“Nothing” sounds like something you might hear on country radio but also has an indie edge that gives it the flare of Third Man Records artists Margo Price. I thoroughly enjoyed Eva Cassles honest approach to recounting growing pains. Production wise the recording sounds like a backyard party in the summer with the use of background noise vocals. A crunchy guitar and cool organ gives way to a full band performance that sweeps up the listener into the story.
“kissed all the bad boys and never got caught, danced to the sunrise like we couldn’t grow up”
Reenforcing the coming of age tale that “Nothing” is. Lush background vocals elevate the chorus to bring home the story. I’ve spent spring nights drinking beer at a Nashville dive and this brings me back to those times. Eva has really found her sound with her move from Boston to Nashville. Though we are moving into the colder months here in NYC when the sun comes back out and people are headed to their lake houses you can be sure I’ll add this to my road trip and lakeside chilling playlist.
California Bay Area native Eva Cassel is bringing coastal vibes down south to Nashville, TN after graduating from Berklee College of Music in 2017. With a resilient punk San Francisco edge, her eclectic musical style combines the indie energy of Elliot Smith, the pristine vocal melodicism of Joni Mitchell and a dash of Amy Winehouse attitude. A self-proclaimed word nerd, Cassel’s poignant lyrics reflect her love of language and fascination with the human condition.