Cautious Clay is ready to start a new era. The ambitious musician from Cleveland, Ohio has revealed the follow-up to 2019’s Table of Context is set to arrive in 2021. Clay heads the yet-titled album with the official first single “Agreeable.”
Co-produced with Jesse Shatkin (Rihanna, Sia), the chillwave record gives the lo-fi soul star a spacious arena to brood to his lover about taking his side without having an exact explanation to why.
Speaking about “Agreeable,” Clay said in a statement that the song, “is both a reflection on how compromise is a part of our daily lives and how the compromises we make, both big and small, can have an effect on personal growth; it is also a satirical look at our current media landscape and the divisive rhetoric certain outlets and people employ in order to argue their points of view.”
Clay and a “lil clay” motion design animation make an appearance in the song’s official music video. Watch the Haoyan of America-directed video below.
When discussing the forthcoming album to Paper, Clay said, “the themes of the album are very much harkening back to some of my early stuff around personal identity and how you grow with yourself and a world that’s constantly over commodifying everything.”
He also shared that fans will hear a progression in his vocal style on the new work.
Leading up to this new single, Clay has remained visible on the soundtrack tip. He lent his talents to season four of Insecure (“Reaching”), EA Sports’ FIFA 20 (“Erase”), and 13 Reasons Why (“Swim Home.”)
Listen to “Agreeable” by Cautious Clay below.