Casey Holford returns to singer-songwriter roots with ‘Adjusting To The Darkness’

“I’d been trying to write a song about my Dad since he died in 2014, and nothing ever seemed quite right..."
17 June 2024
Photo by Marshall McDonald

Brooklyn, New York’s Casey Holford is best known today as a composer and sound designer for podcasts such as Heaven’s Gate, Toxic, and Broken: Jeffrey Epstein. This month he gets back to his roots as a singer-songwriter by releasing Adjusting To The Darkness.

A music producer who has worked with the likes of Adam Green, Charly Bliss, Toby Goodshank, and Jeffrey Lewis, Casey produced and mixed the single with help from Mitch Rackin (Anais Mitchell, Night Birds, Wolf Eyes). 

Casey comments: “I’d been trying to write a song about my Dad since he died in 2014, and nothing ever seemed quite right. This brilliant, quirky guy had a knack for building Apollo shuttle parts, deciphering lung sounds, and sending oceanFloor trackers into the dark depths. The song that came out is nothing like what I intended, but it suits his memory.” 

Casey wrote the song as part of a weekly songwriting group led by Austin, TX songwriter Matt The Electrician. Imagine a sonic cocktail blending Uncle Tupelo’s rustic roots, Stealers Wheel’s whimsical flair, Dwight Twilley’s infectious hooks, and Radiohead’s electronic majesty – that’s the essence of this single’s tantalizing sound. 

It recounts an experience other bookworms might relate to – being admonished for reading in a dark room. Adjusting To The Darkness is the title song from Casey’s upcoming album Suburban Legend. The single was released in stereo and Dolby Atmos on streaming platforms​.

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