We’re pleased to premiere this gently driving new single from Cave States. It’s the title track from their new EP, due to drop on 24th July. The video was filmed before the quarantine by St Louis videographer and musician, Sean Garcia. It follows a group of old friends coming together on a night out in St. Louis. Members of the band are joined by Steven Fitzpatrick Smith (pub owner and boxing event planner) and Eric Woods (owner of Firecracker Press) drinking, laughing, sharing stories and attending a Golden Gloves boxing tournament together.
Band members Chris Grabau and Danny Kathriner have reflected on the song-writing process. Grabau says: “Danny and I will sometimes write prompts on pieces of scrap paper and put them into a cup. He drew the phrase and it resonated with us immediately. We talked about how the absurd concept of ‘the end times’ had an influence on our upbringing and the people around us. We both grew up in semi-rural communities informed by the Book of Revelations. The ‘end of days’ were always just around the corner.”
Kathriner adds: “[the song] …seemed gloomy at first so I turned it around and made ‘ending’ about new beginnings. For the record, the song was written well before the current crisis, but it seems now to fit the ongoing situations, be it political, social, economic or even the pandemic. Maybe something good and positive will come from all of this.”
Grabau continues, “As we are seeing now – with a world filled with uncertainty and some very scary outcomes, we are hoping for a new beginning. Perhaps this uncertain time will give space for a new reality committed to social justice, care and kindness.”
It’s hard to disagree with those sentiments. Many people will relate to this hope for a fresh start. Let’s see what happens next. In the meantime, check out the new EP from Cave States.