Zoë Ferguson began writing songs as a freshman as a way to cope with high school experiences and breakups. Her father, musician/singer Bart Ferguson, is a familiar performer in the Portland music scene where Zoë grew up with music and songwriting in her blood. Teaching herself piano, Zoë self-recorded and uploaded some of her tunes to SoundCloud, which launched her journey as an original artist. After she was chosen to participate in Atlantic Records’ and APG, EMERGE program, Zoë continued to develop her unique voice, recording demos in a studio where her passion for performance and composition only grew. With the help of professional producers her sound came to life, and at age 17, her first single as an independent artist, “Dip”, proudly showcases her talents as a singer/songwriter in the bedroom/electro pop genre.
‘I’m ok.’ was written by Zoë a month before COVID hit. In this song Zoë describes her own anxiety. The video of i’m ok. is Zoë Ferguson’s first official music video and start of 2021. The video was directed by Gus Black, who also directed videos for Lennon Stella, Joshua Bassett, and Sheryl Crow.
‘Stop asking my friends about me’ is the first song (releasing Friday, June 25th) of her EP titled ‘Probably About You’ that is set to be released later in the summer of 2021.
About the tunes, Zoë offers: “I want people to hear my music and be able to relate to the words.”