Collapsing Cities

Album: Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly (2010)
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  • This dance-leaning track is a collaboration between indie rock singer-songwriter Sam Duckworth, who records under the name of Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly, and London drum and bass musician Shy FX. "I've been working on and off with Shy FX for about two years and if I'm going to do a track like this - kind of big beat, slightly slower than jungle but quite up-tempo - then he should be the guy to do it with," explained Duckworth. "It's about two visions of what people think poverty is. If all the buildings fell down we'd all be alright but what would be the ethos we should take - that of community or that of greed?"
  • Shy FX is the pseudonym of Andre Williams. The musician/producer is best known for his 2002 collaboration with T-Power, "Shake Ur Body," which peaked at #7 on the UK singles chart.
  • Duckworth told CMU about his songwriting process: "I guess it usually starts off the same way but changes for each album and project that I'm working on. The basis is on guitar, it's the core of the sound and more so for this album. There was a lot of time spent on trying to build up the beat and the groove and using the drum machine. I wanted to try and keep things upbeat to portray energy and a sense of joy; working with Shy FX on some of the album helped to do that."


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