Song of the Day: Strange Love – Cautious Clay (ft. Saba)

Singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist CAUTIOUS CLAY‘s track, ‘Strange Love’, featuring rising Chicago rapper Saba, is about the push and pull of identity in late capitalism.

Cautious explains further. “We’re constantly told we need x, y or z to let the world know who we are, inundated with information about what the latest and greatest and coolest is. I love fashion and clothes and putting them together to telegraph myself to the world, but sometimes it’s hard to separate what I like from what I’m being told to like. I think it’s a struggle lots of people can relate to.”

The smooth R&B/pop banger is taken from his long-awaited debut album, ‘Deadpan Love’ – out now independently via The Orchard – includes previously released singles ‘Wildfire’, ‘Karma & Friends,’ ‘Roots,’ ‘Dying In The Subtlety,’ and ‘Agreeable,’ and wraps influences from R&B, hip hop and indie pop in Cautious’ trademark sophisticated songwriting and jazz- and blues-inflected instrumentation. The album finds Cautious collaborating with a host of notable co-writers for Deadpan Love including Tobias Jesso Jr. (Adele, HAIM), Jim-E Stack (Caroline Polachek, Empress Of), Daniel Nigro (Olivia Rodrigo, FINNEAS), Jesse Shatkin (Sia, Kelly Clarkson), Ammar Malik (Maroon 5, Halsey) and Sir Nolan (Shawn Mendes, Selena Gomez).

Since the release of his breakout debut single ‘Cold War’ three years ago, the 28-year-old has been on a whirlwind ride. He’s released three EPs—Table of Context, RESONANCE, and debut Blood Type—that have earned critical praise from The New York Times, The New Yorker, NPR, TIME, Complex and many more. His songs have soundtracked key scenes in films like Olivia Wilde’s Booksmart and TV shows like Issa Rae’s “Insecure” and Selena Gomez’s “13 Reasons Why.”

Check out the video for ‘Strange Love’ below…

Song of the Day: FUYL – Anjulie

Indo Guyanese platinum selling Juno-Award winning recording artist ANJULIE,  has penned songs for Kelly Clarkson and Nicki Minaj and collaborated with artists like KSHMR and Natalia Lafourcade. She’s written for VICE, the Canadian Women’s Foundation and UN Women. Her cross-platform streams are in the hundreds of millions with collabs and in the tens of millions for her independent singles.

‘FUYL’ is the first single Anjulie is sharing off her new album ‘Loveless Metropolis’, which explores modern love and relationships vs. autonomy and independence.

Produced with French Braids and Peter Fenn, ‘FUYL’ weaves a tale of meeting someone great after being in a string of horrible relationships, but quickly realizing that you’re no good for them… and could seriously fuck up their life.

Check it out below…

The Funnies: Famous Singers: Embarrassing / Funny Moments (On Stage) PT2

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Well here’s part two of singer embarrassing and funny moments on stage. Clips include: Destiny Child’s Michelle Williams drops; Kelly Clarkson’s voice cracks and Mariah has one too many – oh dear! Check it out here.