Cassidy Dickens is a Nashville-based singer-songwriter originally from the mountains of southern West Virginia. Surrounded by Appalachia’s colorful storytelling, front porch picking, and rich vocal harmonies from day one, Cassidy has always been enamored by the singular power of music to capture fleeting memories and raw emotion. Furthermore, this lifelong enchantment has inspired a musical catalog overflowing with love, heartbreak, home, and other universal-yet-intensely-personal themes.
The artist’s latest release “All I’m Missing” showcases her talents as a singer-songwriter with a unique blend of indie-pop, folk, and bluegrass influences. The song starts off with a gentle guitar melody, which gradually builds into a layered arrangement of acoustic guitars that is simply captivating. Also, the mix of the song is impressive, isolating different layers of acoustic guitars and blending them seamlessly with a subtle violin in the background. The result is a sound that is both intricate and enchanting.
An intricate blend of folk, bluegrass and indie-pop
The lyrics of the song explore the theme of leaving one’s home and the bittersweet feelings that come with it. Cassidy sings about the cost of pursuing one’s dreams and the sacrifices that come with it. The emotions conveyed in the lyrics are powerful and relatable, as she sings, “So much to gain, so much is lost, Big dreams sure do cost a lot,” making the song a standout piece in Cassidy Dickens’ discography. From narrative to arrangements, the musician has come a long way since the release of her sophomore album “Anxious Love.” Additionally, Cassidy’s vocals on the song are gentle yet powerful, conveying the emotions in the lyrics beautifully. Her ability to tell a story through her music is evident, and “All I’m Missing” is a testament to her talent as a singer-songwriter.
The folk and bluegrass influences in the song are undeniable, making it a perfect fit for movies with similar themes. The song would fit well in a movie like “Wild” starring Reese Witherspoon or “Into the Wild” directed by Sean Penn. Both movies explore the theme of leaving one’s home to pursue a journey of self-discovery, just like the protagonist in “All I’m Missing”.
In conclusion, Cassidy Dickens is indeed the next big indie star to look out for in the Nashville underground music scene, who is gearing up for global success in 2023.