Combat this summer heat with the cool sound of Cape Cub, whose honest lyrics and neat layers of instrumentation are a refreshing escape from today’s cluttered pop scene. The U.K.-based alt-pop-rock project has put out a handful of well-received singles over the past few years, but the latest one, “Moonglow,” marks the very first one as a full band. The accompanying music video premieres today, and you can watch it right here on Pancakes & Whiskey. The sun-drenched footage captures the new group in action, highlighting their heartfelt contributions with crisp close-ups of the movement: drumsticks soaring, long hair floating, fingers hitting the keys and grazing guitar strings. While it all began as the solo project of award-winning songwriter Chad Male, that was actually never the intent – and this video is the first taste of what he calls “Cape Cub 2.0,” as he explained upon its release.
“We recorded this video with Jodie Canwell in a Grade II listed former Post Office in Middlesbrough in the heart of north east England’s industrial heartland, and it introduces you to Cape Cub 2.0,” said Male. “This was never meant to be one person. The whole thing started out as a project on my laptop. It’s now got to a crazy point where millions have people have listened to my demos and EPs across the world and the live show has grown into something I just couldn’t have imagined back when it first started. What’s cool about our band is that we’re all really, really good friends. Some of us have been writing and playing music together since we were thirteen years old, and it’s a bond that goes way beyond Cape Cub. It feels that we’re really ready to take this thing on full speed now.”
Article: Olivia Isenhart