The third single to be released under Cabin, ‘Dull’, was actually the first song he had ever written and recorded independently. Born out of solitary jams, and early recording experimentation, ‘Dull’ fully embraces the intense, raucous and dream-like psychedelic rock sounds that were an early inspiration for the project. The track is both lush & loud, while dynamic & melancholic. While ingrained with the naturalistic and lo-fi qualities it was conceived in, ‘Dull’ is presented with careful production to emphasise its weight and gravitas.
On the track, Cabin says; “In my mind, It’s a soaring, forceful, and expansive song, designed precisely for when I had felt the opposite, grounded, timid, and inhibited. I took those feelings, and flipped them.”
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.