Music Video: Tony Ferrari - Mothers
22-year-old singer/songwriter Tony Ferrari says he finds inspiration for his music in 'life, love, happiness and relationships. I find inspiration in my own experiences with love – finding it, being in it, losing it, and the crazy journey of self-discovery that comes with it'. Having recently released his second album 'Gentleman', he describes the song 'Mothers' as 'the most important of love songs on 'Gentleman'', adding that it is 'for the woman who has been there to love me - and teach me how to love - everyday of my life. "Mothers" is a song I wrote for my beautiful Mom as a 'thank you' for all she does...this song is my way of expressing my gratitude to my mom in a way that is often hard to communicate in words', with Ferrari's smoothly soul-brushed vocals proudly offering beautifully heartfelt words of thanks to his mother for all of the love, wisdom and nurturing that she has invested in him.
Growing up with a love of writing learned from his poet grandfather, after hearing Nat King Cole sing Ferrari was motivated to begin singing, going on to find further inspiration from the likes of Marvin Gaye, Sam Cooke and Al Green, picking up a guitar at 16 and beginning to write his own music. After releasing his first album 'Signs' in 2012, he spent the next two years writing for his new album, 'Gentleman', saying 'as I went into the process of making 'Gentleman,' I felt so much more passionate about what I was creating - I knew this was truly who I was. This album is really a piece of myself. As I said before, it is my story of loving, losing, and growing'.
A refreshing slice of retro-tinged soulful pop that is infused with youthful fun and energy, 'Gentleman', also comes with an underlying maturity as Ferrari offers a positive, uplifting message about acknowledging the intrinsic value that resides within us all. Encouraging listeners to recognize the importance of loving, supporting and being of comfort to others through the ups and downs of life and love's growing pains, he says 'the message I want to spread through this album is that everyone deserves to be loved and respected. In a time when a lot of music is demeaning to women, and people in general, I want to create something that reminds you that you always deserve the best...I hope you can listen to my songs and feel like you have someone who understands you. Most important, I hope I make you smile'.