MUSIC NEWS: Casa Loma Releases New Single ‘Olivia, Marley, and the Duckpond’
Casa Loma, the solo project of Man Overboard‘s Nik Bruzzese, has released his new single Olivia, Marley, and the Duckpond. The track is the third from the project’s debut EP This Is Coping.
“After years on the road, I bought the house I grew up in from my mom. The name of the neighborhood is Duck Pond, and now I get to live there with my wife and daughters, Olivia and Marley,” Bruzzese explains. “On the surface, this song is about giving my kids a home and how much it sucks for them that I know all the house’s secrets, because I spent almost a decade trying to sneak out of it. But on a deeper level it deals with darker stuff; me trying to give them a song, a message, for the day I’m not around.”
“I started writing this EP as a therapy session for myself,” he adds. “I went through one of the hardest years of my life last year because I lost two people very near to me. But when you’re a dad and have two daughters like I do, you’re not allowed to be sad. You have to be excited and happy about everything, even though inside you might be ripping to shreds. I think that’s the way most people work; they have to put up this front like everything’s fine even though they actually think the world is falling down around them. So writing this album was a way for me to vent and get out those feelings without tearing somebody’s head off or being a perpetual bummer to my family and friends. It’s for everyone who has to be this one person during the day and then someone different when they’re on their own.”
This Is Coping is due for release on 5th June 2020 via Pure Noise Records, available to pre-order HERE.