Evil Directions is the follow up single to Cabin’s debut, ‘The Parasocialite’. Channelling the psychedelic pop aesthetics that takes influence from classic artists such as The Zombies and The Kinks, Evil Directions is a vibrant and breezy number, laced with the subtle irony of its lyrical content. The swinging rhythm section is matched by lush instrumental arrangement and a devilishly catchy vocal melody.
On the track, Cabin says; “I’ve always adored the sounds and styles that this track draws from, but often found that those bright melodies hid darker sentiments. I see this track as my homage to that classic style of pop writing” Cabin (aka Adam McCabe) began crafting his songwriting and production skills as part of post-punk outfit Brass Phantoms, and has had his music featured on the likes of BBC Radio 6 with Steve Lamacq, Spotify’s Hot New Bands, Clash Magazine, Hot Press, The Last Mixed Tape, Golden Plec and more, along with production credits for the likes of Fangclub.
In producing, writing, recording, and mixing his work, Cabin offers a singular artistic voice, yet attempts to push beyond individual limitations into grander compositions. Drawing influence from the classic songwriters, his psychedelic sound is glittered with the palpable anxiety of Post-Punk, and exuberant tenderness of Soul music.
His focus is for his music and lyrics to imbue the aspects of modern-day disillusionment and existential dread with a defiant sense of radical optimism and to try to see the colour through the grey.
“Cabin creates a lucid psychedelic soundscape for listeners to immerse themselves in”– Indie Buddy