Many in the music industry bemoan that there so few songwriters who write about the times in which we live. Well Sam does and does so with wit and metaphor. The social and political landscape is documented in post modern parlance and put into rhyme and song.
The direction and production is upbeat indie 'Britpop' giving us a taste of what could be a live show to inspire,challenge,and yet give us hope that change is still possible. The production is deliberately 'tongue in cheek' almost larger then life reflecting the writers emergence from a darker period of his life perhaps?The humour and hyperbole is there in the songs like Snap(card game of snap) and Call of Duty( video game).
For some,the political references may be to much and our comfortable almost apathetic cosiness with consumerism is challenged; in what seems to be an autistic disregard for our feelings in songs like The Joy of Stress or Offline maps or Easy. Yet this is not business as usual far from it,but a call to action or at least believe that change in our times is possible.
This may well be Get Cape. Wear Cape.Fly's 'swan song' but his legacy to his vision will be an inspiration to many who don the guitar to keep singing out! Stirring stuff indeed,good people will not stay silent.