Multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and producer Cautious Clay unveils the video for “REASONS,” taken from his new EP Table Of Context.
Directed by Haoyan of America, the video features Cautious Clay himself pole vaulting in a nod to his own high school athletic career and his attitude toward following your interests regardless of a “reason” or greater motive. Cautious explains, “The video is set up kind of like a dream sequence that portrays a surreal picture of my day-to-day life as well as certain interests and things I’ve done like pole vaulting or swimming; with the centrifuge being my desk that I’ve made music at for the last eight years.”Table of Context, Cautious’ highly acclaimed third EP, is out now.
In addition to “REASONS,” a collaboration with Tobias Jesso Jr. and Hudson Mohawke, the release features five additional tracks including “SATURDAY MORNING CARTOONS” with UMI. The EP follows 2018’s Blood Type and RESONANCE. Further new music from Cautious is imminent.In celebration of the release Cautious hits the road this summer with sets at Lollapalooza, OutsideLands, Governors Ball, Electric Forest, Lightning in a Bottle, Boston Calling and more in Europe and beyond. See below for full tour details.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.
CAUTIOUS CLAY—TABLE OF CONTEXT
1. SIDEWINDER2. REASONS3. SETTLER’S PARADISE4. SATURDAY MORNING CARTOONS (featuring UMI)5. HONEST ENOUGH6. SOMETHING FOR NOTHING CAUTIOUS CLAY LIVEMay 2 WTMD’s First Thursday Festival Baltimore, MDMay 8 Lightning In A Bottle Bakersfield, CAMay 26 Boston Calling Boston, MAMay 31 Governors Ball New York, NYJune 2 Best Kept Secret Hilvarenbeek, NetherlandsJune 6 Northside Aarhus, DenmarkJune 7 Sideways Helsinki, FinlandJune 9 Parklife Manchester, U.K.June 10 Broadcast Glasgow, U.K.June 12 Bergenfest Bergenhus, NorwayJune 13 PiPFest Grünerløkka, NorwayJune 27-30 Electric Forest Rothbury, MIAugust 1-4 Lollapalooza Chicago, ILAugust 9-11 Outside Lands San Francisco, CASeptember 20-22 Life is Beautiful Las Vegas, NV