Cassowary is the project of LA-native multi-instrumentalist Miles Shannon. His music mixes jazz lines, r’n’b vibes, hip-hop and vintage funk textures. He announced the release of his self-titled debut album which will be released April 24th via Fat Possum. “Belt Notch!” is the first excerpt and come with the official video directed by Frankie Garces.

I wrote the song while reentering the dating scene after a relationship“, says Shannon. ‘Belt Notch!’ is about wanting more from a one night stand, and looking for love in the wrong places, how two people can hook up and walk away feeling differently. The notion that you’re marked as a trophy is a common one in communities dominated by heartless dating apps and surface level interactions. I felt that the Wild West backdrop and femme fatale lead of the video would represent this “quick draw”, “high noon” situations that I was going through at the time. My villain is seen with many hand made notches on her belt, takes the belt notch saying to another level be seemingly making a notch for each kill. She is loosely inspired by ‘Kissing Kate’  from Holes by Louis Sachar.