Francis Baptiste
Songwriter and Music Journalist

Cassidy Waring – Montreal

Written Saturday, December 14

I can’t say enough good things about Cassidy Waring. I’ve written about her previous singles for a few different blogs. You can read my take on her single Nostalgia on City Soundcheck or on Music Existence.

She has a new single out today called Montreal that is being premiered on Beat Route. It’s a track that fits perfectly with her previous two singles. Her sultry voice is comforting like sipping a warm cider on a cold December night. And her gift for capturing picturesque and romantic moments in her lyrics puts her near the top on my list of favourite lyricists on the scene right now. I would struggle to think of an artist who has a more breathtaking way with words than her. The first verse of this song is a testament to that.

The video that accompanies this release is just as charming. You can view it on the Beat Route page linked above. It’s a collection of old home videos from Christmas time, making it a perfect release for this time of year. It also seems to be part of this ongoing theme throughout the singles she’s been releasing, this continuation of celebrating nostalgia. It’s perfect for her tone of songwriting, the way she captures her past and presents it to her current audience. Like reading an old journal entry, it can be heartbreaking and cathartic.

Listen to the single here


My name is Francis Baptiste. I'm an Indigenous singer/songwriter in Vancouver, BC, an avid supporter of the Vancouver music scene, a contributing writer to Citrus Magazine, Permanent Rain Press, Music Existence, City Soundcheck, and the leader of the band Bird Parade. I'm also a recovering alcoholic and a divorced single father. Music and writing help me combat depression and relapse. For me, creativity, productivity, and community are essential to healing. There's so much incredible music in this city. You can learn more about the music I make on this page. I think it's good to be open about what you're dealing with, so below are some funny pictures of me from the last time I relapsed. It's important to find humour in dark times.

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