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 Chronicles of a Bohemian Teenager - Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly.
Chronicles of a Bohemian Title: Artist: Year: Tracks: Chronicles of a Bohemian Teenager
Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly.
2006
12

There are some bands with names that will stick in your head for quite a while, independent of how good or bad their music actually is, for example the brilliantly named I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness, the most recent to be added to this list is Southend teenager Sam Duckworth, or as he is more popularly known Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly. And yes that is in three separate sentences. Despite being only 20 years old, he has managed to live a very full life in this time, traveling over the past year and a half for almost 200 gigs across the country. His music has recently been described by many people each with a different view on it, to some it is emo due to the strained vocals characteristic of Get Cape's songs, others, however, see it as folk music due to the simple acoustic nature of his songs while another group of people see it as electronica because of the backing beats on all the songs, reminiscent of the Postal Service, that are created and played out by Duckworth's laptop which he has to take to each of his gigs.

The lyrics are possibly some of the best words that you will hear this year in song, with lines like "You are not your job/You are not the clothes you wear/You are the words that leave your mouth/So speak up/Speak up" from the single Call Me Ishmael. This an example of how the songs are written about the 9 to 5 lifestyle that many of his listeners live in, or at least will in the next few years, and are willing to escape from. The album can at times be very soothing and relaxing before bursting into a completely energetic song that is completely vibrant. An example of this comes as early as the opening two tracks. Once More With Feeling is a simple calm song with a brilliant gentle opening guitar rhythm and soft vocals. Then Oak Tree bursts into song and after two bars you can see the versatility of Sam Duckworth as a songwriter.

The title track of the album is split into two different songs, subtitled Part One and Part Two, even though the second comes first on the album. Part One is a radio friendly anthem that will probably help bring Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly. to a wider audience and it is understandable why it was released as a single the week preceding the release of this album. While Part Two is a more positive track, without a depressing intro like Part One, and with a more optimistic backing beat. I-Spy is another simple song, which is even acknowledged in the lyrics for its simplicity, "You know this song's a simple tune." Lighthouse Keeper breaks the mold of the rest of the album in that it is a pure acoustic track without of backing beats of Sam's laptop, and I think that it works well as a contrast to the rest of the album by bringing about a different mood. He manages amongst lyrics of personal stories of love and break ups to mix in politicized messages. An example of this are the scathing attacks on the commercialization of everything, and specifically love in the case of Whitewash is Brainwash with the lines "They want you to fall in love/With the idea of being in love/Because nothing says I love you better than flowers and chocolates and cards."

This is a great start for a young artist who already has established his own very unique sound and style with just one album under his belt. It seems that Chronicles of a Bohemian Teenager is exactly that, stories of this young song writers life of love and loss, soundtracked to simple guitar melodies and intricate backing beats played out via his laptop. The end result is something quite beautiful and thoughtful, and it has meaning behind it with the political messages mixed into his tales of life. Overall Sam Duckworth doesn't deserve the title of singer-songwriter as he is something far more interesting than that.

The Avalanche

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