Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Track Of The Day: Cast - 'Baby Blue Eyes'

Liverpool Britpop legends Cast are currently touring the UK and are expected to release a brand new album next year, which will be their sixth full length LP, and the follow up to 2012's 'Troubled Times'. Frontman John Power told Louder Than War (in an article which you can read more of HERE) that "there’s talk of popping into the studio in the New Year" and talked about the band's new track 'Baby Blue Eyes', their first new material in over two years. While it evokes memories of the classic 1995 debut 'All Change', there's a new approach in terms of the arrangement, and a more spacious sound is evident.

"It’s very much Cast but its a little move on as well.  It’s not so uptight and were not strangling each other to get where we’ve got to go. There’s looseness about the playing now but that makes it more intense and more dynamic and gives it more energy. I think when we were younger it was speed thrills and you think that’s the intensity. Whereas now it’s a looser groove and with that it’s got a heavier weight behind it... If and when we go into do these new recordings, which I’m getting focused about and that’s the intention to go in in January and February and get a new album done. Or at least an EP…that’ll be more of the same really. Verses and rhythms adding light."

The song can be downloaded for free via the band's Soundcloud page HERE.

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