CAIN Reminds Us That We Can Do Way Better In “My Mind”

Sums up our current societal mood

Photo: Courtesy of Independent Music Promotions

NY-based artist and actor, CAIN is not afraid to voice out his opinion and hope in today’s political and cultural climate. His latest single “My Mind” is a deliberate criticism of our modern societal trends and system that often feels backwards, restraining, and soul-crushing. With a clever infusion of four-on-the-floor rhythms and indietronica pop, “My Mind” whooses through cinematic soundscape that is tinted with psych moodiness and neo-soul that channel anger through dancefloor euphony. Despite its biting lyrics, “My Mind” is inevitably groovy and showcases CAIN’s ability to craft a track that speaks to both our consciousness through physically hooky beats. Beyond its melody, “My Mind” serve as a vocal playground for CAIN who jumps between slow-burning, meditative choruses and cutting rapping interludes. “You’re running in circles / You’re living a lie / So where are your people? / Where’s your mind?” he chants. By switching his choral tempos, CAIN is able to let us digest his thoughts thoroughly while also express the claustrophobic anger towards contemporary issues. Stream below:

Speaking of his new single, CAIN shared:

“This song is about trying to save someone from a world that’s falling apart. I was frustrated about the way things have been going in America in politics, pop culture, and the media in general, and I wrote this song about trying to get someone to basically wake up and rescue them from the grasp of the system. The song is about not just waking somebody up, but realizing that we can be better in this world, or at least that’s the way I see it in ‘My Mind.’”

Jacob Anthony Cain is the 22-year-old mastermind behind CAIN, who has been making music by hybridizing elements of hip-hop, rock, pop, electronica, and punk into his sound. “My Mind” is the follow up of CAIN’s self-titled EP, which was released this year. Make sure to give it a spin:

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