Sail Cassady has always been great at encapsulating themes in their songs. They’ve done it again with their new release Hiding in Vancouver. Another song that deals with a place in their song list is Lotus which speaks of home and what makes a place Home. Sail Cassady has a quality in their voice that lulls you into safety and catapults you into a whole new world.
Hiding in Vancouver has an old-school texture to it because of the acoustic guitar playing. It is also has a choir that adds a Christmas touch to it. Sail sings about Vancouver with all its idiosyncrasies that set it apart from the rest of the world. We hear them sing about everything from Vancouver’s pavements to conversations exchanged during smoke breaks. This song is honestly a beautiful marriage between vocals, instruments, the choir and lyrics. The song transports you to another world that has you seeing Vancouver through a sepia filter. The track has a very immersive yet laid-back feel to it.
Jonathan Larson was one of the best writers of his time unfortunately life had other plans for him. But before he left the world he left behind a few gems such as Rent and Tick Tick Boom. Hiding in Vancouver is very similar to a song from Tick Tick Boom called Sunday. It has so much packed in it, from making fun of fools that wake up to wait in line at the Deli to the bums of New York. Hiding in Vancouver has such a great description quality that could amount to narration on stage or on screen
Sail Cassady has so much to offer to the world with their Frank Sinatraesque voice and their beautiful songwriting. I feel like Hiding in Vancouver is just the start of a great journey!