Like I've mentioned before on here, Casiotone For The Painfully Alone is one of my favourite artists because Owen Ashworth is so adept at crafting heart-shattering tales of monotonous everyday life. Needless to say, upcoming album Vs. Children is one of my most anticipated.
One of my favourite new tracks is "Killers", where Ashworth describes a couple discussing whether or not they could keep a child if the girlfriend got pregnant. "But honey, look at us now / We barely support each other," Ashworth groans, echoing the concerns of countless twenty-somethings around the globe. The keyboard drone is soft but constant, and we get the feeling that the girlfriend would love to have a child; it feels like it's really hurting the boyfriend to be realistic with her. And then when Ashworth lets out, "We could be killers / Just for one night," you can almost hear the girlfriend's heart break in two.
There's something about the drag of the everyday life of a young adult that can get really depressing at certain times - we've all felt it at one point or another - and Ashworth is a master at depicting those feelings. To hear for yourself, pre-order Vs. Children, which will be available April 7.
Casiotone For The Painfully Alone - "Killers" (Download)