Casii Stephan

Casii Stephan

 Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
SoloPopRock

We're like Florence + the Machine meets Alabama Shakes.

Biography

Moving on with life and starting afresh was all that Casii Stephan had in mind when moving to Tulsa from South Saint Paul, Minnesota three years ago. She had an EP under her belt and had played a handful concerts in the Twin Cities area, but she had not achieved the success for which she had hoped. All dreams of continuing her music career were completely forgotten with her move to Tulsa, but music wouldn't let her forget. Fast forward to mid 2017, and Casii has had more success with music than ever before. All within the past twelve months, Casii has won an Independent Music Award for her single, “I Like The Way”, has performed an official SXSW Showcase, and has co-founded and co-produced Tulsa’s first female-driven music festival called MisFEST, the Music is She Festival. 

Casii Stephan has a voice that you won’t soon forget. With comparisons to Florence Welch, Fiona Apple and Carole King, her voice will envelop your soul like a “warm blanket” (Tulsa World). Growing up shy and scared of her own voice, Casii began to write songs on the family piano at sixteen years old. Finding a voice through music, she began to communicate her life through song. When life pushed an ordinary story line in her face, music gave her hope for the extraordinary. Now she sings with the power of knowing herself and is unafraid to share with others. Her songwriting is full of pop hooks that will get stuck in your head and emotional lyrics that will speak to your heart. 

With many early successes, Casii is “poised to pounce in 2017” (Jerry Wofford, Tulsa World Magazine). She received the esteemed title of “one of nine Oklahoma musicians to watch in 2017”. Casii plans to release her new single, GhostShips and perform at many local festivals this year. GhostShips was inspired by a day trip to Arkansas. Frustrated with life and relationships, she drove away to get some air and came back with a song that she was hesitant to share due its emotive content. After her band, the Midnight Sun, expressed their love for the song, she started performing it live and it quickly became a crowd favorite. She collaborated again with Kenny Davis (Nashville, TN), who produced “I Like The Way” and is eager to release the song later this year.

Lyrics

Don't Let Me Go

Written By: Casii Alexandra-Sondra Stephan

Don't Let Me Go
by Casii Stephan

Verse 1:
Take me by the hand
And let me hold you tight (3x)

Chorus:
And please don't let me go,
Don't let me go

Verse 2:
Let yesterday
Fade into, oh, tomorrow (3x)

Chorus:
And please don't let me go
Don't let me go

Bridge:
If the sun is shining your way
Then, baby, that makes it a-okay. (4x)

Verse 3:
Cause ya saw my tears
And you wiped them away (3x)

Chorus:
And please don't let me go
Don't let me go

Verse 4:
You saw my fears
And you held my near (3x)

Chorus:
And please don't let me go
Don't let me
Yeah, please don't let me go
Don't let me go (2x)

Ending:
If the sun is shining your way
Then, baby, that makes it a-okay.

Let Love In

Written By: Casii Alexandra-Sondra Stephan

Verse 1:
What's with these decisions that change everything we know?
What happened to planning - simple "Yes" or a "No"?
And when'd it become easy to make all these regrets,
When life is made up of many tiny steps?

Pre-Chorus:
So where does chance fit in?
Where does hope begin?

Chorus:
You gotta let love in
That random stranger could become your closest friend
If you let love in
Take a chance; you will find it's Providence

Verse 2:
What is it with laughter that makes everything okay?
Who said that smiles were ever out of place?
So can time be redeemed for all our mistakes?
Who said the guilt was ours to take?

Pre-Chorus:
So, where does chance fit in?
Where does hope begin?

Chorus:
You gotta let love in
That random stranger could become your closest friend
If you let love in
Take a chance;
You will find it's Providence

Bridge:
So let love, love
And let love, love
And let love, love in (4x)

Chorus:
Let love in
That random stranger could become your closest friend
If you let love in
Take a chance;
You will find it's Providence

Ending:
Take a chance;
You will find it's Providence

Let love, love
And let love, love
And let love, love in (2x)

Hold Me Now

Written By: Casii Alexandra-Sondra Stephan, Aaron Ankrum

Verse 1:
I've got some skeletons in my closet
And just one word or two can bring them back
And when the burden gets too heavy
Then I just lay back and cry

Chorus:
Oh, so hold me now
Let Your peace surround me
Hold me now
Let Your beauty transfix me
Hold me now
Let Your mercy seep through me
Hold me now
Let Your Word speak to me
Hold me now

Verse 2:
This world just seems to poke and prod
So then I hide behind my shell
My Father, oh, my Provider
You bring me out to stand again

Chorus:

Bridge:
This rope I'm clinging to can hardly hold it all
It's worn and frayed and like my tears I'm going to fall
To make it through I need to go right where I went wrong
Who else could I go to when the road, oh, it seemed so long, oh so long

Chorus Redux:
But you held me then
And your peace surrounded me
Oh, and you held me then
And Your beauty transfixed me
Oh, and You'll hold me now
And Your mercy will seep through me
And You'll hold me now
Your Word will speak to me
Hold me now.

Take It All Away

Written By: Casii Alexandra-Sondra Stephan

Verse 1:
I watched him walk on by
And still I wonder why
My heart, it won't forget
The way his glance it sold
His strong, protective hold
My mind, it ran away

Chorus:
So, take it all away
Take it all away
Take it all away
He doesn't love me back

Verse 2:
His heart beats like a drum
Taking me from
The life, I should lead
And so the story goes
But no one really knows
How it should end

Chorus:
So, take it all away
Take it all away
Take it all away
He doesn't love me back.

Chorus:

Verse 3:
Oh, unrequited love
Where is your peaceful dove?
Heart - let it go...

Leave Me

Written By: Casii Alexandra-Sondra Stephan

Verse 1:
Did you see, oh, how he touched her?
Did you know, oh, yes, he moved her.
Made her feel like she’s the only one tonight.
But I know he’ll come back to me,
And he’ll say he’s oh, so sorry,
But this time I’m going to answer right.

Chorus:
I want you to leave me, leave me
‘Cause I’mma gonna forget you
And if you sitll wanna sit down and cry,
Well, baby tonight, I’m still saying, “Goodbye! Goodbye!” (2x)

Verse 2:
Yeah, I know that we’ve got history,
But to me it’s still a mystery,
How we ever lasted this long.
I can’t say this, babe, more clearly,
Nor make it more sincerely,
It’s time that you’re gone.

Chorus:
I want you to leave me, leave me.
‘Cause I’mma gonna forget you.
And if you still wanna sit down and cry,
Well, baby, tonight, I’m still saying, “Goodbye! Goodbye!” (2x)

Bridge:
Pack your bags, hit the road, Oh, you’re going home. (3x)
Go ahead, run and hide, I’ll be more than fine. (3x)

Chorus: (2x)