- Publish Date
- Wednesday, 6 May 2020, 1:54PM
This week on Locals Only, we have Kiwi Cassie Henderson, who you might just recognise...
Cassie Henderson got her first guitar at the age of 10 and set her mind on one thing: performing her own music.
Cassie couldn’t have predicted then the journey she would go on – from busking the streets of Christchurch, to placing fifth in season-one of The X-Factor NZ (at just 14-years-old), and performing twice at Rhythm & Vines – it’s this journey, along with the experience of heartbreak in between, that has provided the perfect training ground for Cassie to discover her voice.
Now 21 and a prolific songwriter, Cassie is ready to share that voice with the world. Quoting Cassie, ‘Tainted’ is her first song that “kind of just wrote itself”.
Recorded with Alex Wildwood (Amila, Summer Thieves, SACHI) at Page 1 Studios and mastered by Randy Merrill (Taylor Swift, Harry Styles, Lorde) at Sterling Sound, it’s an all too familiar story of the final days of a relationship – the anguish and desperation of someone who knows it’s over, but still trying to figure out a way to make it work.