As I discovered last time I interviewed Cassidy-Rae, she had been touring the world for several years as an entertainer on cruise ships. When the pandemic meant that work stopped, she instead starting writing, releasing and recording songs in Australia, with the support of fans she’d won overseas. It wasn’t long before she built a fan base here, and that was clear during this year’s Tamworth Country Music Festival. Before she left Australia to return – albeit briefly – to the work she suddenly left behind, we had a chat about her new single, ‘Lately’, amongst many other things. You can watch that chat on YouTube or listen on Soundcloud.