Five Questions With Sail Cassady

Victoria, BC-based dream-folk artist, Sail Cassady (aka Colin Craveiro) released his brand new single, “Mary Dream” today. The single was produced by David Parfit and engineered by Justin Lapointe at Qualicum Beach on Vancouver Island, BC.

Following up his single “Lotus” released earlier this year, “Mary Dream” musically and lyrically weaves between cheerful and dark tones, written during a time of major self-realization:

“The song explores the feelings and realities of being ‘in love’ during a long-term relationship and coming to terms with the swings of bipolar. The first half of the song explores the happy, lovey moments associated with a young relationship – being generally thrilled to come home and be with your partner. The second half explores the darker, sadder, and more difficult moments of isolation and distance that one can experience as the spark is snuffed out by inner demons.

This song started first as an acoustic demo which became the bedrock for a second pre-production demo, produced by my friend, John. Tracking was a magical experience – days of meditative exploration and late nights digging into the original feelings that inspired the song in the first place.”

Check out “Mary Dream” below and find out more about Sail Cassady in our Five Questions With segment.

Care to introduce yourself to our readers?

My name is Colin Craveiro singer-songwriter for Sail Cassady. I often jog to Jandek and can’t stand tags in my shirt.

Tell us a bit about your music and writing style

My music is more like a scene in a movie than a song. I try to create an image lyrically inserting the listener into the moment. I find adding more layers to soundscapes actually furthers the experience giving it a three-dimensional essence. Relatable yet personal. Stylistically captures folk, noir and dream qualities.

Do you have any upcoming shows? For someone who has yet to see you live, how would you explain

your live performance?

I have an upcoming show at the Roxy Dec. 14th in Vancouver. Then touring in the new year.

My live shows have matured over the years from playing filthy indie rock (Man Made Lake) breaking instruments and onstage possession to a more calm and refined experience. Almost more like a beat poetry reading. Channeling the right amount of ‘where I was in my life’ when I first wrote the song.

If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?

If I could suggest only one song for everyone to hear it would either be Mary Dream or Got the pace.

Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/ artists?

Current Canadian artists I’m listening to are MorMor, Tribe Called Red, Snotty Nose Rez Kids, Motherhood, and praying The Constantines get back together.

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