Casii Stephan – These Hard Days
Our world seems in shambles in many ways. One can easily lose hope when you look at all of the issues facing us. Casii Stephan’s anthem for dealing with life is found in These Hard Days (seen/heard here) and it is an anthem worth taking to heart! Stephan’s beautifully natural alto vibrato says it’s OK to scream in frustration, to let your emotions out, but calls on us to remember that no matter how hard these days are, “they are still our days.” The message here is that you need to find your peace, to tap into the good, to enjoy the beauty that you can find. You can’t focus on the negative. I need to be reminded of this on a daily basis it seems, so I’m sure some of the rest of you do too.
Hope is an underlying theme in Stephan’s music. While she understands that this can be a pretty cliche-ridden word, there is a lot of nuances to hope. It’s what keeps us moving forward. If we had no hope at all, what would be the purpose of life at all? While the lyrics for These Hard Days may be the most important thing here, it is Stephan’s voice that drives them forward and places them firmly in your head. It is beautiful and forceful all at once!
You can find more information on Casii Stephan by heading up to her nicely formatted website. Everything is available, including purchase links for her singles (no long-player as yet). There’s an older bandcamp.com site that has a couple of those singles available, but your best bet is to follow the links in the ‘Music’ section of the website.
Check out an artist that deserves more of a following than she currently has. Check out and purchase Casii Stephan’s music!
Note: Unfortunately, we are still dealing with Covid 19. The variants are making a comeback, which means that the livelihoods of artists like Casii Stephan and many others are still threatened. If your situation allows it, consider purchasing more in these tough times. Please, if you are physically able to do so, get the vaccine! –Vodka