Vancouver musician Cassandra Maze is ready to unleash her special brand of catchy alternative dance pop to the world with the release of her debut EP Velocity on October 6th. Cassandra will be touring in support of the EP, playing a hometown release show at The Biltmore on October 7th before embarking on a tour stint across British Columbia. See below for full details.
Maze released the EP’s first single ‘Wait’ to Canadian radio back in February, and is following that up with the release of a second track – ‘Die Wondering’. ‘Wait’ was well received by Canadian radio and Maze toured across Canada in support of the single, astounding fans with her powerful voice. She brought her live looping prowess to prominent venues, such as the historic Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto, and gave acoustic performances on Global Toronto’s Morning Show and on Roundhouse Radio’s Live From Railtown in Vancouver. Following the tour, ‘Wait’ created a buzz online, garnering attention from many popular Spotify playlisters and receiving placement on new playlists regularly.
The Velocity EP features tracks produced by WCMA and Juno Award winner, Ryan Worsley, as well as collaborations with the WCMA award-winning dance-R&B trio, DiRTY RADiO. With this release, Maze proves that in music, as in life, opposites attract. She crafts her signature alt-pop sound from diametrical musical elements that work in harmony. The music is congruently emotional and physical – it will ensnare you in a daydream and it will draw you to the dance floor. Her lyrics are soulfelt, but the story doesn’t fully come to life until it’s combined with visceral dance beats and gritty synth layers.
“The 6 songs on this EP are an indicator of where I’ve been and what I’ve experienced in my life,” says Cassandra Maze. “They are a road map of the past, which hints to the future. ‘Wait’ is a cautionary tale I tell myself whenever I start to feel lazy and want to quit. ‘Perfect Storm’ is a celebration of the times I’ve felt truly loved and in love. ‘Sea’ pays homage to a friendship that dissolved and that I was never able to reconstruct.‘Marry the Moon’ captures the longing we feel for something greater than ourselves. ‘Still Afraid of the Dark’nods to an irrational childhood fear that I could never fully stamp out. And ‘Die Wondering’ looks forward down this path and asks, “what might I regret?”. The EP as a whole keeps my momentum going.”
Before recording the Velocity EP, Cassandra Maze toured internationally and provided vocal session work and keyboards for a variety of artists, including Victoria Duffield and Devin Townsend. She is a Creative BC funded artist, a 2016 CBC Searchlight Top 10 Regional Finalist, and has received song placements in several film and TV projects, including the TV series Eve of Destruction. Maze’s credentials keep growing, as does her audience and her music, as she continues building her career.
Look for Cassandra Maze on her Velocity Loopfinity Tour starting in Vancouver on October 7th. Her new EP Velocity will be available on Spotify, Apple Music/iTunes, and other digital retailers and streaming services on Friday, October 6th. For more information and the most up to date tour schedule, please visit:www.cassandramaze.com