Tuesday, 21 January 2014

George Ezra - Cassy O'

Unfortunately Cassy O’ isn’t a tribute to the multinational Japanese electronics giant. If it was we’d have had to reprimand George Ezra for his poor spelling, but let’s face it in the age of search engine optimisation everyone, particularly musicians, are throwing the dictionary out of the window. Bad spelling is the thing these days for any ambitious youths with a band to sell.

Despite being one of those youths, much has been made of the fact that Ezra doesn’t sing like one. He certainly doesn’t on this new single, which we suspect following his placement on all the predictions lists, including our own, is going to give the likes of Radio 1 producers some problems. We can imagine the discussion in the playlisting meeting now:

“But it sounds like the kind of music a whiskey loaded old man stomping around the pub, would listen to.” 

“Yeah but Zane Lowe’s already made it his hottest record in the world, so you know, old man’s music is cool again."

"But isn't Zane Lowe an old man?" 

"Yeah, that's why he's cool."

Irrespective of cool or not, we’re liking this and a word of warning; if you find us in a pub, throw us a couple of whiskeys and we’ll be up dancing like a loon with that old man. We might even be him. We also expect this one to be a big festival sing-a-long this summer. If the idea of that rowdy scenario makes you shudder, crawl back into your hole and try and remember how to enjoy life. Thanks.

The Cassy O' EP is released on 16th March in digital and 7" vinyl format and will feature three further songs: Get Lonely With Me, Over The Creek and Coat Of Armour. He's out on tour over the next few months, but you'll have to be quick if you want to go as most of the dates are sold out.

George Ezra - Cassy O'

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