Song of the Day, December 31: Cassy O’ by George Ezra

EzraCassyToday’s song is Cassy O’ by George Ezra. Born George Ezra Bennett in Hertford, England in 1993, the singer moved to Bristol after school and began building his career. He landed a spot on the “introducing” stage at Glastonbury in 2013, garnering attention for his rootsy pop sound and distinctive voice. His vocals are a rich baritone with an almost Caribbean cadence, emerging unexpectedly from the fresh-faced English youth. He built on that initial attention, recording an EP and getting good airplay. Cassy O’ led off his second EP and is included on his debut album, Wanted On Voyage.

A fun, fast-paced track, it demonstrates the range of Ezra’s promising talent. Refusing to rely on his deep vocals as a gimmick, he plays with his range nicely and includes some scat-stutter singing on the title name. The song tells of romantic frustration and desperation, calling up unexpected analogies of time and travel to illustrate the singer’s feelings. It’s a nicely crafted pop tune and a promising hint of things to come from this new talent.

Enjoy this delightful song today.

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About Robert Hulshof-Schmidt
Freelance writer, researcher, online comic vendor, and project manager. Fan of a wide range of music -- especially folk and 80s pop -- vintage comics, British TV, and LGBT fiction.

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