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