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The long-awaited debut album from CASISDEAD, released on 27th October 2023 via XL Recordings. Famous Last Words is a fully realised expansion of the dystopian futurism that has captivated audiences since CAS first announced himself in 2013. Over the past decade, he’s dipped in and out of the shadows, blessing fans with cult hits while maintaining his anonymity and shunning media attention; a rejection of the spotlight that’s helped to create folklore around a rapper who’s widely regarded as one of the UK’s most inventive lyricists.
Famous Last Words is as much a sci-fi film as it is a rap record, a labyrinth of vice, crime and faded glamour. The listener steps through a portal into a realm narrated by CASISDEAD, whose command of storytelling drops you right into the underground of a city where he is the main character in a shady network of gangsters, girls and drug deals. However, Famous Last Words isn’t a story of bravado or posturing; much of the album deals in themes of loss, regret and paranoia, a persona constantly self-reflecting amongst the madness that surrounds him. The album features a carefully curated roll call of collaborators including Pet Shop Boys’ Neil Tennant, Desire, and Connie Constance. The vocalists are immersed in CASISDEAD’s hallmark 80’s-inspired synthpop soundscapes, aided and abetted by a production cast that includes Stranger Things composer Kyle Dixon and ‘Italian’s Do It Better’ label founder Johnny Jewel.
1. Do You Trust Me?
2. A Spark
6. CASISDEAD feat. Kamio - Pineapple Juice
7. I Wanna Go Home
8. CASISDEAD feat. Desire - Actin’ Up
9. Sarah Connor
10. Do You Remember What It Was Like?
11. CASISDEAD feat. Connie Constance - Marilyn
12. Aghast 6
13. Boys Will Be Boys
15. Traction Control
16. The Ants
17. CASISDEAD feat. Desire - Matte Grey Wrap
18. Pat Earrings
19. CASISDEAD & LATER - Before This
21. Sugar Free
22. Access Denied
23. CASISDEAD feat. Neil Tennant - Skydive