‘Deadpan Love’, the hotly anticipated debut album from New York based singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist Cautious Clay, is out today independently via The Orchard.
Wrapping influences from R&B, hip hop and indie pop, the record follows acclaimed singles Strange Love featuring rising Chicago rapper SABA, Wildfire, Karma & Friends, Roots, Dying In The Subtlety, and Agreeable.
Of the release, Cautious Clay shares: “’Deadpan Love’ is something that I have inside me; the way I cope with the worst of what the world has to offer. So much of life and relationships are spent in grey areas—we mistreat the people we love and we’re friendly with the people we hate. This is an album about those complexities in friendship, investigating toxic behaviour and self-worth.”
Cautious has collaborated with a host of notable co-writers for the album including Tobias Jesso Jr. (Adele, HAIM), Jim-E Stack (Caroline Polachek, Empress Of), Daniel Nigro (Olivia Rodrigo, FINNEAS), Jesse Shatkin (Sia, Kelly Clarkson), Ammar Malik (Maroon 5, Halsey) and Sir Nolan (Shawn Mendes, Selena Gomez).
Cautious will appear in the second season of the critically acclaimed Forest Whitaker drama ‘Godfather of Harlem‘. Reprising his role as the leader of the Geechee Band from the first season, he will appear throughout the season and is working on original music for the show.
Since the release of his breakout debut single Cold War three years ago, 28-year-old Cautious Clay has been on a whirlwind ride. He’s released three EPs — ‘Table of Context’, ‘RESONANCE’, and debut ‘Blood Type’ — that have earned critical praise from The New York Times, The New Yorker, NPR, TIME, Complex and many more. His songs have soundtracked key scenes in films like Olivia Wilde’s Booksmart and TV shows like Issa Rae’s ‘Insecure’ and Selena Gomez’s ’13 Reasons Why.’ He was enlisted personally by FINNEAS for a remix of Billie Eilish’s breakout Ocean Eyes,’his music has been sampled by Taylor Swift, and he’s written songs with John Legend and John Mayer. He’s linked up with the who’s-who of next generation talent recently collaborating with Ruel on Say It Over and sharing ‘Cheesin’ with Claud, Remi Wolf, Still Woozy, Sophie Meiers, Melanie Faye and HXNS to raise money for the COVID-19 Relief Fund. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Cautious Clay currently resides in Brooklyn, New York.
‘Deadpan Love’ by Cautious Clay is out now via The Orchard
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