Sameer Cash, recently filmed 8 videos over the course of a week at Jonas Bonnetta’s (Evening Hymns) at Port William Sound, a track off his current release, This City, out now via Postwar Records. Today, the Toronto artist is sharing the video for “Easily” from those sessions.
“We filmed this video in the sauna, as it was warming up,” says Cash. “The song was penned after going on a very impromptu and slightly debaucherous road trip to PEI with my high school friends last summer. It was written about the weight of friendship and all the battle scars we develop along the course of our ten plus years of knowing each other— how we strayed from the plans we made in our youth and found our way back to each other.”
Written in between bar shifts and soundchecks and recorded in a garage behind a Chinese restaurant in downtown Toronto, produced by Matthew Bailey, engineered by Chris Stringer (Timber Timbre), mixed by D James Goodwin (Kevin Morby, Craig Finn) and mastered by Philip Bova Shaw (Feist, Andy Shauf), This City is the result of the kind of heartbreaking, and redemptive work that compels us to be better.
Sameer Cash was raised on a diet of Rock & Roll records and Hindu fairy tales. His father, born to a large Catholic family in Scarborough, Ontario, left the suburbs to follow the ungovernable religion of 1980’s post-punk. Cash’s mother, born among the mango trees of Kenya, by way of India, clung to her own upbringing through childhood memories and her mother’s cooking, seeking comfort and closure through many Canadian Prairie winters. Cash was born into an amalgamation of communities, converging at the point of least resistance: music (his father wrote and toured the world in various bands from the 1980’s to 2010’s, and his mother became a music manager, now in the industry for the past 30 years).