Review: Cassia Release Acoustic ‘Don’t Make A Scene’

The momentum building around Cassia continued with the release of their current single ‘Don’t Make A Scene’, which premiered in the coveted Hottest Record slot on Annie Mac’s Powerdown playlist show.

Cassia shine a fresh light on the track with the new acoustic version. While the original was utterly uplifting, this new take on the song heightens its laid-back, blissed out charm with jangly acoustic guitars and a subtle string accompaniment. It also puts a fresh focus on frontman Rob Ellis’s lyrics, which offer a timely reminder to follow your passions regardless of what other people might think.

While Cassia’s music is uplifting and carefree, there is a stark difference between the face value of their music and its content under further inspection, presenting challenging themes in a totally unique way. The accompanying video finds the trio performing the song in their Casa de Cassia studio, which was named by a fan during one of their lockdown live sessions.

There’s a heart-warming simplicity to both the video, and new rendering of the track. The passivity they talk about is interpreted in an innovative, interesting way; “ordinary people” transform into beautifully endearing figures through the stripped-back vocals and muted drums. All in all, the track only leaves us more ready for their upcoming tour dates.

Cassia are set to make a long awaited return to the live arena next April, with the following dates coming ahead of wider touring as the year unfolds. Tickets are available from their official website

APRIL 
13th – Hamburg, Molotow 
14th – Berlin, Lido 
16th – Amsterdam, Paradiso (upstairs) 
20th – Dublin, Academy 2 
22nd – London, Lafayette 
24th – Edinburgh, The Mash House

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