Navalgazing is Malaysian band Ferns‘ long-overdue third release in almost a decade.
“The EP is informed by the sometimes futile desire to find fulfilment in life through the escapism of travel. Think of it as a “passport to heartbreak and holiday fatigue” – an idealized place in our minds where chiming guitars, dreamy synths, and boy-girl harmonies evoke the buoyant highs and forlorn lows that accompany vacation endeavors.
Recorded before the global Covid-19 pandemic brought cross-border travel to a screeching halt, the record also now benefits from an unintentional sense of poignancy in view of a lost privilege some may have taken for granted.
We hope you find our new set of music to be equal parts beautiful, funny and sad.”
Photo by Adrian Yap