My Heart Can’t Breathe, released in January 2022 (Cappy Records), has received rave reviews. The album recorded at Larry Beaird Music Group, Nashville, TN, under the musical direction of Larry Beaird and Eli Beaird, produced by Pepper Jay, with additional vocals by Tania Hancheroff.
REVIEW: “John Michael Ferrari – ‘Paint You A Love Song’ – a compelling sonic blend” Jamsphere September 2022
“The award-winning singer-songwriter John Michael Ferrari has a clear understanding of what makes his songs work. While he can jump around from pop to rock and Americana flavors, he always sounds keenly natural and complementary regardless of the genre. His tracks are vibrant, the vocals resonant and the hooks are as infectious as you’d expect with a songwriter of his experience.” To: Reviewer Jason Aiden. Thank you for the shinning review. So glad you liked the tune. Took a lot of people to pull it together. Music producer Pepper Jay, Larry Beaird Studio Nashville, additional vocals by Tania Hancheroff Music and some amazing studio musicians lead by Eli Beaird.
REVIEW: John Michael Ferrari Pens Heartfelt Tribute With “Paint You A Love Song” Spit Mad
“Paired with Ferrari’s touching lyrics that can be described as nothing short of poetry, the song is enhanced beautifully to become a staple of his new album, ‘My Heart Can’t Breathe’.”
REVIEW : JOHN MICHAEL FERRARI – “MY HEART CAN’T BREATHE” CONSTITUTES A HIGH POINT IN THE ARTIST’S CATALOG
“The award-winning singer-songwriter, John Michael Ferrari has returned with a generous and emotional single, entitled “My Heart Can’t Breathe”, that suggests a mature, philosophical perspective on painful memories of a broken relationship, without losing his impish sense of melody and taste for lavish organic arrangements. Fittingly, then, it’s a song that takes stock, both lyrically and musically – imparting lessons learned over time and giving John Michael another chance to showcase his versatility as a songwriter, not to mention that gift of a voice, equally impressive as a languid croon, or when reaching resonant heights.
It’s immediately apparent that working with producer Pepper Jay, is a good fit. Pepper has created something that has a fresh pop feel, while giving a nod to classic singer-songwriter tracks, all the while curbing any tendency to veer off on indulgent musical tangents, allowing John Michael Ferrari’s voice to dominate, with the support of Tania Hancheroff’s backing vocals. Indeed, “My Heart Can’t Breathe”, is all crisp, multi-tracked pianos, electric guitars and swooning harmonies.” – Soundlooks, the Sound Journal
REVIEW: JOHN MICHAEL FERRARI – MY HEART CAN’T BREATHE” PUSHES HIS SOUND INTO EXCELLENCE
“John Michael Ferrari’s latest single “My Heart Can’t Breathe” is merely a masterwork of Americana soul stretched over a frame of lean rock and pop. Pour a tumbler of whiskey, twist up the volume knob sink into this foot-tapping, heartfelt groove, for a trip through some painful memories of an afflicted heart that manages to digest and acknowledge the event of loss with dignity and self-awareness.” TunedLoud! November 17, 2021
REVIEW : JOHN MICHAEL FERRARI RELEASES “MY HEART CAN’T BREATHE”
“John Michael Ferrari sings the breakup blues in his song “My Heart Can’t Breathe.” Though the song is about heartache, he presents emotional lyrics in a catchy country/AC track that showcases his true artistry.” – Independent Music and Arts, Inc.
REVIEW : INSPIRATIONAL COUNTRY/AC ARTIST JOHN MICHAEL FERRARI: HIS STORY AND RELATABLE NEW SINGLE
“His newest song, “My Heart Can’t Breathe,” also represents his inexplicable ability to create relatable music. This newest single, produced by Pepper Jay and recorded at the Larry Beaird Music Group studio in Nashville, showcases the healing process and overcoming grief after a loss or breakup. Replaying memories and becoming triggered by old photographs are all part of the process; and John Michael Ferrari, also being a notable music arranger and composer, translates these lyrics into a catchy song that translates to thousands.” Polcher Music
PAHRUMP ARTIST NABS MULTIPLE MUSICAL AWARDS IN 2021
August 2021 Pahrump Valley Times Article about John Michael Ferrari
REVIEW: “John Michael Ferrari sets the bar here, as this song constitutes a high point in the artist’s catalog, and swings him into the elite group of lithe songwriters and nimble singers.” – Soundlooks Music Magazine
REVIEW : MY HEART CAN’T BREATHE
“His newest song, “My Heart Can’t Breathe,” also represents his inexplicable ability to create relatable music. … a catchy song that translates to thousands.” Pitchfork Music