No stranger to this blog, Cautious Clay is back with REASONS. Because well, this guy doesn’t miss. I had the pleasure of meeting him after his show in Toronto opening up for Alina Baraz, he’s a super chill and humble guy too. 2018 has seen Cautious Clay rise to new heights with a feature on HBO’s Insecure Season 3 Soundtrack, a Tiny Desk on NPR, performances at TIDAL X BROOKLYN and The Soul Train Awards on BET, sold-out headline shows, collaborations with notable artists such as John Mayer, as well as attention from VIBE, The New York Times, Pitchfork and more.
This joint was co-written with Hudson Mohawk and Tobias Jesso Jr., and produced by Hudson Mohawk and Cautious Clay. “REASONS” is the first song from an upcoming EP which will be released early next year and is a sonic shift for Cautious, with a hard-hitting soundscape that still manages to compliment his voice and accent his lyrics. The angular and uplifting production makes for a supremely creative song that lyrically examines the interwoven nature of pleasure and purpose how those notions can relate to the idea of happiness. “Drama in my life on purpose, cuz I don’t need to have purpose…” calls to question the need for having a ‘reason’ in order to do something and how the experience itself can be the reward.