SINGLE REVIEW: Enemy Number One By Calvyn Cass

Few figures in music make such an immediate impression, as Calvyn Cass, does. He is one of those individuals who masterfully deludes gender roles, and becomes unforgettable in the process. His work, is centered around alienation, loneliness, and heartbreak, and the healing ceremonies that follow these tribulations. Quite possibly, by his own design, Calvyn Cass has created a certain mystique, to surround himself with. Little is known about his early life, and the clues to his origins and intentions seem to be contained within his work.

The newest single by the South African native, is called “Enemy Number One.” One of the few details we know about Cass is that he migrated from South Africa to Canada at one point. Cass lists his genre as EDM, and he certainly  brings something signature and perhaps even mature, to that base. You could also simply classify his current work as Pop, as his vocal approach lends itself to ostentation. However, there is little to be considered disposable, when it comes to Calvyn Cass. 

“Enemy Number One” is a decently written song, that is exceptionally performed. The chorus is particularly strong, as Cass’s vocal is perfectly inflected on the upward note. Calvyn’s charisma shines through the speakers, and if you hear him, before you see him, you still get an idea of just how much of a presence, he possesses. Therefore, “Enemy Number One,” ends up becoming, something of a showcase for Cass. It’s a stylish infomercial for what we can expect from him in the future.

The production on “Enemy Number One” is perfectly acceptable. The song is well mixed, and balanced. Once again, Calvyn doesn’t really credit anyone as far as engineering, which leads us to conclude that he is self-produced. He is certainly, and rightfully, presented in the most favorable manner, leaving you with a definitive impression. The music, here, is a backdrop to the artistic sensationalism.

In the video for “Enemy Number One,” which is now available on Youtube, we see Cass at his best. Adorned in a somewhat crudely modified gown, Cass doesn’t so much dance, as he gracefully poses to the music. It’s a provocative, but tasteful viewing experience, and we are once again, reminded of Calvyn’s massive star potential. He seduces the camera with his eyes, as he makes calculated movements, that weave the narrative of the song. Though not particularly dynamic in setting, this one is worth seeking out.

So in Calvyn Cass, we have a highly intriguing prospect. Someone who is careful not to overshare, yet makes his presence, fully known. He is a talented singer, who when paired with the right producer, is capable of remarkable achievements. Time will tell, and the jury is out on Calvyn’s potential being realized. As for now, the game is very much in play, and his next move will make all the difference.

Mark Ryan

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