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“I am inspired by the odd characters that I call my acquaintances,” 18-year-old singer-songwriter Andrew St. James explains. The colorful cast that inhabits his music hails, like St James, from the fog-enshrouded misty hills of San Francisco’s Twin Peaks.
“I recorded ‘Cassidy’ within twenty minutes of writing it,” St James says of the personal song about a former lover who returned to town, but didn’t want to see him. The track is the first single from his upcoming debut album Doldrums, out on Sept. 24th.▼ Article continues below ▼
The video for “Cassidy” was shot at a variety of gigs around San Francisco, and neatly captures St. James’s raw energy at the Regency Ballroom on Van Ness, Brainwash Cafe, a little bar in Marin County, and on Valencia Street where he spots suspicious street folk and bike lane life-stylers.