Cautious Clay (Josh Karpeh) is a NY-based singer-songwriter from Cleveland, OH. Not too long ago, he released a lovely R&B tune, entitled, “Swim Home”.

Cautious Clay – “Swim Home” visualizer

“I wrote this song with John Mayer seven months ago after meeting for the first time. I had just started getting into collaborating with other people and truly had never experienced a more natural creative flow while making this song.” – Cautious Clay

‘Swim Home’ contains a nostalgic storyline, ear-welcoming vocals, and sugar-sweet melodies. Also, the song possesses lush instrumentation scented with a contemporary R&B aroma.

The likable tune is featured on Netflix’s original series soundtrack, entitled, “13 Reasons Why (Season 3)”.

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Netflix - “13 Reasons Why (Season 3)” soundtrack cover

“I used to think about songwriting and production as completely separate. But when I learned how to merge those two things, that’s when I was able to start creating music that really connected with people.” – Cautious Clay

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“Ever since I started playing music, it was always about the feel. There are a lot of things in art that you can learn by practicing or studying, but feel’s not one of them. It’s something you’ve just got to have.” – Cautious Clay

Cautious Clay cites Burt Bacharach as an idol and credit Stevie Wonder and Quincy Jones as ever-present influences in his artful arrangements.

He writes with unflinching honesty, engaging in deeply personal self-reflection with boldly vulnerable and vividly poetic lyrics.

We recommend adding Cautious Clay’s “Swim Home” single to your personal playlist. Also, let us know how you feel about it in the comment section below.


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