Two new singles
Out Friday 5 March 2021
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Drowning - Radio edit (this version is slightly shorter)
Music video for 'Drowning' Music video for 'You'
Sydney-based singer songwriter Cassady Southern is releasing two new singles in advance of her first full-length album.
You is an upbeat pop rock song which packs a punch and Drowning is a big searing ballad. Both showcase Cassady’s songwriting ability and draw on her musical influences including the Rolling Stones, the Divinyls and Powderfinger.
With this new material Cassady has once again surrounded herself with excellent musicians, including Peter Austin and Nathan Cunningham on guitar, Craig Orth on bass and John Duffy on drums.
Cassady has also been working with excellent producers and engineers in the making of these latest tracks, including Marshall Cullen (The Divinyls, The Church and Hoodoo Gurus), Michael Zuvela (Vera Blue), mix engineer Russell Pilling (Choirboys, Rose Tattoo, Lemonheads, Grinspoon and Midnight Oil), and mastering engineer William Bowden (Gotye).
“I’m really happy with these new tracks”, says Cassady. “I spent a bit more time on pre-production this time. In 2020 I studied music production at SAE Creative Media Institute and I was able to apply what I was learning to make some demos and work these up over time”.
“It was great to record with guys who I have been playing with for a while and who are really talented and experienced. It was also a thrill to work with someone of the calibre of Marshall, who was very generous with his time”.
You and Drowning follow two EPs which Cassady has previously released: Don’t ask me in 2012 and Heart in 2016. Both of these releases have been played on radio and earnt positive reviews. The two singles will be followed by Cassady’s first full-length album.
Cassady is hoping to be able to get out and play the new tracks live. You can keep up-to-date via social media or reach her via the online contact form.
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"Heart is the latest EP for Cassady Southern. It is a beautiful collection of modern blues music. Cassady has included some classic blues instruments on the EP such as the Hammond organ and the slide guitar, however Cassady’s exquisite voice and talent for songwriting has given these traditional sounds a modern feel blending pop and rock elements to the blues sound. The result of this mixture is an EP that is authentic modern blues, filled to the brim with catchy tracks that will have you hitting the replay button! Heart is the perfect EP to start you off if you want to explore the Blues genre. "
— The Forbes Phoenix
“"Cassady Southern is a wonderfully modern exponent of R & B, without losing its essential 'character and feel'. Her lyrics reach into and touch experiences that so many people have been through themselves. "Breakdown", and "I Liked It", are two catchy and very original pieces, that have featured on my show 'Musical Australiana', and received praise from my listeners." ”
— Alan Edwards, Musical Australiana 103.9 Seymour FM
"Great job! I could totally hear someone record this song and would not be surprised if I hear it on the radio, on an awards show or in a commercial someday. Amazing job! Go write your next hit!"
— Music City SongStar
More reviews are available here: www.cassadysouthern.com/reviews