As a lyricist, singer-songwriter Cassidy Mann often reshapes a small moment into a powerful and poetic song that feels both personal and relatable.
“My favorite thing is to write about all the tiny things that make the bigger picture more important,” she says. “It’s interesting to me how memories are interpretable.”
Mann’s first EP “If It’s Not Forever” served as a catalogue of how her early relationships ended and why. More than anything, she hopes that other people feel seen and comforted by her stories.
With family hailing from the community of Sagkeeng First Nation, her Indigenous heritage continually influences her music.
“Storytelling is something I feel compelled to do. I think it probably has a lot to do with the fact that so many of my ancestors used songs and stories as a way to preserve our culture,” Mann observes.
“Everblue” is her new single – a song about losing a friend and sitting in the aftermath.
“When you lose a friend, you’re left with so many shared memories that no one else knows about. This song is about how you make peace with the realization that both of your lives took different turns than you imagined.”
The bulk of the song was recorded in a small cabin in rural Manitoba, Canada in the late fall.
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