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Cavetown explores a cohesive array of pop subgenres on Worm Food

"Worm Food"

Release date: 04 November 2022
Cavetown worm food cover
01 November 2022, 00:00 Written by Bethan Eyre

Worm Food, entirely written, produced, and mixed by 23-year-old, Robbie Skinner, reveals the artful skills he’s fostered since first putting out music under Cavetown in 2015.

In true early Gen Z fashion, he began by posting covers on YouTube at age 14 and has since seen his audience expand into the vibrant community of people it is today.

If you were previously acquainted with the sound of Cavetown prior to Worm Food, it is likely you’ll associate the artist with his delicate production of soothing ukulele ballads. Tracks from Worm Food like "Frog" and "Laundry Day" resonate with this original style, emulating a feeling of weightlessness, and warmth. This is created not only through his mellow sounding vocals but also in his narrative. Through frequently using animalistic personas to tell his stories, he generates a nostalgic, comforting essence in his music.

Although this style is notably integrated into the record, what sets this project apart from his previous offerings is the more developed and genre diverse style we experience. His classic ukulele ballads, although beautifully tender and central to Cavetown’s musical identity, Worm Food sees Skinner playing with a variety of genres and styles, which gives you a whole lot more to sink your teeth into.

Through collaborating on the record with artists such as, indie-rock singer-songwriter, Beabadoobee, hyperpop artist Chloe Moriondo and Vic Fuentes, (lead vocalist of punk rock band Pierce The Veil), Skinner offers his audience a taste of various different styles, some of which may be unexpected, but each bringing an exciting new element to his artistry.

The first song to be released off the record was "Fall In Love With A Girl (Feat Beabadoobee)”, a heartfelt love song, delivered through the sweet blend of Skinner and Bea’s complimenting vocals. Skinner has always shown great vulnerability in his song writing, and the messages that have come out of Worm Food are no different. The rawness in his voice and writing style emulating that of a journal entry, indicate the song writing process to be a form of personal therapy to him: “I'm trying to love the person I was when I was born / Hating on a kid doesn't serve me anymore” (1994).

In all of Cavetown’s extensive discography – at only 23 years old – Worm Food takes the form of Skinner's most well rounded and experimental project to date. Coming from an artist who is constantly giving back to his community and providing his audience with a safe space both in his music and support projects, Skinner is building a promising name for himself.

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