“Assume” will be the first taste of new music from Cailin Russo since the release of her latest EP, The Drama which was released last Valentine’s Day. The six-track collection was produced by Chris Coady (Beach House, Yeah Yeah Yeahs), with additional production from The Invisible Men (Charli XCX, ZAYN), Michael Percy and Gianluca Buccelatti and features Nick Zinner from the Yeah Yeah Yeah’s on guitar.
Speaking about the origins of the song, Cailin reveals, “’Assume’ came about when my friend Tyler played the line – ‘I assume you love me, I can’t prove you don’t. If that’s all you tell me. Then that’s all I know’ – with the melody on a pretty beat-down Wurlitzer piano (you cannot beat the soul in that piano).”
“I was immediately stunned,” she continues. “He said he was tinkering with the idea and was wondering if I was interested in singing it. I was instantly infatuated with the song and concept, as I just related to the sentiment so heavily. I stopped everything in production and made this song the priority and new launching pad for me post ‘The Drama’ because it’s effortless. It is soulful and gives you relief.”
The Drama is a play by play of everything I went through during my crumbling relationship. The highs, the lows, the confusing fucked up parts, and in conclusion, The Drama. The story starts at the demise, from a place of defeat…but the hero perseveres, and regains her power. I like to think of the whole experience as a sad triumph, sonically and spiritually.”
2018 saw the release of Cailin’s debut EP, House With A Pool as well as tours supporting Dream Wife in North America and Gomez and Black Honey in the UK. She also made her US festival debut this past summer at Lollapalooza in Chicago, having previously played on the BBC Introducing Stage at the Reading and Leeds Festivals.