It looks like Cautious Clay is in album mode. The emerging singer has dropped a new single titled “Roots.”
The raw track examines a tumultuous relationship between two partners who have a deep and complicated history with each other.
“But you got your eyes down / You say you’re gonna leave / Gotta clean house / Just another rinse repeat / On life, and love / Life, and love,” Clay sings on the chorus.
Clay explained his intentions behind “Roots” in a press statement. “‘Roots’ is about having an established history with someone and coming to the often-difficult realization that things ultimately will not last because of elements in the relationship that are toxic,” he said.
“I tried to make that sentiment known in the first verse, ‘from atoms up to comets, life is never promised, you could make me wanna lie and be dishonest.’ It’s about wanting to put yourself out there and be emotionally vulnerable to a fault, however, ultimately knowing what’s best is for both people to separate and move on.”
In other news, Clay has been tapped to work on a soundtrack for a Disney+ TV show.
“I haven’t made many announcements about it or anything but it’s been really fun because it’s mostly a lot of jazz and stuff that I’ve worked on,” he told Zane Lowe of Apple Music. “When I was in college I was a jazz studies minor, so I’m basically scoring a lot of jazz and just funk music and it’s been really fun.”
Listen to “Roots” by Cautious Clay below.