CASISDEAD Puts Fans Out Of Their Misery With Debut LP ‘Famous Last Words’

Released via XL Recordings, the 23-tracker solidifies the dystopian world he’s been painstakingly building for years.

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It’s been a long time coming, but CASISDEAD’s Famous Last Words has finally arrived.

Released via XL Recordings, it’s technically the North London rapper’s debut album, following a sparse series of mixtapes, including 23 and the cassette-only Commercial 2. Packing 23 tracks, funnily enough, including one or two that were first released several years ago, like modern CAS classic “Pat Earrings” and the LATER-assisted “Before This”, the album also features more recent singles “Traction Control”, “Boys Will Be Boys”, “Matte Grey Wrap” with Desire, and “Venom”.

For the past few years, CAS has been leaning further and further into a sound marrying ‘80s synth-pop influences with a bleak lyricism, piecing together an elaborate world surrounding the fictional DEADCORP and a future steeped in paranoia. These 23 tracks solidify all of it, tying together threads he left open years ago.

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In terms of features, we’ve got appearances from Connie Constance, Kamio, and the one that had everyone talking when it was announced, Pet Shop Boys star Neil Tennant. Piecing it all together, he’s also roped in old friends Ed Skrein and Emma Rigby to provide the narrative.

On the production side, MSM and Johnny Jewel oversee the bulk of the track’s production, with credits also going to Stranger Things composer Kyle Dixon, Chase & Status, Felix Joseph, Cyrus, Mark Ralph, Paul Wale, Joe Brown, Dora Jar, Peter Byrne, Rob Fisher, Chris d’Eon and Nat Walker.

Set aside the rest of your day and immerse yourself in Famous Last Words below.

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