Singer/songwriter Cautious Clay AKA Josh Karpeh: has released his third single, “Roots,” off his debut album. Cautious, who has collaborated with Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish and more. Cautious has also released three EP’s; TABLE OF CONTEXT, RESONANCE and his debut, BLOOD TYPE, which included “Cold War.”
Cautious Clay is currently appearing in production on the second season of the critically acclaimed Forest Whitaker drama, “The Godfather of Harlem.” Cautious will reprise his role from the first season and create original recordings of Jazz songs from the period for use in the show.
“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,” shares Cautious. “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.”
“Roots” follows the release of “Dying in the Subtlety” and “Agreeable,” his first two singles off the album. During the pandemic, Cautious Clay also participated in the collaborative single “Cheesin” with Remi Wolf, Still Woozy, Sophie Meiers, Claud, Melanie Faye and HXNS to raise money for COVID-19 relief. Just prior, he released “Reaching (ft. Alex Isley),” which was featured within the Season 4 premiere of Issa Rae’s “Insecure.” The “Insecure” soundtrack, which included “Reaching,” was nominated for an NAACP Award for Outstanding Soundtrack/Compilation Album this year.