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.”