Building the anticipation with another release from his upcoming album, Sydney rapper CASA X once again shows off his lyrical versatility and melodious hip-hop hooks in the title track “100 Faces.”
Written after performing at a festival for a wild crowd of over 100 faces, the track is about the cognitive dissonance felt after being worshipped and loved on stage, to becoming another face in the crowd once finishing a set.
Of the track CASA X says, “Once we had finished our set it all went back to normal as if nothing ever happened on stage. I wanted the chorus to capture that emotion I was feeling, from once being on stage to then feeling part of that crowd.”
Produced by Marvelouz, “100 Faces” is a live-sounding track that features moody guitar riffs and sharp percussion, creating a dark and emotive vibe that compliments the conceptual metaphors used to portray CASA X’s sombre realisations.
Influenced by the sound of live music, CASA X says “I want people to feel a vibe they may of experienced at a bar during an era when live music was booming. At the same time I didn’t want the music to take away from the lyrics and what’s being said.”
The versatile hip hop artist is steadily gaining a reputation for his lyrical excellence and humble storytelling. CASA X seeks to break through his own skin when he writes, lacing his art with double entendres and nostalgic epiphones, whilst playing the role of devil on your shoulder, or deeper, the doubtful and lonely voice echoing in the back of your head.
Expect to hear more rawness and indelicate honesty in CASA X’s upcoming album 100FACES, which is slated for release later this year.