Need something to boost spirits and inject some summer vibes into the bleak atmosphere of spring 2020? Tap The Feed have just the thing. Indie trio, Cassia are back with sun-soaked, new single Do Right. We virtually caught up with lead singer and guitarist, Rob Ellis, to chat about new music and the band’s recent move to Berlin.
Rob Ellis: Well it’s probably the best release we’ve put out so far. The fans seem to really love it!
R: After long nights of brainstorming and drinking beers with the Director, Artur Althen from Bardamu Film, we finally came up with the idea. We thought it would be funny if it looked like we hadn’t done anything since Replica‘s release in 2019; showing the band chilling and living in luxury. We also wanted it to represent a sort of ignorance towards the outside world to reflect the songs meaning. Then someone came up with the idea of us drinking juice that makes us all creative and productive again. We really wanted it to look a bit weird but cool.
R: We’re just too spicy.
R: It was written after I had a conversation with a friend in South Africa about politics and environmental issues. It was enlightening for me at the time because I wasn’t aware of the details of these happenings. The song carries a simple message; to find the want to know more and to find the want to act within your means- to do right.
R: It was just me who went and experienced the place. Visiting the Cape gave me a whole new perspective and definitely helped shape the sound of ‘Do Right’.
R: I can’t speak for the guys, but if I had to pinpoint one moment it would be playing the Radio 1 stage at Reading Festival. That was definitely the most memorable moment!
R: We were offered an affordable place for us all to live, and our management is located here so the move just made logical sense.
R: It’s all amazing to be honest as we have 24-hour access to record there, so there’s really no stopping us once we start recording.
R: I think it’ll be hard to organise a tour for this year just because of these strange times.
R: Nice one!
Catch up with all things Cassia by following their socials and make sure you check out quirky, new single ‘Do Right’, out now.