Harry Cash is one name that is set to become very popular on the music scene in the coming months. He has recently released his phenomenal new track 'three six five,' which is ultimately a heart-wrenching ballad about the various emotions suffered through heartbreak. A testament to his exceptional talent, the track is filled with emotion and is inevitably something that everyone can relate to. "The song is kind of unusual, because it can be taken in a few ways - it can sound like it is fresh from a break-up or during a break-up, but it is actually about reconciling with someone after you have broken up," he explained during a recent chat with The Lowdown.
It is evident that the sheer emotions affiliated with heartbreak is something that he wanted to convey through the single, describing the track as having "an acoustic and unique sound to it." With 'three six five' being one of his favourite tracks to date, it was also very important for him to connect with listeners. "You don't hear many guys opening up about missing someone or even saying much at all publicly, but it is okay to miss someone, no matter what the circumstances were. Everyone goes through break-ups. We've all experienced them. I also wanted to get across the point of not letting anyone demean your break-up, no matter what age you are."
Revisiting the track several months later after the initial idea for part of the track was penned because of the inevitable special yet vulnerable nature of the track, he explained that he was apprehensive about when to put 'three six five' out into the world. "I didn't want to put this track out and then have my situation change. I wanted people to hear a song about a time when things are a bit confusing and you don't really know what you want, but all you know is that you just miss that person and you have memories to go off." The various lockdowns also contributed to him holding off on the release. "I did want to wait a little bit and I took inspiration from other people who have been releasing music throughout this situation."
Speaking about how the track came together, he explained that his latest release "was originally written on guitar. When I started recording some music, everything was written on guitar. I wanted to record some real piano on the song, which you don't always hear on things these days. I went for a one-take. It sounded really nice, so then I thought that maybe it should be piano and vocals. This song is so carried by the voice, a deep and melancholic voice in the verses, so it needed to be carried by mostly that."
Despite the various lockdowns being immensely challenging, he found that it gave him time to focus more on his music. "I wasn't writing much just before lockdown happened. When it did happen, I still wasn't massively inspired. It came at a good time, as we had just finished building a studio at the front of my house. All of a sudden, some ideas came to me."
His passion and love for music dates back to him being very young, with him first picking up guitar aged five. Over the years, he also learned the piano and now teaches music. "At first, it was just something I enjoyed, but it wasn't until afterwards that I realised that it was natural. I've always wanted to do it."
When conversation turns to what he has planned music-wise in the future, he told us that he has an EP on the way very soon, with "three demo tracks of where I've been for the last year or so." With more music on the way next year, he said that he "has plenty of stuff in the makings and ready."
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'three six five' is out now and is available to purchase and stream through all major purchasing and streaming outlets.
By Rachel Dempster