Cautious Clay has unveiled new track "Wildfire" as the latest preview of his upcoming debut album Deadpan Love.
"Wildfire", as Cautious Clay explains, "explores the fact that people’s intentions sometimes get lost in translation. Good intention is not always enough to prevent people’s emotions and insecurities from spiraling. Subtle signals or cues can unintentionally ignite emotions - like a bush fire."
Deadpan Love saw Cautious Clay collaborate with co-writers 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), and will also feature collaboration with Chicago rapper Saba.
He says of the album, "Deadpan Love explores the ways I cope with the worst of what humanity has to offer. It’s about opposites - having an outer layer that’s tougher, this “deadpan” state, and an inner layer of compassion, where you’re open to being there for the people you care about. It’s this warring compassion and cynicism that has empowered me to express myself through this medium."