Fern Ford Releases Ambient Single ‘Match’
Fern Ford has released her first ever solo track titled ‘Match’. Released today via AWAL, the floating ambient beats of ‘Match’ are a world away from the musical stylings of Ford’s day job as the ferociously talented drummer in Mercury Prize nominated UK band The Big Moon.
“I first started writing 8 years ago, armed with just a Casiotone 202 and a xylophone. Being the drummer in a band, I always felt like maybe I should stay in my lane and leave the song writing to the pros. It felt a bit like imposter syndrome, helped by the fact that the music I was making didn’t sound like the music I was hearing around me, which made me think that maybe I was doing it wrong. I soon realised that was silly. Over the years the self-doubt subsided and with a bit of practise, I finally found my voice. ‘Match’ is about trusting your intuition. It’s about realising your strength and finding comfort in the unknown.”
It’s a colossal soundscape built on intricate layers and electronic elements weaving into this complex orchestration.
The Big Moon released their second album ‘Walking Like We Do’ in January 2020 via Fiction Records to mass critical acclaim. The band arrived like a breath of fresh air with their Mercury Prize nominated debut back in April 2017, unleashing song after song fizzing with melody and charm. Brimming with creativity, the band has also spawned side projects from guitarist Soph Nathan (Our Girl) and bassist Celia Archer (Gently Tender).