Ultimately this song is about the universal feeling of emptiness. From my experience surrounding the idea of pain… it blinds you. Aside from love, pain is one of the most powerful feelings on earth. I’m talking neglect, addiction, obsession, euphoria and delusion,” he explains, before telling us about Watson’s involvement: “Surprisingly enough, I hadn’t shown Patrick this song at first. I felt as though it was too much visibility on my part and was extremely hesitant with the idea of even showing him the demo. He of course grew extremely fond of the demo. He took my pain and transformed it into something so beautiful. I can’t thank him enough.” 

The official video, directed by Maïlis, reflects the feelings conveyed in the song, featuring Fernie in a moving choreography.  

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