Mikey Ferrari is an artist that has never been shy to admit that he struggled with depression and imposter syndrome growing up. He wrote his debut EP SPACEBOY that was released today as a concept album to reflect the narrative that any person, no matter how much they’ve battled, stood up, or dusted off, be themselves and achieve their dreams.
The EP includes six vulnerable and transparent songs that shadow the character arch of Spaceboy the protagonist narrator. He struggles with constant criticism and the mental anguish he shoulders while continuing to pursue his dream.
Constantly doubted and disregarded for his unwavering passion and endurance, the first two tracks “moving slow” and “SPACEBOY” establish the cost of being a belittled underdog.
A tender song, “lunar light” reveals Spaceboy’s personal growth while he shelves his win at all costs approach. The song shows his embracement of a softer, more empathetic desire to repair his damaged relationships and friendships.
While SPACEBOYS ‘s songs “wind blows” and “moving fast” tackle self-imposed isolation emphasizing the destruction of one’s grief, the EP’s final track “standoff” channels the feeling of helplessness while grasping the reality that losing someone you will forever love renders your previous choices final.
Ferrari’s story is made to inspire others. He held on to make a difference, and his EP does just that.
Stream the “SPACEBOY” EP here.
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