Everyone’s path to becoming a musician is different, but Cautious Clay’s journey to his current status as an alt-R&B artist is unusual by any stretch. He started off playing the flute and branched into other instruments, but began making his own music as a remixer while he was in college, posting his creations on SoundCloud. From the LIVE Theatre in Hard Rock Cafe New York, Cautious Clay discusses his early influences, beat-box flute, and his debut album Deadpan Love in this episode of “Live from My Den.”
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From the LIVE Theatre in Hard Rock Cafe New York, Cautious Clay discusses his early influences, beat-box flute, and his debut album Deadpan Love in this episode of “Live from My Den.”
Joshua Karpeh, professionally known as Cautious Clay, is an American singer, songwriter and record producer. While still in college, Clay developed his skills in music production by remixing beats for his friends. In 2017, he released his first single, “Cold War,” which combined his hip-hop, organic, and electronic influences. A versatile artist, Karpeh’s work varies from hip-hop influenced soul tracks to collaborations with indie pop artists such as Remi Wolf and Claud. After releasing multiple EPs and collaborations, Cautious Clay dropped his first full-length project Deadpan Love in June 2021.