This Just In: Fergus’ Stunning Inner Reckoning “Enough for You” Is an Alt-Pop Outpouring

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Poignant and pulsating, “Enough for You” is an intimate anthem that evolves Fergus’ signature tenderness into a passionate, bittersweet upheaval.
Stream: “Enough for You” – Fergus




Are we better on our own, if loving me’s not easy?

Few artists are more self-critical and introspective than British singer/songwriter Fergus, and no one is better at turning pain into something beautiful.

For three long years, the London-based troubadour has spellbound and enchanted with songs of heartbreak and doubt, nostalgia and regret, submission and surrender. His latest release is one of his greatest to date: Poignant and pulsating, “Enough for You” is an intimate anthem that evolves Fergus’ signature tenderness into a passionate, bittersweet upheaval.

Enough for You - Fergus

Enough for You – Fergus

I want to make my own life
I’m trying to find my feet
Sometimes I feel I’ve grown
But stumbling comes so easy
I look for an empty seat
Grasping for a reason
Why everything I say
Becomes a new regret
And I hate regret
I’m trying to fix my faults
And get back in my head
But I hated it there
I hope everything I do
Is enough for you
Is enough for you

Released on September 10, 2020 via Goldun Egg Records, “Enough for You” represents a true transformation from an artist we’ve been closely covering since his 2017 debut. Ever since introducing himself through “You or Nothing,” Fergus has stood out through “serene sounds and haunting melodies.” His three EPs (2018’s Purple Road, summer 2019’s stirring Three of Swords, and last December’s Close Quarters) have capitalized on his ability to create emotional shouts through sonic whispers, but that is not to say Fergus has been static; if anything, each successive release has built upon the last, leading up to a 2020 that has long promised to be a pivot-point for him.

This year’s first three singles “Concave,” “All You’re Not,” and “Young Tonight” have each showcased a different side to an artist we thought we knew, who clearly has a few more tricks up his sleeve. “An immersive, expansive, and expressive musical adventure, “All You’re Not” is all the proof we need to know that FERGUS is growing and evolving his artistry in real-time,” we wrote we wrote in premiering “All You’re Not” earlier this March.

Fergus © Vivien Tomasello

Fergus © Vivien Tomasello



Enter “Enough for You,” a dynamic force trading in the folk/electro-folk for something more closely resembling an alt-pop overhaul. Fergus’ inimitable honesty continues to be his guiding light, but the highs are highers and the lows lower – almost silent; and in combining these opposing elements of light and dark, energy and inertia, Fergus has delivered a veritable banger. Produced once again by Jake Gosling (Ed Sheeran, Keane, Shawn Mendes), this song rises as Fergus’ shining moment of truth.

I’ve lived my life boxed up
Sheltered from the danger
Now I stepped out into love
With you I felt much safer
Sometimes I feel I’ve grown
But stumbling comes so easy

“I wrote ‘Enough for You’ when I was feeling desperate after the same old fight with a mean drunk,” Fergus shared upon his song’s release. “I felt like I was trying really hard to be who they wanted me to be and make it work, but I kept getting shot down. It was one-sided and it hurt me more each time because only I remembered why. ‘Enough for You’ provides the context and sets the scene for all the songs so far this year, and the story is told in the order they were released.”

Diving deeper, he explains to Atwood Magazine, “‘Enough for You’ came along after a period of feeling down creatively and being very passive in general because of that. I was trying to regain control of my life, find purpose, and kinda tentatively figuring out how I could fit in with this world…….. But I kept having these “faults” pointed out to me over and over again. Not in support of something I was working at improving, but as a statement of fact, forever. It couldn’t just be one person’s opinion based on their own perceptions and projections. So I reached this point where all I could think was “I’m trying, but what about all the ways in which I’m amazing, why aren’t they enough?”

Fergus © Vivien Tomasello

Fergus © Vivien Tomasello



“Enough for You” isn’t about dwelling in our faults; it’s about rising through our strengths and embracing that which we love most about ourselves.

Like most of Fergus’ repertoire, the song sounds quite sad – yet there is so much depth here as the singer/songwriter actively takes steps to overcome and take hold of this sadness. Such perseverance may come off melancholy, sure, but there’s a journey here – and those first steps mean the world to a wayward soul in search of balance and home:

When you drink
You push me down
Back in that box
And I hate it there
I’m trying to fix my faults
And get back in my head
But I hate it there
Now everything we say
Becomes a new regret
And I hate regret
I’m trying to fix my faults
And I wish everything I do
Was enough for you
Was enough for you
Was enough for you
Was enough was enough was enough
Was enough for you

Fergus’ debut album is due out in 2021. Dive deep into his art and artistry through Atwood Magazine‘s reviews, and stay tuned for more in the works from this talented artist-to-watch; for now, we’ll be jamming out to the shimmering sounds of “Enough for You” on repeat.

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Mitch Mosk

Mitch is the Editor-in-Chief of Atwood Magazine and a 2014 graduate from Tufts University, where he pursued his passions of music and psychology. He currently works at Universal Music Group in New York City. In his off hours, Mitch may be found songwriting, wandering about one of New York's many neighborhoods, or writing an article on your next favorite artist for Atwood. Mitch's words of wisdom to fellow musicians and music lovers are thus: Keep your eyes open and never stop exploring. No matter where you go, what you do or who you are with, you can always learn something new and inspire something amazing. Say hi here: mitch[at]atwoodmagazine[dot]com