Uk Singer-songwriter Sam Duckworth Aka Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly. Releases New Single, "Vhs Forever
London-based independent label Xtra Mile Recordings (Frank Turner, Against Me!, Skinny Lister) and singer-songwriter Sam Duckworth aka Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly. are excited to present the music video for his new single titled “VHS Forever.” Taken from Young Adult, which will be released next Friday, January 19 (pre-order), “VHS Forever” sees Duckworth offering his unique perspective on the sheer nuttiness of present-day consumer trends via a treasure trove of golden couplets and diamond one-liners. Ignited by an irresistible three-chord riff, this retro-futuristic bottle rocket of fizzing synthesizers and beatific brass is just one of many stratospheric highs to be found on the first Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly. album in four years. Check out the video for “VHS Forever” on YouTube HERE.
As a whole, Young Adult is a collection of 10 all-new and original songs, each fresh and unique sounding in their own way, rippling with ideas and a sense of newfound wonder – its honest, open, finger-picked songs are presented with one foot firmly in the rave and the other in the 1970s. Experimental but ultimately engaging and observational, Young Adult is Get Cape back to his very best. It’s good to have him back.
In 2006, Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly. released his critically acclaimed debut album, The Chronicles of a Bohemian Teenager, that featured three top 40 singles, “The Chronicles of a Bohemian Teenager (Part One)”, “War Of The Worlds” and “I Spy.” He has released nine studio albums to critical acclaim under his Get Cape moniker, as Sam Duckworth, and most recently as Recreations. Over the years, he has collaborated with the likes of Billy Bragg, Nitin Sawhney, Shlomo, Killa Kela, Baba Maal, Flea, Kate Nash and many others. He has also been a notable participant in the Africa Express project launched by Damon Albarn. Since hanging up the Cape in 2014, Duckworth has turned his attention to his work as Recreations (with a collection of solo works, Kingdoms, released at the top of this year), plus a greater involvement in the spheres of politics and activism, whereby he has become a regular face on the steps of Westminster lobbying for truth, justice and change.
In feeling a reawakened urge to go back to his basic instincts and make, record and release music upon natural, intuitive feelings of compulsion and spontaneity we find the roots of Young Adult. Vacating from London to return to Essex, Duckworth looked to trade in the noise and trappings of the capital for breathing space, expression and time playing with fellow live musicians once again. Building a new studio of his own in his hometown of Southend, he set about creating a hub with enough room and scope to let his imagination run wild, while providing a setup that would cater for productions still sonically taut and punchy. “It feels good to be entering a new chapter in a new studio,” says Duckworth. “It’s nice to be home in Essex but it's very nice to have found a new home, creatively. This feels like the first of many here, which is very exciting.”