Cautious Clay has made his name known throughout 2018. On top of giving us two EPs, Blood Type and RESONANCE, he's also graced the stage at the Soul Train Awards and collaborated with some of our faves. Now he prepares us for what's to come in the new year with his new single "Reasons."
He teams up with producer Hudson Mohawke and songwriter Tobias Jesso Jr. to craft what could be the next millennial anthem. Built on buzzy synths and punctuated by horn stabs, the song finds Cautious singing about imploding his life for reasons only beknownst to him. "Drama in my life on purpose / 'Cause I don't need to have purpose / Throw it all away to make ends / F**king up my name to keep friends," he begins the song, setting a tone for what's to come. He goes on to detail a disconnect with life and angst that has seemed to permeate a lot of the work of the newest crop of twentysomethings making their way through the world. While everyone might not relate to the sentiment, the pop-radio ready chorus cuts through in all its major chord glory. In other words, look for this one to become a ubiquitous in a matter of months.
"Reasons" is the first we're hearing from Cautious Clay's new EP, which is set to arrive at the top of 2019. Check out what's next for the up-and-comer by giving the track a spin right here.