Single Review: Casey - 'Bruise'
With the excitement building to their second album “Where I Go When I am Sleeping”, Casey have released their last single “Bruise” from the record.
The song begins with a simple guitar melody, heavy with reverb and delay creating long echoes leading to powerful drums, “Bruise” is very reminiscent of Casey’s older songs like “Teeth” and “Darling”. The use of building dynamics as emotional lyrics flood in prove how much Casey are experimenting with their sound and make the listener feel connected to the impassioned story Tom Weaver is telling. Like many other songs in their discography, Weaver describes his thoughts of self-doubt, heartbreak and often referring to his mother as a sense of direction as he tries to comprehend his everyday problems.
In a brief interview with their creative director Martin Wisniewska about the music video that was realised alongside “Bruise”, she stated “For me, it was important to capture how delicate the song is and what it conveys. It was one of my favourites on the record so making the visualette was very stressful because I wanted to make things to be perfect.”
Words by Bailey Kidd