Cassia have shared the visuals for their downcast new single, ‘Slow’, following the track’s premiere as Annie Mac’s ‘Hottest Record In The World’ on BBC Radio 1.
The Macclesfield three-piece swapped Cheshire for Berlin last year, and ‘Slow’ catches the band struggling with a moment of homesickness, yearning for their pre-pandemic life. It’s a change of tune for Cassia, who you can usually rely on for a pick me up, and it’s strange to hear the group feeling sorry for themselves, but they make it work on ‘Slow’.
There’s a saleable groove to everything Cassia do that can make even their bleakest songs warm your bones. In spite of the downtrodden lyrics, which they juxtapose with an injection of flowery guitars that lift the mood on their latest effort, the track is a positively brilliant number.
“When working on ‘Slow’, everything felt like it was standing still, which was overwhelming,” singer Rob Ellis commented. “Even though the sun was out, it was difficult to find any sense of enjoyment in the everyday. I ended up daydreaming a whole heap, thinking of when we were on tour and things were like they used to be.”
Adding: “I think you only realise what you’ve got when stuff gets taken away from you and that’s what fueled the idea for this tune. It was written with a sick writer named Dan Edinberg, who has worked with artists like Anderson .Paak and who I met whilst I was in New York back in 2019.”
‘Slow’ is taken from Cassia’s new EP, Magnifier, which is their second release of the year as they continue to grab 2021 by the scruff of the neck and unleash the wrath of material they’ve been cooking up while cocooned in Berlin.
Check out the video for ‘Slow’ below.