Photo by Greg Carlin.
Today sees the official release of CASSADORA’s debut EP, entitled 'ACHILLES HEEL'. The EP comes after the release of their debut single, 'HOW MANY DAYS' in June 2017.
ACHILLES HEEL is a compilation of songs that were written over the past two years. Some were written long ago and others are still just a few months old. The EP was recorded over the course of three days at Open Room Studios in Greenside and produced and recorded by award-winning South African producer and sound engineer, Greg Carlin.
“We really wanted to showcase the vocal and lyrical content that I've been cooking up for some time. We also knew that the type of music we are making isn't a genre-generic style. It's a bit of a fusion, which was tricky to work with at first but soon became the inspiration as we went along,” says front woman Natalie Poppy.
Take a Listen to 'Achilles Heel' while you read on!
The heartfelt lyrics and dreamy vocal melodies heard on the EP is the result of growing up listening to a variety of female led music acts which are inspired by artists such as Florence Welch, Katy Perry and Sheryl Crow and you can hear their major influence to CASSADORA’s sound which brings forth the weakness of an ‘Achilles heel’ that is essentially the metaphor which ties into every track on the EP.
“The process of writing this EP was definitely amplified by the creative relationship with our producer Greg. When you have a creative connection and you can understand each other on that level, it's magical. Personally, I'm self-taught in every aspect of my musical pursuits, which means that I sometimes struggle to communicate my ideas as I don't know the terminology or best practices. I just have my own way of doing things and it can be just as limiting as it is liberating. Luckily, Greg totally understands me and doesn't need me to explain my ideas; he’ll be onto my train of thought with ease.”
Fans can look forward to an exciting and addictive, yet sincere and open debut offering from CASSADORA in 'ACHILLES HEEL'.
ACHILLES HEEL Track Listing:
- How Many Days