Feronia, an original project by Jessica Gerhardt, is music that explores self-discovery and spiritual discernment. Her gentle yet resonant voice infuses the ethereal, ukulele-driven music with a soothing and passionate spirit. The songs create a space of communion with the listener, evoking solidarity in others' own experiences.
The eponymous track off the EP Words Like Rainfall is inspired in part by the rain of Portland, Oregon where, while a sophomore at Reed College, Jessica discerned a call to pursue music. The motivation to cultivate that quiet, still voice deep within her heart stirred fervently and bore songs inspired by experiences of truth, goodness, beauty, love, longing, contentment, impatience, desolation, the search for place and purpose, and that universal longing for true connection - for home.
Together with producer Patrick Doyle and a crew of excellent musicians, Feronia created a sound that combines spirituality, intimacy, poignance, lightness, depth and clarity. On August 15, 2014, Feronia's debut EP "Words Like Rainfall" was released. Since then, Feronia has played in many venues around Los Angeles including the Hotel Café and the Hi Hat. Feronia played the 2015 International Pop Overthrow Festival – Los Angeles. In 2016, a cover of Emmylou Harris' "Little Bird" recorded by Feronia was featured on "To Emmylou", an Emmylou Harris tribute record alongside a number of lauded LA indie artists (including Phoebe Bridgers and Tall Tales & the Silver Lining).
Feronia's first original single in almost 4 years "Aquarius" was released on January 20th, 2018. This song is another collaboration between Jessica Gerhardt and producer Patrick Doyle. A music video for "Aquarius" produced by Block of Joy will be released in March 2018, followed by a new EP entitled "Be My Hands" will be released in early Summer 2018.