Q&A With Cautious Clay!

Over the past year we’ve seen this Ohio native gain traction in the music scene. Complex said, “There’s something special about him, and he keeps revealing new layers to his creativity that continue to pull us in.” He even earned a guest appearance on John Mayer’s Instagram livestream show called Current Mood. Cautious Clay‘s latest release is a 6-track EP titled Table of Context.

Context feels honest and stays aligned with his other discography. Vocal harmonies and soulful melodies line each song like pouring honey in hot tea. “Settler’s Paradise” feels the most R&B while “Honest Enough” sounds like the standout song off the EP (in my opinion). The desk on the cover of the EP is the actual desk Cautious has written all of his music, it literally serves as his table of context.

Check out my short and sweet Q&A below:

“Honest Enough” feels raw and real. What inspired this track?

“My past relationships, or my last long term relationship inspired it. It felt like, in many ways, I was trying to keep it together without it necessarily being what was the best for both of us at the time. I’m almost telling myself that I was trying to be honest enough when in fact it wasn’t that way. I was trying to make excuses for something that wasn’t really working.”

How has your life changed in the past year due to the uphill success of your music? 

“Occasionally getting recognized!”

What inspired you to include so many background vocals and harmonies in your music?

“I just love harmony and I think it’s really interesting sounding. I guess it’s my background in jazz and instrumental music.”

What does the rest of 2019 look like for you? 
“A lot of interesting touring, music videos and some cool collaborations.”
To learn more about Cautious Clay, click here!

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Who You Need: San Holo

 

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image via daily-beat.com

 

WHO: San Holo

WHERE: Netherlands

GENRE: EDM/Electronic

TOP SONG: “Light”

 

His latest musical release, The Trip – EP is what initially drew me to San Holo. There’s something euphoric to his sound. It’s easy to classify him as background music when you don’t fully listen to the level of production he puts into each track. Layers upon layers of saturated beats that make you feel immensely.

Opening track, “trip” starts with a woman’s inviting voice saying, “Hi there boys and girls, would you like to come on a wonderful trip with me?”. The opening pretty much sets the tone for the rest of the EP; a wonderful trip you can’t help but be pulled through, like a never-ending kaleidoscope. I can’t wait to hear another full length from San Holo.