After a four year hiatus, Sam Duckworth aka Get Cape, Wear Cape, Fly is back with a new album, Young Adult, which drops on 19th January via Xtra Mile. He’s lost none of his charm in the intervening period, as VHS Forever attests, as he casts a almost raucous, brass heavy spell on the listener, utilising his skill as a storyteller to capture attention.
Of the song, Sam Duckworth comments “VHS Forever is probably the most absurd of the songs on the album. It’s a little bit of fun really. So much of the music that I’ve made previously has been quite heavy and quite political. I just wanted to write a song that highlighted the ridiculousness of feeling like all eras are being relived and rehashed at once, perpetual nostalgia. With one foot in pub rock (especially DR Feelgood) and another in britpop, I wanted to write a 3 chord pub rock song that was fun and didn’t take itself too seriously.
For me it’s odd because now I’m 31 years old, and the fashion of the current age looks exactly the same as the fashion of the age when I was growing up. Being an artist that’s been around for a long time a lot of people say to me: ‘I used to remember you from my primary school’ and I just think, well I’m talking to adults who remember me from their childhood, when in some ways I still feel like I’m still a child myself. [In ‘VHS Forever’] I’m just trying to wrap it all up into a nice little bubble in a way that doesn’t feel too heavy.”
Check out the accompanying video, here
Plus, to mark the release Sam Duckworth, plus a full band (the same band as featured in the ‘VHS Forever’ video will be launching the new album with an unmissable one-off live performance at The Village Underground, London on 18th January 2018.