Cassels are back with a new single ahead of their May tour dates with Brutus.
Inspired by recent political events, ‘A Snowflake In Winter’ is about “namby-pamby snowflakes like myself,” vocalist Jim Beck explains.
“I wrote the words for this song around the time of Trump’s inauguration. Like many people, I was rather shocked and dismayed by the result of the presidential election, not least because I’d spent the previous weeks watching erudite takedowns & reading expertly-worded polemics which, to my mind, had completely blown the now-President’s chance of election and left his reputation in tatters.
“I, like many other people, had been buried so deep inside an echo chamber, and so far up my own arse, that I’d failed to notice a lot of people don’t think the same way that I do. By surrounding myself in a comforting and comfortable liberal bubble populated by fellow circle-jerkers I’d been blindsided by events which didn’t unfold in the way I’d expected them to.
“The same thing happened with Brexit; I engaged with opinions I agreed with, all the while getting little hits of dopamine which made me feel like things were moving in the right direction. But they weren’t. And what did I do about it? I shared a f*cking Guardian article on social media; I regurgitated opinions to like-minded friends at the pub; I carried on living my life the same way I always had while proclaiming that ‘things needed to change’; I failed.
“In summary, this is a song about the failure of the liberal elite and namby-pamby snowflakes like myself. This song is probably about you. This song will change nothing. I hope you like it—please share it on social media if you do.”
The London duo are currently putting the finishing touches to their second album, set for release later this year.
Catch the band on tour:
04 Bristol – Exchange (w/ BRUTUS)
05 Leeds – Hyde Park Book Club (w/ BRUTUS)
06 Glasgow – Broadcast (w/ BRUTUS)
08 London – Boston Music Room (w/ BRUTUS)
They’ll play Truck in July, too.