Filmed in stark black and white, the video captures the pair performing to an empty village hall, interjected with moments of stillness, isolation and loneliness.
The song begins and ends with the simple statement ‘Bend down, come close, I love you’, and travels through a child-like yet somber confession accompanied by guitar, strings and a hammond organ.
Regarding the video Ferris & Sylvester say, “We’ve toured this song for so many months and when it came around to making the video, it only felt right to do a performance based piece. Simple and straightforward, in a run-down village hall. We wanted to let the song speak. We teamed up with Sam Parish-Rookes once again for this one and as always with Sam, the process from the storyboard to the final edit has been a total journey and loads of fun. We are so proud to have made a piece like this.”
The release comes ahead of Ferris & Sylvester’s debut appearance at Glastonbury Festival this week, where they are playing a number of shows across the weekend.
After a killer debut at SXSW and a standout Maida Vale session this year, BBC Introducing invited the duo to play their stage at Glastonbury. Ferris & Sylvester’s full Glastonbury schedule can be found below.
Ferris & Sylvester have been going down a storm at festivals this year. They played the Main Stage at Isle Of Wight Festival, and are set to play further festivals across the UK and Europe including Sziget, Boardmasters, Belladrum and many more.
The band recently announced their largest headline tour yet, where they will play bigger venues across more towns and cities than their sold out debut tour back in February. The 20-date UK & Ireland tour runs throughout September and October with the full dates listed below.
FERRIS & SYLVESTER GLASTONBURY SCHEDULE
Thursday: Strummerville – 18:30 – 19:00
Friday: BBC Music Introducing – 17:25 – 17:50
Friday: The Rabbit Hole – 21:00 – 22:00
Sunday: Greenpeace Stage – 15:00 – 15:45
FURTHER FERRIS & SYLVESTER FESTIVAL DATES
12th – G! Festival, Faroe Islands
19th – HebCelt, Stornoway
21st – Larmer Tree Festival, Dorset
2nd – Neverworld Festival, Hever
3rd – Belladrum Festival, Inverness
8th – Sziget Festival, Hungary
10th – Boardmasters Festival, Newquay
FERRIS & SYLVESTER AUTUMN HEADLINE TOUR DATES
3rd – Guildford, Boiler Room
4th – St Albans, The Horn
5th – London, OMEARA
16th – Birmingham, Hare & Hounds
17th – Oxford, The Bullingdon
18th – Nottingham, Metronome
19th – Brighton, Green Door Store
20th – Newcastle, Think Tank?
22nd – Glasgow, Stereo
23rd – Edinburgh, Mash House
25th – Dublin, Lost Lane
27th – Liverpool, Phase One
29th – Leeds, The Wardrobe
30th – Cambridge, The Portland Arms
1st – Manchester, Deaf Institute
3rd – Tunbridge Wells, Forum
4th – Cheltenham, Frog & Fiddle
6th – Swansea, Sin City (Fringe Fest)
8th – Truro, Old Bakery
9th – Exeter, Phoenix
ACCLAIM FOR FERRIS & SYLVESTER
"A great band, with lovely harmonies who opened for us last year. I’m sure they’ll continue to go from strength to strength in 2019."
“From bluesy guitars that storm and shimmer to unison vocals that build to a massive group sing-along. It heads straight for the brain's joy receptors, and damned if it doesn't hit its target.”
“A rich and fully realised sound that leaves you pining for a full length.”
“An masterpiece of Brit Folk that should already have made them household names.”
“Rage-ridden brilliance. One of the best songs of the last five years.”
Sarah Gosling, BBC Introducing
“Alt Simon & Garfunkel… dreamy pop with spikey sentiments.”
“Their contagious blend of country and rambunctious rockabilly is beautifully delivered”
“Sluicing together Americana-leanings with elements of blues, soul, and even a dash of pop, the pair seemed to tap into something primal.”
“A major new talent.”
Richard Madeley, Radio 2
“Ferris & Sylvester’s harmonies and grounded tones seem like they were born together.”
“Something very special indeed”
Ricky Ross, BBC Radio Scotland