Cautious Clay: “Karma & Friends” (At Home)

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Cautious Clay: “Karma & Friends” (At Home)

Posted by on Jul 1, 2021

For folks hip to the playlist heavyweights of KUTX and, well, most NPR Music stations, the name Cautious Clay should be pretty familiar. Dating back to his debut single “Cold War” in the Fall of 2017, this Brooklyn singer-guitarist has brewed up a seductive concoction of R&B, hip-hop, and soul, with a delicate vocal delivery that’s sure to elicit a swoon or two.

On the Studio 1A veteran‘s latest release (and first full-length), Deadpan Love, Cautious Clay once again invites a strong sense of electronic production into the mix. But that doesn’t mean Clay can’t still rock it acoustic when he wants to. Check out an intimate, stripped-down set recorded at Orchard Studios in New York that Cautious Clay taped just for us right before Deadpan Love dropped, including some of the album’s strongest contenders, “Agreeable”, “Shook”, and “Karma & Friends”.

NPR Live Sessions/KUTX –  Musician: Cautious Clay: Guitar and Vocals; Audio Engineering & Mix: Alonzo Vargas; Filmed at Orchard Studios in NYC; Producer: Deidre Gott

Jack Anderson

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