Katy Perry announced her new label ‘Metamorphosis Music’ through her twitter today June 17. And the first artist signed to ‘Metamorphosis Music’ is Ferras, who is also the opening act on her Prismatic Tour this summer!
The ‘Roar’ singer tweeted: “I am so ECSTATIC to finally announce my NEW label Metamorphosis Music & my first signing, the incredibly talented & soulful FERRAS! @ferras”
Metamorphosis Music is a joint venture with Capitol Records.
Katy met Ferras in 2007, when they both signed with Capitol, according to Buzzfeed. In the years since, they became friends.
“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,” Katy said in a statement announcing the signing. “‘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.”
Ferras’ new self-titled EP, which features four other songs, and lists Perry as executive producer, is out today.
Ferras said in a release about Perry’s production work, “Her instincts are really on point. She is very blunt and doesn’t sugar-coat things, which I appreciate. Also, she gave me the freedom to do what I wanted musically and was a natural partner.”
“I think of every song as having its own world,” Ferras said. “I try not to categorize it; it’s a pop record with many different textures, but it’s definitely dark in places.”
Perry also recently helped present a $1 million donation from Staples Inc. to support teacher projects during the upcoming school year. She’ll also invite fans at her show on the Prismatic Tour this summer to join the “Make Roar Happen” initiative at DonorsChoose.org, where they can select projects to support and make donations as small as $1.
The ‘Birthday’ singer said, “I’m an American girl that had a dream, executed a dream, came from nothing — and that really is the American dream. I’m happy to be that example and hopefully inspire other people to do that.”
“I really believe knowledge is power, especially for females,” she said in an interview. “I feel like our education makes us more confident.”
Listen to Ferras’ collaboration with Katy from that EP, a ballad called “Legends Never Die” below!