CASS HOPETOUN Shoots For The Stars With Debut Single ‘Shots’

Fresh from winning the 2020 Tamworth Songwriters Association Talent Quest, Cass Hopetoun has released her debut single Shots and its accompanying video. The track was co-written with Blake Dantier and produced by Matt Fell, who recently took home a Golden Guitar for producing the Alt-country Album of the Year, at Love Hz Studios in Sydney.

Shots is a song about coming of age, explains Hopetoun. ‘I was realising that all my friends were in a hurry to grow up. They’re all in their mid-20s and getting fulltime jobs, and sometimes it seems like they’re allergic to having fun. One day I complained that nobody wants to do shots anymore, and that became the start of the song.’

The video for Shots, which was produced by Tribal Apes and directed by Bruce Dawson, simply oozes 70s nostalgia. It portrays a restless housewife desperately attempting to bring a bit of party back to Friday night dinner with some help from her friend tequila.

‘Bruce and I really wanted to take a risk with the narrative,’ says Hopetoun, ‘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.’

The resulting video is as fun as the song suggests. Equal parts sexy and silly, if this is what Friday nights are like in the Blue Mountains, then the locals should be anything but blue.

With a natural flair for the dramatic and the vocal chops to back it up and then some, Hopetoun is one to watch in 2020, as her victory in the Tamworth Talent Quest has highlighted. There’s plenty of material to come and she is eager to take her shot.

Editors note: After releasing her debut single, Shots in March, Cass Hopetoun is currently sitting at No.12 on The Music Network Country Airplay Charts! Huge congratulations for such a big achievement with your debut release Cass! Big Love from the Good Call Live team xx

With thanks to Wildheart Publicity

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