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Australian Singer-Songwriter Cassi Marie Releases Scorching New Solo Single 'Starving Heart'
At just 20 years of age, Moreton Bay’s Cassi Marie has been consistently achieving success not only as a solo artist but also as a member of two impressive bands over the past couple of years.
Stepping back into the solo driver’s seat for her latest release, “Starving Heart”, Cassi again reminds us why she is one of the most exciting and talked about talents in Australian country music.
“Starving Heart” brings about a more contemporary and edgier sound to her music. Cassi says the song is about “someone who struggles to let love into their heart and finds it easier to run than to let themselves be loved”.
Cassi’s strong work ethic and bubbly personality has seen her tick many things off her bucket list. She won the Gympie Muster Talent Search at just 12 years of age, penned hundreds of songs and released her debut EP produced by the legendary Bill Chambers in 2019. More recently, releasing singles such as “Walls” and “Burn” has seen the young artist continue to evolve in both songwriting and musicianship, playing several instruments on these recordings. Since 2020 she has been working with the bands The Kindly Ravens and The English Rain, lending her voice and songwriting talents to tracks such as “Silver and Gold” and “Everywhere I Go”.
Cassi announced to her family at age 8 that she would be a singer-songwriter when she grew up. Inspired by songsmiths like Missy Higgins and Kasey Chambers, Cassi started scribing songs at age 9, whilst sitting in the car at her brothers football games. She went on to write songs for an international clothing brand at the age of 10, and was launched as the face of the companies 2012/13 summer campaign, appearing in television commercials and music videos. Cassi also appeared in many short films and an Australian feature film, with a supporting role.
Cassi keeps going from strength to strength, not only has she had back to back success throughout her music and media career, Cassi has recently branched out into the world of creative business. At the age of 17, Cassi has successfully designed her own entrepreneurial empire. With labels such as Lost Minds Clothing and Marshmallow Moon, these brands have been created and developed uniquely to showcase Cassi’s style and personality. Cassi also designs and creates merchandise for other artists and festivals including the National Folk Festival and Sunshine Sounds Festival.
There are no limits to Cassi’s creativity, drive and determination, she is an ever-evolving artist that proves each and every day that talent, hard work and commitment are the building blocks to a successful career.