Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Nick Ferrio -- "I Don't Know How Long"

Hello! It's been a while since I've had a non-podcast-specific post up here! But I can't think of a better person to break that bubble with than Nick Ferrio. Ferrio's written one of my favorite albums ever, Amongst the Coyotes and the Birdsongs. His last album, Soothsayer, took him in a new, psychedelic direction. On Ferrio's new single, he cranks up the garage rock influence in a song that critiques the gentrification of his hometown Peterborough, Ontario. The song has a killer riff and a manic beat that ratchets up the tension while Ferrio ponders his continued existence in his home.


Nick writes: "I wrote “I Don’t Know How Long” about the stress, the anxiety, and the precarity that gentrification causes. I was seeing a lot of changes where I live in Peterborough, Ontario – friends who had no choice but to leave the city because they couldn’t afford rent, couldn’t find jobs that pay enough to live, couldn’t afford to raise families here. I started wondering if it was time that I, too, found somewhere else to call home. I realized that the displacing and erasure that happens when a place is gentrified, which is a phenomenon happening in a lot of cities throughout Turtle Island, isn’t a new version of colonialism – it’s simply a symptom of the same old one."

Nick Ferrio -- Official, Facebook, Bandcamp 

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