“Cautious Clay has the kind of voice that seems to emote and connect without effort;
it burrows warmly into acoustic guitar melodies and floats atop more maximalist backdrops.”—The New Yorker

“Josh Karpeh’s clever, smeared-out soul songs sound perfectly of their time, marrying James Blake-style atmospherics to frank examinations of love, friendships and fame. Performing as Cautious Clay, he’s a versatile, charismatic frontman and producer…” —NPR Music

Cautious Clay debuts “Swim Home,” a brand new track co-written and -produced with John Mayer and featured on the “13 Reasons Why” season three soundtrack, today, listen here and watch the visualizer here.

Cautious will debut the track live on today’s “Morning Becomes Eclectic” on KCRW, listen here.

“I wrote this song with John Mayer seven months ago after meeting for the first time,” says Cautious. “I had just started getting into collaborating with other people and truly had never experienced a more natural creative flow while making this song.”

Out August 23, the “13 Reasons Why” soundtrack features contributions from 5 Seconds of Summer, YUNGBLUD, Charli XCX, Lauv and more in addition to Cautious. Pre-order here and get an instant download of “Swim Home.”

“Swim Home” is the first new music from the 26-year-old artist, born Josh Karpeh, since the release of his acclaimed EP Table Of Context earlier this year. The EP features singles “REASONS” with Tobias Jesso Jr. and Hudson Mohawke and “SIDEWINDER,” as well as “SATURDAY MORNING CARTOONS” with UMI, and two more tracks.

Following sets at Lollapalooza, Electric Forest, Boston Calling and more this summer, Cautious will tour North America and Europe this fall, with headline shows in Paris, London, Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle, New York, Philadelphia and beyond. Visit for more information.

Cautious Clay is 26-year-old Josh Karpeh. Born and raised in Cleveland, OH, Karpeh first found music through his training in classical flute, which quickly opened the doors of blues and jazz. In college, he added many other instruments as well as songwriting and production to his repertoire, and soon after began releasing music of his own. Now based in Brooklyn, he has toured the world over and collaborated and shared stages with the likes of John Mayer, Omar Apollo, Tayla Parx, AlunaGeorge, Petit Biscuit, Lil Silva and more, and his music has appeared on “Insecure.” Watch Cautious perform a Tiny Desk Concert for NPR here.

August 9-11                                           San Francisco, CA                                        Outside Lands
September 20-22                                       Las Vegas, NV                                        Life is Beautiful
October 24                                             Cologne, Germany                                                       Yuca
October 25                                                  Paris, France                                                Boule Noire
October 26                                             Antwerp, Belgium                                                        Trix
October 28                                               Berlin, Germany                                                    Kantine
October 30                                          Copenhagen, Denmark                                          Hotel Cecil
November 1                                       The Hague, Netherlands                 Crossing Borders Festival
November 2                                      Amsterdam, Netherlands                                          Bitterzoet
November 4                                              Brighton, U.K.                                      Green Door Store
November 5                                               London, U.K.                                  Village Underground
November 6                                            Manchester, U.K.                                                        YES
November 8                                              Dublin, Ireland                                       The Soundhouse
November 9                                            Reykjavik, Iceland                                   Iceland Airwaves
November 13                                          New Orleans, LA                        Parish at House of Blues
November 14                                              Houston, TX            Bronze Peacock at House of Blues
November 15                                               Austin, TX                                                     Scoot Inn
November 16                                                Dallas, TX                                          Granada Theater
November 19                                              Phoenix, AZ                                      Crescent Ballroom
November 20                                           Los Angeles, CA                                  The Fonda Theatre
November 21                                            Santa Ana, CA                                      The Observatory
November 22                                             San Diego, CA                                         House of Blues
November 25                                            Vancouver, BC                              Commodore Ballroom
November 26                                              Portland, OR                                       Wonder Ballroom
November 27                                               Seattle, WA                                              The Showbox
November 29                                         Salt Lake City, UT                                           Kilby Court
November 30                                               Denver, CO                                         Marquis Theater
December 1                                             Kansas City, MO                                              Riot Room
December 2                                            Minneapolis, MN                             Fine Line Music Cafe
December 3                                               Milwaukee, WI                               Turner Hall Ballroom
December 5                                                  Chicago, IL                                            Bottom Lounge
December 6                                            Grand Rapids, MI                                             The Stache
December 8                                                Toronto, ON                            Phoenix Concert Theatre
December 9                                                Brooklyn, NY                                          Brooklyn Steel
December 11                                               Boston, MA                                    Paradise Rock Club
December 12                                               Hamden, CT                                           Space Ballroom
December 13                                            Washington, DC                                                 9:30 Club
December 14                                            Philadelphia, PA                                        Union Transfer