Artist and producer, Cape Cub aka Chad Male clearly resembles as an artist who bears a tender and genuine personality in his writing.
Both of Chad Male’s 2016 releases, Closer and 6am EPs last year are deeply influenced by the dynamics of heading into his twenties and Chad’s personal attachment to his hometown of Marske-by-the-Sea on the North East coast.
Now returning with the first release of this year, ‘Flowers’ is a dreamy, hook-laden song about overcoming fear through the strong bond of a loving relationship. With sporadic, chopped vocal hooks fluttering around a bed of delicate piano and guitar, Chad seemingly connects songwriting and production styles of his own with resemblances to Maggie Rogers and Death Cab For Cutie.
“In 2017, I’ve gone through some of the best and some of the most painful experiences of my life. The making of this new music and the writing of these words has been hugely cathartic, and that’s exactly what Flowers is to me. It embodies a complete release of emotion” – Chad explains.
The greatest part is the emotional, heartfelt lyrics that showcase his skill as a storyteller; “I’m scared I’ll be losing the light..” /“Now I’m here until the sun departs..” / “..because flowers don’t grow in the dark” as Chad paints a picture about his relationship detailing this visually as a flower.
As Cape Cub, he once again showcases his natural flair for crafting romantic lyricism with rousing melodies.
words by Christian Graham
image by Jodie Canwell