New Music March 18, 2020

Introducing Cass Hopetoun with her debut single ‘Shots’

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Introducing Cass Hopetoun with her debut single ‘Shots’

could be one of the next big hopes of the Australian country music industry.

The Blue Mountains-hailing singer-songwriter has unveiled her debut single and video for ‘Shots’, just weeks after winning the 2020 Tamworth Songwriters Association Talent Quest.

It was co-written by Blake Dantier and produced by recent Golden Guitar winner Matt Fell, who took out the Alt-country Album of the Year category at the 2020 awards.

‘Shots’ is a classic country tune, with a familiar yet fresh feeling that harks back to the ’70s.

The feeling is reflected in the video clip, which centres on a restless housewife, produced by Tribal Apes and directed by Bruce Dawson.

Hopetoun, who idolised Delta Goodrem growing up, and whose voice has been compared to Dolly Parton and Brandy Clark, says the video clip was a risk.

“Bruce and I really wanted to take a risk with the narrative and once he found out that I had an acting background it was game on.

“We had a rough plot for the day, which we stuck to, but we also had a lot of fun improvising throughout the shoot.”

‘Shots’ is already gaining traction at Aussie country radio too, with Kix Country, Triple M Country, Today’s Country 94One and Australian Country Radio spinning the tune since its release.

If the first few months of the year are anything to go by, Cass Hopetoun is set for a breakthrough 2020. Watch this space.

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