Track By Tracks: Downcast - Downcast (2018)


UK newcomers DOWNCAST take influence from the likes of The Wonder Years, ROAM, and Taking Back Sunday. The guys release their self-titled EP on Friday 11th January, and we have this exclusive track by track:

1. Anthurium:

This is a breakup song. However, I don’t like the idea of writing a song fuelled by hatred because nobody in my life has ever truly deserved that, so I’ve tried to portray the wrongdoings that happen on both sides of a relationship when things get toxic. It’s a post-breakup reflection on the situation. Watch the lyric video, here - https://youtu.be/xxk-ji-T1zk.

2. Sombre:

This is about someone very close to me who has suffered with bad mental health and drug addiction for many years. When mental health issues are getting you down, it’s easy to feel like you’re completely alone and have nobody to reach out to. I hope this song will serve as a reminder that you’re never truly alone in your struggles and there’s always someone out there who cares about you.

3. Window seat:

This song is about the struggle of knowing you shouldn’t be with someone but still trying your hardest to make things work. Sometimes, letting go of something that’s hurting you can be difficult because you remember how good it once made you feel. Check out the video for the song, here - https://youtu.be/VXcOqFVG1rU .

4. 2013:

The verse lyrics in this song were taken from an old, unused demo from another project. It’s about ending a long-term relationship. The chorus describes how the act of turning to alcohol to escape negative emotions is only ever a temporary fix and often puts you in an even worse headspace than before. If you’re struggling with something, whether it’s big or small, it’s important to keep a clear mind and focus on healing. You should always face your problems instead of running away from them; you’re always so much stronger than you feel in that moment.

5. I’m sorry:

This is the most personal song I’ve ever written. The lyrics reflect on a very low point in my life, where I found it difficult to love myself and didn’t know how to deal with the negative emotions that I was experiencing. I’d broken up with my girlfriend, isolated myself from my friends and left a job in the city to move back to the countryside with my family and work a low-paid bar job. I felt like I had let myself down and I was underachieving. Here’s the video for the track, https://youtu.be/RqMepW6DNqA .

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