Katy Perry Launches New Record Label & Signs Ferras – Get the Scoop! (@Ferras)

image001Global superstarKaty Perryhas announced the launch ofMetamorphosis Music, her new joint venture record label with Capitol Records. Her first signing is multi-dimensional pop singerFerras, whose self-titled EP for Metamorphosis Music/Capitol Records is released digitally today:http://smarturl.it/FerrasEP

Katy and Ferras met in 2007 when both were newly signed artists to Capitol Records. Through the years, their friendship developed, and when Katy was ready to launch Metamorphosis Music, she knew the Jordan-born, L.A.-based singer, songwriter, and musician should be her inaugural artist.

“Ferras is a man with a message, and a unique lyrical way of communicating his perspective on life that makes you feel connected to every note when you listen. Speak in Tongues is a song with raw emotional power that I wish I wrote. I believe he is going to be an important artist to watch unfold. I am SO ecstatic the world gets to hear his music now both online and on tour with me, Katy says of Ferras.

Katy not only duets with Ferras on one song on the EP (the Greg Wells-produced Legends Never Die), she also serves as its executive producer. Her instincts are really on point, Ferras says. She is very blunt and doesnt sugar-coat things, which I appreciate. Also, she gave me the freedom to do what I wanted musically and was a natural partner.

Ferras EP is a showcase for his lush, dark-hued pop aesthetic, sweeping soulful vocals, and unapologetically honest lyricism. I think of every song as having its own world, Ferras says of the EPs sound. I try not to categorize it; its a pop record with many different textures, but it’s definitely dark in places.

With lavish sonics courtesy of producers Greg Wells, A.C. and Billboard, Benny Cassette, The Monsters and the Strangerz, and Jesse Shatkin, the EP finds Ferras, with his main songwriting collaborator Sarah Hudson, scaling emotional highs and lows in his lyrics. Lead-off track Speak in Tongues tells a story of being in a relationship where you lose the physical connection, creating an ocean of distance, he explains. Its about reigniting the spark and re-building intimacy rather than resentment.

Ferras is also looking forward to hitting the road with Katy as an opener on the entire North American leg of herPrismaticWorld Tour, which kicks off on June 22ndin Raleigh, NC, and continues through mid-October. Being on stage is pure bliss. Theres no greater high than experiencing that exchange of energy, Ferras says. I need that charge.

The track-listing for Ferras self-titled EP is as follows:

Speak in Tongues

No Good In Goodnight

Champagne

King Of Sabotage

Legends Never Die feat. Katy Perry

 

Ferras upcoming tour dates with Katy Perry are as follows:

 

06/22 Raleigh, NC PNC Arena

06/24 Washington DC Verizon Center

06/25 Washington DC Verizon Center

06/27 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena

06/28 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena

06/30 Tampa, FL Tampa Bay Times Forum

07/02 Sunrise, FL BB&T Center

07/03 Miami, FL American Airlines Arena

07/07 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun

07/09 New York, NY Madison Square Garden

07/11 Newark, NJ Prudential Center

07/15 Montreal, QC Bell Centre

07/16 Ottawa, ON Canadian Tire Centre

07/18 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre

07/19 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre

07/21 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre

07/22 Pittsburgh, PA CONSOL Energy Center

07/24 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center

07/25 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center

08/01 Boston, MA TD Garden

08/02 Boston, MA TD Garden

08/04 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center

08/05 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center

08/07 Chicago, IL United Center

08/08 Chicago, IL United Center

08/10 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena

08/11 Auburn Hills, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills

08/13 Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena

08/14 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena

08/16 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center

08/17 St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center

08/19 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center

08/20 Lincoln, NE Pinnacle Bank Arena

08/22 Minneapolis, MN Target Center

08/23 Fargo, ND Fargodome

08/26 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre

08/28 Saskatoon, SK Credit Union Centre

08/29 Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledom

08/31 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place

09/01 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place

09/09 Vancouver, BC Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena

09/10 Vancouver, BC Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena

09/12 Portland, OR Moda Center

09/13 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome

09/16 Anaheim, CA Honda Center

09/17 Anaheim, CA Honda Center

09/19 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center

09/20 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center

09/22 San Jose, CA SAP Center

09/23 San Jose, CA SAP Center

09/25 Glendale, AZJobring.comArena

09/26 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena

09/29 Salt Lake City, UT EnergySolutions Arena

09/30 Denver, CO Pepsi Center

10/02 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center

10/03 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center

10/05 Memphis, TN FedExForum

10/06 Tulsa, OK BOK Center

10/08 New Orleans, LA New Orleans Arena

10/10 Houston, TX Toyota Center

10/11 Houston, TX Toyota Center

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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