Macclesfield locals Cassia make their stunning return with a brand new single “Gamma Rays”, released on February 9th, their first release since their sophomore album Why You Lacking Energy?, which dropped in 2022. And that’s not all the trio had lined up for their fans, as their new EP Home Soon… also dropped yesterday alongside their latest track.
Our NEW EP is out today!! “Home Soon” everybody!! AND with it a new single Gamma Rays!! Give it a listen or ten and let us know what’s your fave!! Big love, cassia x
— Cassia (@wearecassia) February 9, 2024
Cassia is composed of vocalist Rob Ellis, bassist Lou Cotterill, and drummer Jacob Leff. Collectively, the group have cited World Music as a shared inspiration, with frontman Ellis saying: “Speaking personally I think the thing that interests me the most is the unpredictability of the music. It’s cool knowing that there’s an endless vat of unexplored approaches ideas out there to take influence from.” Having spent part of his childhood in Zambia, lead singer Ellis was exposed to West African music and has brought this mastery into Cassia’s sound. Their Home Soon… EP was constructed all over the world, taking influence from every corner of the globe. The band commented on their recent writing style, claiming: “we felt that gave us a new lease of life creatively.”
Moreover, when asked about the EP in general, the band said: “Summed up the EP is based around life cycles. I feel that l always struggle to cope with chapters drawing to a natural close because it forces me to change what is comfortable, it is just a natural response of mine and so these songs act as an outlet for me, some tracks reminded me of the positive outcomes that come off the back of change, whilst some songs were jotted down during a painful switch of reality.”
In honour of the release of their new EP, Cassia will be performing a one off intimate show in London this March. For more information and tickets, click here.
We have a NEW EP dropping 9th Feb!It’s called ‘Home Soon’ and you can now preorder it on vinyl as well as new merch! we’re also doing a one off intimate show in LONDON!! General sale is Monday but you can grab one early with a vinyl + ticket bundle
— Cassia (@wearecassia) November 10, 2023
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