Two indie-pop risers Cassia and Kawala join forces for the infectious new single ‘Circular Motion’. Already landing a spot as BBC Radio 1’s hottest record, the track is now accompanied by a stylistically lo-fi new music video the match the tracks bedroom pop production.
Bringing together wobbling chorus soaked guitar tones, an infectious danceable beat and a chorus to die for, the track is a sparking display of pop songwriting accompanied with a electronic tinted, indie backdrop. Comparable to Glass Animals, the ability to balance depthy musical backdrops with commercially viable melodies on the track is something to be admired – something with both bands have mastered previously.
On the new single, Cassia shares, “We first got to know Kawala after a very messy night at a barn on the farm and it wasn’t long after that we got in the studio together. Somehow in and amongst all the coffee fuelled chaos we managed to come away with circular motion. I remember the beat and the keys riff kicked things off then we started pulling lyrics together. The words are loosely based around the theme of life cycles, in summary the meaning of the song is; Sometimes in order to get off on the right track you might have to follow the less travelled road, getting lost can sometimes reveal a fresh perspective that you didn’t know you needed. It was definitely a conscious decision to keep this song upbeat, looking back on it now it really wouldn’t have been possible to come up with the next John Lewis advert judging off the amount of energy that was in that room. We can’t wait to play this tune at festivals together and it feels so sick to be releasing music into the world with good mates.”
Speaking on the accompanying video, the band adds, “We wanted to make a video that in a tongue and cheek way showcases how easy it is to get caught up in competitive rivalries between respective bands rather than just lying back and enjoying the music. In the indie music scene you can sometimes feel a little isolated and so this song and video is an attempt to break down those walls. We filmed the video in a small apartment in London and coming up the stairs got greeted by two life size cutouts of us. Did a fighting scene with Jim from Kawala about butter in the Jam jar. It got so out of hand that at some point we were like “are we still fighting over the jam?” Don’t think we’ve ever had so much fun at a shoot and can only recommend making music videos with your mates!”
Vibrant, uplifting and yet retaining an underlying sense of emotion. and melancholy, the track is beautifully balanced and relentlessly catchy.
Watch the new video below: