The track, born at Quarterpipe Records in New South Wales, is a COVID-recorded break-up track, filled with over-the-top witticisms and observations about Cassy's 'lack of concern for the impending global botox shortage': “Conversely,” she says, “I am concerned about those trans women whose plans for life-changing, life-affirming surgery have been put on hold due to COVID.”
The lyrics tell a story of a woman realising her expectations were wrong, and accepting the end of a relationship.
A dark yet strangely hopeful chord progression brought to life by a guitar is the foundation of the song, driving the story forward. Every so often, Cassy's descriptive storytelling is amplified by ambient sound effects, and a beautiful string arrangement at the tail end of the track brings it all home.
Though 'Another Piece Of Ass' centres around a break-up, Cassy says the track was written for herself.
“Songs are great ways to heal from painful, messy, turgid and soul-shattering breakups!” she says. “This song was written with the Inner West's very own musical demon, Sam Schroder. Sam has a solid musical sensibility for all genres and if he was a guitar he'd be a Telecaster, a solid power station operating kind of guitar. I added the lyrics and dramatic flair and we had a song.”
FROOTY is super excited to be the ones to premiere 'Another Piece Of Ass' and its music video today. Check it out below. . . Enjoy.
Cassy says the title aims to reclaim a term commonly used to objectify women.
“The women I love are more than just another piece of ass,” she says. “When you love someone, even when they are no longer in your life, a part of you will still, and possibly always love them.
“Then, I didn't want people thinking that I'm a total sap, so I threw in some bawdy and comedic style lines just to keep it interesting.”
Cassy's desire to go all-in on a break-up track was there in spades, but she says something a little more powerful took over during the writing process – her “sweeter and softer bleeding-heart style instincts”. . . Resulting in what we hear today in 'Another Piece Of Ass'.
“We are built for love,” Cassy ponders. “It doesn't always work. It's not like in the movies with a twister sexual subplot. But sometimes being friends is actually fine and nice and decent.”
Cassy is constantly writing about and reflecting on her experience as a transgender lesbian. Check out her previous FROOTY premiere track, 'Too Much East In The Nor'Easter'.
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