Los Angeles-based vocalist, producer and multi-instrumentalist Cassie Marin returns with her new single, “Push Me,” out on all streaming platforms today.
Opening with Cassie’s signature buoyant electro-pop production, it’s easy to get lost in the groove of “Push Me.” But underneath the high-energy beats and fizzy synths is a song that tugs deep at the heartstrings. “Push Me” is an anthem for anyone who has ever been told they couldn’t do or be what they wanted, serving as a reminder that your love and passion cannot be shut away.
Cassie expands on what inspired the new single: “When I originally wrote and produced ‘Push Me,’ I was in a headspace where I felt as if the outside world was telling me ‘no’ all the time. I was abused by people in my life, then judged for my sexuality and for who I was inside. I was surrounding myself with friendships that weren’t allowing me to express the full essence of who I am, and I felt like I was constantly being asked to change who I was in order to make others more comfortable. ‘Push Me’ became my medicinal message and constant reminder that the more I welcome every unique part of myself, the more complete I will feel all on my own.”
Following in the footsteps of past singles like “Tanto,” “Busy Body” and “Every Time I See The Ocean,” “Push Me” is the latest glimpse of what to expect from Cassie’s forthcoming 2022 debut album. With these new songs, Cassie takes a propulsive leap with her songwriting, opening up about her most private battles and innermost thoughts. Instead of succumbing to self-indulgence and pity, she wields her hardships as a portal to empower and transform. “I started pursuing music as a career because of what music did and still does for me; it saves me every day,” she says. “I want my music to be there for anyone and everyone who needs it the way that music was there for me.”
Listen to “Push Me” on all streaming platforms: