Cassie Dasilva Premieres New Music Video for “Welcome To My Castle”
- Canadian singer-songwriter Cassie Dasilva has released a new music video for “Welcome To My Castle”, directed by Emma Higgins. The video was premiered exclusively on UMUSIC.
The song is her debut single, she said, “This song is about embracing yourself, flaws and all, and being comfortable with everyone seeing that, too. It’s a proclamation of sorts, to say ‘This is me, I’m not perfect, and I’m not trying to be.’”
Cassie Dasilva started songwriting at smalltown Ontario and spent travelling to LA to work on her craft. After that, she signed to Universal Music Canada.
About the video, she explained;
"Working with Emma was a lot of fun, and was really refreshing for me. This industry is fairly male-dominated, so I work with a lot of (amazing, respectful, and talented) males as a result of that. Working with a ton of women on this video was special because of that. Having your views mirrored and completely understood is really important in art. Also, seeing a woman as fierce as Emma calling the shots is really inspiring. Visually, we were able to create these two worlds that were based around ‘expectations vs. reality’. Emma took the time to understand me as a person, and also what the song truly meant to me and I think that it shows."
- She continued;
"The bouncy castle idea came to me after we shot some performance shots where my range of motion was pretty limited and I had to stay on marks and follow a bunch of annoying rules. I felt pretty stiff and uncomfortable, and it showed (because I am transparent to a fault). We decided to reshoot some of those shots in favour of some more movement, and my seven-year-old self had a bouncy castle light bulb moment. I think it brought the whole video to life again. It’s fun and weird and silly, and the perfect contrast to the lighter, more prim and proper shots."
- source : UMUSIC