Cape Snow – “One More Time” (audio) (premiere)

Americana and '90s merge on a stunning new track by the cross-continental collective Cape Snow.

A collaboration between Los Angeles singer-songwriter Bree Scanlon and New England collective Tiger Saw, Cape Snow will be releasing their self-titled debut album this summer. We’re more than pleased to premiere the new track “One More Time”, a flat-out gorgeous rustic waltz that not only echoes the best traits of Americana, but also touches on the influences of such ’90s stalwarts as Mazzy Star and Low. Country slowcore, if you will. It’s a beautiful song, and we strongly suggest you give it a listen.

“Bree came up with the opening lines, ‘I’d do most anything to say hello one more time, but not just in my mind’, and I really liked the simple idea of exploring this longing,” says band member Dylan Metrano. “The lyrics are never explicit about what happened, and why the person is gone, but it’s a universal feeling of wishing there could be a do-over, or wanting a second chance. ‘I’d ruin the rhyme’ is an odd little statement, one of my favorite lines, because it seems like it shouldn’t be a big deal, but in this context, it’s presented as if it is. Andy Abelow’s saxophone is understated and really beautiful here, too. A good example of what he’s best at. I was such a fan of his playing in Small Sur, and he fits in perfectly here. And Mara Flynn’s harmony on the choruses is also just a short, subtle thing, but pulls at my heartstrings every time I hear it. Musically, the song is pretty simple, but every part serves its purpose well, without being flashy. Everything supports the tender vocal.”

Cape Snow will be released 31 July on Burst and Bloom Records.