Cautious Clay takes us on a dream sequence in ‘SIDEWINDER’

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We were certainly predicting it in advance, but one of the standout performances of the recent Boston Calling weekend was from Cautious Clay. The 26 year old multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and producer Josh Karpeh experienced a breakthrough last year with his track “Cold War,” and today (June 18) he furthers the narrative with a dreamy, escapist video for new single “SIDEWINDER,” off his March EP Table of Context.

“I wanted the visual to be simple and to almost feel like a dream sequence of when you are distracted thinking about something,” Karpeh tells Billboard. “The snake and lighter represent that distraction or ‘back and forth’ kind of attitude towards a lot of things in life; sometimes the things we run away from end up being what we want most and visa versa.”

Cautious Clay returns to Boston later this year for a December 11 show at the Paradise Rock Club. Tickets go on sale Friday.