After drop­ping one of this year’s wavi­est feel good sum­mer anthems ‘Doing Alright’ and tear­ing down the Mas­ter­mind x Super­malt stage at Not­ting Hill Car­ni­val in August, North West London’s Cas­scade returns from a hiatus to show his ver­sat­il­ity with a live ver­sion of his track ‘Com­fort­able’.

Best known for his flam­boy­ant bars and lyr­ic packed rap tracks with an RnB fla­vour, ‘Com­fort­able’ is some­what of a sur­prise from Cas­scade as it boasts a stripped back live band per­form­ance to accom­pany his raw vocal deliv­ery, which includes singing on the first verse and a venom­ous rap verse on the second. Shot at Res­id­ent Stu­di­os, the visu­als play host to the track’s reflect­ive motifs as Cas­scade takes stock after an up and down year. He explains:

“The acous­tic ver­sion was some­thing I always wanted to do but just nev­er got around to doing. I love live rendi­tions of songs and I thought this would prob­ably be the per­fect song to do this with. I also wanted to dis­play my diversity.”

After fight­ing some fight­ing some demons this year, Cas­scade has man­aged to har­ness those feels into his art — vul­ner­ab­il­ity at it’s finest but delivered in a way fit­ting of a true under­dog. Lyr­ics such as these show an artist try­ing to make sense of the daily grind:

“Cal­cu­lated risks, you do the math, it could be dam­aging” — “Easy option is a night­mare but it might just help me sleep well — Cause I stay up late, plot­ting, Cause I can’t go back to retail”

Earli­er this year Cas­scade held his second sold out show at Cam­den Assembly, before drop­ping his break­through hit ‘Doing Alright’ which was playl­is­ted at ReprezentPulse 88 and The Beat FM. His pre­vi­ous singles includ­ing the party jam ‘Sexy’ have been cham­pioned by media such as High­s­n­obi­etyGRM DailyLinkup TV and SBTV as well as by DJs includ­ing Charlie SlothMelody KaneAnnie Night­in­gale and Tar­get.  This year he was part of a sold out show at O2 Isling­ton but since sum­mer has taken some time out away from the scene.

‘Com­fort­able’ sets the stage for fur­ther releases in 2020 from this hungry cre­at­ive — watch this space and check out the chilling per­form­ance below.

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Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal

Edit­or / PR Con­sult­ant at No Bounds
Rishma Dhali­w­al has extens­ive exper­i­ence study­ing and work­ing in the music and media industry. Hav­ing writ­ten a thes­is on how Hip Hop acts as a social move­ment, she has spent years research­ing and con­nect­ing with artists who use the art form as a tool for bring­ing a voice to the voice­less. Cur­rently work­ing in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media know­ledge to I am Hip Hop and oth­er pro­jects by No Bounds.

About Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal
Rishma Dhaliwal has extensive experience studying and working in the music and media industry. Having written a thesis on how Hip Hop acts as a social movement, she has spent years researching and connecting with artists who use the art form as a tool for bringing a voice to the voiceless. Currently working in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media knowledge to I am Hip Hop and other projects by No Bounds.