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  • Vasili Papathanasopoulos


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Manilla born, Western Sydney based musician Cap Carter has signed to Island Records Australia and Republic Records US. The announcement is accompanied by the musicians new single, Relapse.

Bringing honest storytelling to the song, Relapse navigates themes of addiction. Carter's raw and distinctive vocals shine on the authentic track, full of personal anecdotes and superb lyricism. Fusing together RnB and soul influences, the track was written during one of Carter’s darkest periods saying, “the song was almost like an exit song”.

Speaking of the track, the musician shares: “Relapse is a story of addiction. Through rehab I’ve learnt that my addiction stems from childhood trauma - specifically the day Ma left and the year’s spent thereafter. The music video is quite literally a look at the days leading up to the breakdown of my parent’s marriage and the day that would come to forever change my life. I wanted the story to be told in such a delicate way that it would respect both of my parents and not in anyway dishonour my family. From the start I knew that if we couldn’t achieve this then we shouldn’t touch on this particular chapter of my story.”

Directed by Maddy King, the release comes with an official visual, filmed in Sydney. Bringing a contemporary view to the project, King creates a moving and evocative visual which sees Carter recall on his childhood and the family dynamic within his home.

Relapse is out now! Watch the music video below.


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