Cautious Clay brings a fresh sense of authenticity to minimalist indie R&B. In 2018 Cautious Clay rose to new heights with a feature on HBO's Insecure Season 3 Soundtrack, a Tiny Desk on NPR, performances at TIDAL X BROOKLYN and The Soul Train Awards on BET, sold-out headline shows, the release of the Blood Type EP and RESONANCE EP and more. Stay tuned, the Table of Context EP will be out Spring 2019.
"Cautious Clay has the kind of voice that seems to emote and connect without effort; it burrows warmly into acoustic guitar melodies and floats atop more maximalist backdrops." - The New Yorker
Complex says, "Late last year, New York-based artist Cautious Clay made an impressive debut with his single 'Cold War'—an addictive track featuring lyrics that detailed the difficulties every 20-something goes through in the dating realm. Today he returns to kick off the new year with his latest single, 'Juliet + Caesar.'"
NPR says, "'Stolen Moments,' the latest single from nascent Brooklyn poly-instrumentalist and singer Cautious Clay (neé Josh Karpeh), is a stunning, hushed lament that plays out like a lovers' quarrel about commitment (or lack thereof) that's still reeling long after the last words have been thrown... By the last guitar strums, it's clear: 'Stolen Moments' is a luxurious kiss-off told a day too late."