Hailing from Vancouver, KasēoGems is the new collaborative project of singer/songwriters Geoff Gibbons and Vicky Sjohall who have been using this weird year to channel their creativity by songsmithing remotely and covering some legendary artists. Their debut single is a cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “I’m On Fire” where they pepper their own Americana charm to it. Starting off with striking guitar chords, the melody sweeps you with its subtly moody cheeriness that yields an immediate hypnotic charm. It definitely pulls your nostalgia strings in the beginning but as Gibbons and Sjohall kick in around 40 seconds, their vocal dynamics offer a refreshing take on the classical hit. It is like discovering an old photo where you notice certain elements in the background for the first time, giving you a rush of retro novelty. Enjoy:
“And can he do to you the things that I do? / Oh no, I can take you higher” chant the duo. What makes KasēoGems’ cover a treat is the smooth interplay between their voices – it is friction-less and work as a unit without losing their own flair.
“I’m On Fire” is just a glimpse into what the duo have been crafting during this year, so make sure to keep your ears and eyes out for more songs from them in the near future.