Resonance and Evolution: A Journey with John Power of Cast on 'Love Is The Call'

Resonance and Evolution: A Journey with John Power of Cast on 'Love Is The Call'

In episode #165 of The XS Noize Podcast, Mark Millar engages in a captivating conversation with John Power, the lead singer of Cast, exploring their latest musical endeavour, Love Is The Call. This marks a significant return for Cast, with their first album in six years set to be released on February 16th.

Love Is The Call doesn't just resonate with Cast's musical history but also draws inspiration from the influential band, The La's. Although reminiscent of their timeless hits like Alright, Walkaway, Sandstorm, and Flying, the album showcases a unique evolution that Power couldn't have envisioned during the peak of their chart-topping singles era.

While Love Is The Call takes listeners on a cohesive and immersive journey, it refuses to be confined to a single genre. From the captivating simplicity of Bluebird to the introspective and soul-stirring Tomorrow Calls My Name, the anthemic rock energy of Rain That Falls, to the rebellious punk vibes of I Have Been Waiting, and the infectious Merseybeat charm with an indie-pop twist in Look Around, the album fulfils John's ambition of creating yet another exceptional musical collection. While pulsating with life-affirming energy, some of its lyrics delicately touch upon the themes of the passage of time and the transient nature of life.

In this insightful interview, John Power delves deep into the new album's creation, discussing not only its musical aspects but also his Irish roots, the departure of Jurgen Klopp from Liverpool FC, and many other engaging topics.

Listen to episode #165 of The XS Noize Podcast with John Power – BELOW:

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Love Is The Call

'Love Is The Call' tracklist:

'First Smile Ever'
'The Rain That Falls'
'Love You Like I Do'
'Love Is The Call'
'Starry Eyes'
'I Have Been Waiting'
'Look Around'
'Time Is Like A River'
'Tomorrow Call My Name'

Cast are on tour in March 2024. Tickets available from


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Mark Millar is the founder of XS Noize and looks after the daily running of the website as well as hosting interviews for the weekly XS Noize Podcast. Mark's favourite album is Achtung Baby by U2.

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