Review of Searching For The Hows And Whys Album by Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly

Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly
Searching For The Hows And Whys
Album Review

Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly Searching For The Hows And Whys Album

With his debut album ‘The Chronicles Of A Bohemian Teenager’, the artist otherwise known as Sam Duckworth garnered critical acclaim and relative commercial success. Fans can catch him at several festivals across the summer, including T In The Park, Wireless and Bestival.

Having got himself noticed with his first record, Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly uses this album to truly express himself but lyrically and musically. Of course there are the expected acoustic tracks (‘Postcards From Catalunya’ and ‘Moving Forward’ feature beautiful riffs), but horns are used effectively on the tale of puppy love that is ‘Young And Lovestruck’ and Prodigy-esque beats are mixed with strings for ‘Waiting For The Monster To Drown’. Perhaps most successful is the Latin-flavoured ‘The Children Are (The Consumers) Of The Future’, which as the title suggests is an attack on capitalism and consumer culture.

Where Duckworth stands apart from many of his peers is that he is a fantastic writer of lyrics and this is cemented on this record. The duet with Kate Nash 'Better Things’, finely details the darker side to fame and groupies, but if this seems small-minded to anyone, a listen to ‘I Could Build You A Tower’ should convince you he is capable of much more. Introduced by news clips, it tackles the subjects of recent wars, terrorism and school massacres, before questioning the human nature that allows these atrocities to happen. The result is a stunning song which truly marks this artist to be someone of great potential and musicianship.

Alex Lai