’emotional raw robot’ | Interview with ferro dormer

Ferro Dormer’s Don’t worry delivers one of the most beautiful choruses we did listen to this year. Dreamy lofi rock blended with baroque flavoured arpeggios which will swallow you up, heart and soul. Your next favourite hidden gem! Read our discussion with the artist below!

Describe your sound in 3 words

emotional raw robot

How the early Baroque composer Claudio Monteverdi is related to Don’t Worry? Tell us a few things about the track and the story behind it.

so, somewhere in the middle east in 2020, the peak of the covid thing, i decided that i’m making a record. quite a popular thing to decide back then i reckon, but that was a part of a whole series of decisions that i made at the time, that i’m cutting my own hair from now on and i’m never getting offended again and that nobody is trustworthy, you know? anyhow i also decided to dig into my old music school binders and found a lot of comfort in baroque music, i find that it’s really precise and almost mechanical but still extremely raw and vivid. Monteverdi is one of my favorites because he has a tendency to break the rules when the lyrics call for it. in Don’t Worry, i paid a little homage to my baroque heroes in the chorus, when i sing “there’ll be no going back again” there’s a synth line in the background that sounds like it’s straight out of 1722. looks like somebody did go back again after all.

The song has a sweet taste of melancholia. Why does melancholy feel so good?

i think being melancholic from time to time is like taking a second to treat your wounds after ignoring them for a while. i see lots of people limping and smiling on a daily basis, it looks kinda stupid, right? we need more first aid kits in this damn rat race.

What things make you feel worried in everyday life?

mostly our melting glaciers(!) and that the deli’s only gonna have red gatorade.

Favourite album of the past decade?

that’s a hard one. there are a few that pass the test of time and i think the one that comes to mind right now is 22, A Million by Bon Iver.

If Don’t Worry was in the end titles of a film, which film would that be?

it has to be a movie about confused virgin teenagers, or maybe confused badass teenagers. like Greta Gerwig’s Ladybird or Paul Thomas Anderson’s Boogie Nights.

What does success mean for you going forward?

i think about this a lot, because success is a very vague term. i think every person consists of a few parts and real success has to have all of them included, else you could be a really career oriented person that comes home to a whole bunch of nothing, that turns you neurotic and dull and i never want to be like that. so for me, it would mean play festivals, record amazing music, win some GRAMMYs, work with my best friends who are all musical geniuses in my opinion, and get to be friends with the ingenious people i look up to and listen to so much at the moment. but i also wanna drink sangria with my friends in the park every friday afternoon, and i want to appreciate and love myself more than i do as of now.

Last but not least, cats, dogs or …?

cats are creatures of the mind, dogs are creatures of the soul, and I am a sensitive scientist.

Thank you!

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