Cardiff choirboy turned baritone troubadour Steffan Davies releases “Last Night On Earth” from his Castorp project.
The existential new track from the South London-based Welsh artist Castorp reminisces on the safety of being stuck in a bubble of rose-tinted hindsight.
The chorus' sprightly rhythm guitar jangle echoes the affirmative haze of looking back fondly, while the down-tempo low-key verses restore a sense of pessimism in the state of the world.
"'Last Night On Earth'’s about taking shelter in the past, and having little faith in the present,” explains Davies. “It’s a call out to the hermit in the woods to come out of his cave. It came from a feeling of personal apocalypse, and a fatalistic outlook towards the world and what’s left of it.”
“Last Night On Earth” is Castorp's first track of the year, after a string of releases last year including the psychedelic exploration of low self-esteem on "Cruel Sea".