Review by Craig Aldridge
On Chris Cape’s latest track ‘Worth It’, he once again shows why he has a Kanye like music ability (without the Kanye like ability to make half the globe want to slap him and say shut up) taking us through self-reflection, a rally cry and hope for change, set to a tune that goes from a simple yet powerful beat, briefly morphs into an up close and hot club track and finishes with some epic 80s guitar. It should be a mess, but it works.
Every part feels controlled and tight, this a refined Chris Cape track. The marvellous thing about listening to CC is his flow, which while quick and containing a healthily large vocabulary, requires all the effort of an easy listening track to follow and understand. Like a rich gravy on a roast dinner, whatever part of the song he is rapping over he enhances its flavour, while being rich and rewarding himself.
Major credit needs to go to Robsco for nailing the exact right tone for his chorus. Singing in that whispery, regretful tone could so easily come across as bored or flat but he hits that tiny sweet spot of regret yet resolute. Lyrically this is CC looking back to look forward. A love song and promise to his music to commit to his gift, his superpower on the mic while wrestling with his purpose and the mistakes & hurt of the past. This is a reflective and mature sounding CC.
He fades out singing “Rest in peace to the old me, C. A. P. E.” Cape may not be a spaceman anymore, but he is now a man, and musically that’s even more exciting. A great track and a real statement intent for an exciting year ahead from Chris Cape.
Written and produced by Chris Cape and Robert ‘Robsco’ Scott.
Chris Cape – Rap Vocals, Guitars, Programming, Percussion, Keyboards.
Robsco – Sung Vocals, Programming, Keyboards, Additional Guitar.
Mixed by Rob ‘Robsco’ Scott.
Mastered by Jonny Dosé.
Artwork by James William King.
Photography by Fanus Oosthuizen for Oakpics.