Singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Cautious Clay today shares, ‘Agreeable‘: the first single lifted from his upcoming debut album, expected to arrive in 2021.
True to form, the independent artist from Brooklyn provides listeners with his signature blend of poetic and highly observant lyricism. Infusing elements of dark humor and sarcasm, the song expertly subverts its own title to paint a portrait of people on different planes undermining one another’s opinions.
The reflective lyrics are juxtaposed with upbeat production from Cautious Clay & Jesse Shatkin (SIA), alongside a music video by frequent collaborator Haoyan of American that further uplifts and makes enjoyable a song that is ultimately about frustration. Listen/Watch HERE
Of the release, Cautious Clay shares: “‘Agreeable’ is both a reflection on how compromise is a part of our daily lives and how the compromises we make, both big and small, can have an effect on personal growth; it is also a satirical look at our current media landscape and the divisive rhetoric certain outlets and people employ in order to argue their points of view.”
‘Agreeable‘ follows Cautious Clay’s recent Covid Relief Fund collaborative release ‘Cheesin‘ (with Remi Wolf, Still Woozy, Sophie Meiers, Claud, Melanie Faye and HXNS) and ‘Reaching (ft. Alex Isley)‘, the latter of which was featured on the Season 4 premiere of Issa Rae’s “Insecure.” In 2019, Cautious Clay released his third EP titled Table of Context preceded by RESONANCE and his debut EP, Blood Type, which included his breakout song ‘Cold War‘, lauded by TIME, NPR, The New York Times, Complex, The New Yorker and more.
In addition to his own artist project Cautious Clay has collaborated as a writer and producer with many other notable artists including John Legend, Billie Eilish, John Mayer and Taylor Swift.
Cautious Clay’s music combines R&B, hip-hop and experimental indie with bold, honest and soulful vocals; a voice The New Yorker says “seems to emote and connect without effort; it burrows warmly into acoustic guitar melodies and floats atop more maximalist backdrops.” Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Cautious Clay currently resides in Brooklyn, New York.
‘Agreeable‘ by Cautious Clay is out now
Stream/buy it HERE