I AM CASTING is a project helmed by Cole Guerra.
In a previous life, Cole released the full-length album Scarves & Knives...
"moonlit symphonic sweep"
- No Depression
"darkly beautiful debut... fresh and utterly captivating"
- Performing Songwriter
"complex melodies that float rather than progress from A to B to C. The slow-motion fever dreams inside Guerra's tunes ensare with a unique alien beauty"
- Vintage Guitar
After touring in support of Scarves & Knives, Cole disappeared from the music landscape, only recently re-emerging with new material. I AM CASTING was adopted as Cole's moniker, highlighting the project's focus on characters (including 'bad actors'), hinting at the music's cinematic and theatrical elements, and more flexibly setting an expectation that the musical approach might change from scene to scene, album to album.
I AM CASTING's debut album will be released on February 22. Sitting atop textured arrangements are lyrics shaped to a considerable degree by the political landscape of the time - songs about manipulation, about predators and clowns, about appeals to fear and anger and tribe. About Carnival Barkers.