REST ACRES is the solo musical project of Toronto-based drummer, producer, and songwriter Joel Cassady, who is best known for his work as a member of Canadian alt-pop mainstay Walk Off the Earth - a group that he's been a part of for nearly 10 years. "On My Mind" is only his second single as REST ACRES, and features the vocals and co-writing of fellow Canadian Kate Carswell, known professionally as Freida Mari.
"On My Mind" is built around a moment of vulnerability in a complicated relationship, something many of us can relate to. Sometimes the force of habit, and a desperate need for comfort, edges out our own conscience when it comes to matters of the heart. Even a destructive relationship can feel like a blessing, and we find ourselves perpetuating the very thing that slowly destroys us. Cassady explores this powerful sense of cognitive dissonance, and serves up an illuminating dose of electro-pop that feels both cathartic and self-evident. Drawing inspiration from modern electronic luminaries like Flume, ODESZA, Louis the Child, Big Wild, and Jai Wolf, REST ACRES extends a sonic aesthetic based on catchy melodies, musical hooks, and acute introspection. "On My Mind" puts us front-and-center in the emotional confrontation between our weaker self and the part of us that knows better than to settle for less than we deserve.