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  • Vasili Papathanasopoulos


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Singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Cautious Clay has dropped the third taste of his highly anticipated debut album. The musical project of Josh Karpeh, Roots is another standout track from the musician, fusing together R&B, hip-hop and experimental indie with bold, honest, and soulful vocals.

Speaking of the track, the musician shares: "'Roots’ is about having an established history with someone and coming to the often-difficult realisation that things ultimately will not last because of elements in the relationship that are toxic. 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."

Having collaborated with the likes of Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish, John Legend and John Mayer, Karpeh has released three EP’s; TABLE OF CONTEXT, RESONANCE and his debut, BLOOD TYPE, which included his breakout song Cold War. Roots follows the release of Dying in the Subtlety and Agreeable, the first taste of the musicians upcoming album. Late last year, he featured on Ruel's say it over and 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, with the soundtrack nominated for an NAACP award for Outstanding Soundtrack / Compilation Album this year.

Roots is out now! Listen to the track below.


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