After ending 2022 with Radio 1 Future Pop airplay for her track ‘Right Girl, Wrong Guy’ and ‘Sophie’ as well as completing a huge arena tour as special guest to Blue, next wave pop talent Cassa Jackson now shares her first single of 2023 in the shape of ‘The Guy I Never Dated’. The track made a flying start when its first teaser received 100,000 views within just 24 hours.
Cassa’s songs often tell stories of how the path of true love doesn’t run as smoothly as you’d dream – but in the case of ‘The Guy I Never Dated’ that’s surely for the best! She thinks back to everything she tried to make that relationship happen, from desperately re-recording voice notes to dancing until her feet hurt, but with the benefit of hindsight can see that she was wasting her time. Yet there’s more to the song than a mere sad story. Cassa’s voice bristles with empowerment, while fiery pop-punk guitars (think Avril Lavigne or the harder hitting moments of Julia Michaels) underline the feeling that her lucky escape is well worth celebrating.
Cassa says, “This is an upbeat, sassy song about wasting time on someone that you weren’t even in an actual relationship with, just a situationship. The lyrics are raw and honest, highlighting the lengths I would go to to try and make this guy like me, when he couldn’t even be bothered to text me back! What was I thinking? My mum told me if they’re not making loads of effort at the start to try to be in a relationship with you, they sure as hell won’t be once you’re actually together – so be careful what you wish for! Looking back I realise what a waste of time and effort that was and that he would have been a terrible boyfriend if we had ever made it that far.”
Cassa wrote ‘The Guy I Never Dated’ with its producer Kevin Malpass.
This year has already seen Cassa perform alongside Blue and Aston Merrygold at Mello Fest, and she recently finished a tour with Lucy Spraggan where she ended each show with ‘The Guy I Never Dated’. Her summer festival schedule will see her perform at Oceanfest (June 17th, with Tom Grennan, Katy B and Thomas Headon), Latitude (July 23rd) and Carfest(August 25th). She also recently confirmed a London headline show at The Grace on August 31st, tickets for which are available HERE.