Born in Manila, the western Sydney raised Cap Carter releases his debut single and video, “Relapse,” today.
Building a global and dedicated fan base with his original music and honest storytelling, Cap stands out for his distinctive and authentic vocals. Writing through his own personal and lived experiences, Cap works a fusion of R&B soul with an edge and grit that is unique and refreshing. Having already shared a stripped back DIY performance of “Relapse,” today’s release is a fresh new version recorded in Sydney.
Growing up in a broken home and moving into one of the roughest parts of Sydney, “Relapse” was written during one of Cap Carter’s darkest periods saying, “the song was almost like an exit song.”
“My Mum taught me how to love ballads, but she left when I was 10. And when I moved into dad’s house, he banned music just because it reminded him of mum. And when the voice came out, it came out raging because it was suppressed for a long time. I can’t write anything that’s not lived. There had been instances where I’ve been writing, and I can’t tell whether it’s destructive or healing. But for the most part, in the last few months in the lead up to this project, I felt it’s healing. And I felt like it’s a lot of light.”