Cassa Jackson is a twenty-one year old London-based singer-songwriter with a soulful edge. Taking inspiration from artists such as Alec Benjamin, Jeremy Zucker and Sasha Sloan, she adds a modern pop twist and autobiographical lyrics to provide a unique sound. The majority of her songs detail the highs and lows of young love and life as she articulates her experiences in a sassy, headstrong and passionate manner, touched with a noticeable hint of sadness and vulnerability.
Cassa first started writing songs at school with her very first song taking her to the final of the Song Academy Songwriter of the Year competition, where she was spotted by Jo Garofalo and asked to perform as a guest solo artist at Wembley Arena for the ‘Voice in a Million’ charity event in 2017. Shortly after, she was performing the same track to a crowd of 40,000 people at the ‘Colour Day Festival’ in Athens.
After her academic success at school (achieving all A*s in her GCSEs and 2 A*s and and an A at A-level in French, Spanish and English), she went on to study French and Spanish at the University of Bristol, where she is currently in her second year, reading French and Spanish. Cassa regularly performs with her band in pubs & clubs around Bristol and building a strong following. A selection of her tracks have been played on BBC Radio Bristol.
Her aptitude for languages has opened doors across Europe where she has worked closely with the Parisian duo sensation ‘Klymvx’, recording at the Studio Grande Armée in Paris. Cassa has also worked with a number of producers including Jessica Sharman (instrumental in Ward Thomas), Richard Beadle (Musical Director of London’s ‘Hamilton’ the musical) and her latest tracks being produced by Arno Spires and Christian Ballard (who have worked with Alesha Dixon and Alex Hepburn) have solidified her unique style.
2018 saw her debut single release ‘Prisoner’ accompanied by an eerie music video on VEVO. Cassa is building her social media and posts weekly covers to her YouTube channel together with cover tracks on Spotify. Her cover of ‘Let you love me’ has now reached over 400,000 streams. The theme of ‘Suits U’ fights back at the idea of being toyed with, used and only wanted when it is convenient for the other person.
Her latest work ‘Wild West’ demonstrates Cassa’s intellect to write meaningful lyrics with catchy, moving and meaningful music on the issue of social media and the idea of how lonely and unhappy it can make us.
The video ‘Glad I Met You’ was co-written by Cassa and Nath Brooks. Cassa directed and produced both videos and is always bouncing new ideas around.
Cassa wrote ‘Beautiful Confused’ over a year ago and once again her lyrics stand out and the feel of her vocals work well with the haunting melody.
‘See Red’ is Cassa’s most recent composition. More of an upbeat style song.