TUNE Caswell - Karma
Jake Alder and Caswell have been busy since their last collaboration. Their debut release ‘Going Under’ was championed by BBC Introducing, received Spotify playlist placements and premiered at Wonderland, which cited it ‘a track that we can’t stop listening to’ from ‘the brilliant producer and London’s newest superstar’. It was also played live to an almighty crowd of 40,000 on the final night of Ed Sheeran’s Divide world tour, where Caswell opened the show alongside Lewis Capaldi.
In anticipation of the new collaboration, ‘Karma’ does not disappoint, showcasing the duo’s magnetic energy through a combination of Caswell’s honest (if at times, sinister) lyrics and Jake's left-field anthem style pop production. Alder weaves infectious steel pan riffs with an infusion of brass, electric guitar and vintage synths, making for a gut-punching powerhouse of sound.
Opening up about the sentiment behind the track, Caswell says “I really wanted to take the power back in a situation where we typically feel powerless. In this instance, having been cheated on”. She laughs, going on to say “I call this my ‘Lemonading’ song! It’s very much a woman-scorned vibe, but the revenge element is left to the powers of the universe”.
The pair have totted up an accumulative range of successes; from syncs at ITV to plays on BBC Radio 1 and 1 Xtra, to charting co-writes and slots at Reading + Leeds Festivals. But written remotely in lockdown, ‘Karma' proves an even more impressive feat. That of staying creative in a time of chaos.