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Hailing from the unassuming town of Cheltenham, Indie-pop trio CAEZAR will be releasing “Somewhere New”, the next single off their much-anticipated debut EP ‘HAIL!’ to be released via RG Records on 30th November
‘Somewhere New’ has already been aired as a BBC Introducing exclusive, while CAEZAR’s previous single, ‘Waiting’, was featured on popular UK show ITV This Morning and their most recent offering, “Hold On” was premiered by CLASH Magazine.
Playing alongside giant names such as Hozier, James Bay and Jack Garrett, CAEZAR can really hold their own in the scene and have had the pleasure of playing at the award-winning independent Barn on the Farm Festival as well as being featured on the acclaimed radio platform BBC Music Introducing.
The ‘HAIL!’ EP boasts mastering by mastering engineer Stuart Hawkes (Amy Winehouse, Clean Bandit, Rudimental) and produced by Justin Broad (Jessie J, Emeli Sandé, Izzy Bizu, Corinne Bailey Rae).
The two founding members of CAEZAR, Chris Quigley and Rich Gills decided to take their passion for music to the next level when the pair found themselves both suffering from sports injuries that meant they would no longer be able to play rugby for their local club.
It was under the lights of the rugby pitch where the two ex-players decided that they would take their previously hidden musical talents to the stage.
When Zoe joined the band in 2017, the trio really found their niche. Her soft synths and sweet-as-honey backing vocals helped build on the unique crossover of pop, indie and rock elements that make up the band’s special sound.
CAEZAR eases the listener into their new single, ‘Somewhere New’, with emotive piano chords, muted drumbeats and dreamy backing vocals, only to quicken the pace and whirl us away with electric guitar riffs and bouncy synth lines, all held together by Chris Quigley’s powerful vocals, delivered with equal parts optimism and determination.
Listening to the flawless blend of indie, pop and rock in ‘Somewhere New’, it’s easy to hear how the group can be likened to modern pop-rock heroes Imagine Dragons and Bastille.
The band’s mix of skillfully-played live instruments and expertly produced electronic beats coupled with strong, melodic lead vocals create an impressively versatile sound that has the energy of a rock n roll show paired with the infectious optimism of an international pop hit.
The band explained that, "Wherever we've performed this track, it has always received an amazing reaction from the crowd.
It's turned into bit of an anthem for adventure-seekers and for those wanting to escape the monotony of day-to-day life.
The vocals and the melody of the chorus are so uplifting it's hard not to feel raised-up by it, and with Justin's production on the beats, the track feels full of life."
2. Hold On
3. Somewhere New
4. Take Me There
CAEZAR Waiting Promo