WE REVIEW THE NEW SINGLE FROM CASSIA – FIND MY WAY AROUND
Every now and then, a band will surface from the deeply saturated musical landscape with a poise and uniqueness that just can’t be ignored. These inspired moments can be rare, but when that band pops up, you just know.
Small town trio Cassia are undoubtedly one of these groups. From their humble inception in Macclesfield, near Manchester, they have made sparkling tracks across the UK and gained a string of successes too long to list off. It’s obvious now that they’ve honed a genre-defying sound loaded with youthful effervescence, dropping hit after feel-good hit.
Following a season of triumphs – including countless radio spins, festival cameos, and even a tour with Circa Waves – Cassia are gearing up for the release of their latest anthem Find My Way Around.
There’s so much to be said for this track. Speaking on it, frontman Rob Ellis says it’s “about embracing change and reshaping our mindset regularly,” which is ironic given the band’s consistency in their sound and image. However, there’s something about this particular song that feels more personal than the others, and just a short listen reveals why.
The intro bounces in with plucky guitar and bass riffs like a breath of fresh air; the kind that completely fills your lungs. Persisting through a light-hearted progression, these riffs round off through an exhale that comes full circle.
Each verse is lyrically driven and totally in tune with the song’s vibe. Ellis sings “when the only way is down, I levitate, find my way around,” to where the chorus, radiating hope and joy, kicks in. Little percussive adlibs and sound effects decorate the sections with bags of atmosphere. With each listen, different parts find their way into the spotlight.
You really can’t pin a genre to this song; it’s indie, but clearly inspired from further afield. The whole thing just feels… new, as if starting over. The intended themes really shine through.
If Cassia aren’t already on your radar, they should be. What they’re doing shows real musical integrity and each move they make from now on can only get better.