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Most will know Cape Cub’s Flowers as their most balearic banger but on this acoustic version, stripped of its bells and whistles, Flowers is oddly truer to the live version. There is a natural vulnerability to singer Chad’s voice as the meaning of the track is laid bare, the vocals take a more prominent place and the lighter production allows for the underlying melody and tune to blossom. In the lush arrangement we get a keen insight into the singer’s much sought after studio skills.

As Chad explains, “I always find it interesting to hear the raw components of a song, often bereft of its production values, and I thought our recent single Flowers would benefit from this. It’s one of the more production-heavy, bombastic tunes we’ve put out, so I was all the more keen to pull it back and see what the soul of the song itself felt like.” Well, it feels great. 



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