CAUTIOUS CLAY DEBUTS “SWIM HOME,” FEATURED ON “13 REASONS WHY”
SEASON THREE SOUNDTRACK
CO-WRITTEN AND -PRODUCED WITH JOHN MAYER
PREMIERES LIVE ON KCRW’S “MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC”
“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 cautiousclay.com 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.