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Premiere: Cautious Share New Single “Promise”

Premiere: Cautious Share New Single “Promise”


Premiere: Cautious Share New Single “Promise”

Broadcasts New EP Promise / Observe Out September twenty second

Jun 23, 2023

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It has been nearly a decade since followers final heard from Cautious, the artwork pop venture of multi-instrumentalist and producer Eric Lindley. In 2014, Lindley shared his third full-length file, The World Doesn’t Finish, an idea album whereby Lindley dueted with a model of his voice that had been digitally altered to sound like a lady’s. Within the years since, he had a baby, relocated to San Francisco, and has been working full-time on different tasks.

Later this 12 months, Lindley is about to return as Cautious with one other new EP, Promise / Observe, coming September twenty second. Accompanying the information of the file, he has additionally shared its lead single, “Promise,” premiering with Below the Radar.

Lindley describes Promise / Observe as a meditation on loss and its lead single is a sparse and heartbreaking reflection of the file’s theme. Written within the aftermath of the Uvalde capturing, the music finds Lindley putting himself within the perspective of a mother or father who misplaced their youngster: “You promised that you simply’d be right here / Buttoned up and brilliant as gun metal / I’m holding flowers / And all of the world is blunted enamel / Is our bodies all the identical / Is sleeping, calling out your title.” All all through, Lindley narrates the mother or father’s grief in an aching whisper, surrounded by oscillating synth melodies and sparse keys. The observe’s wordless mid-section swells right into a dramatic crescendo, but when the music returns to its narrator’s perspective it turns devastatingly intimate, mirroring the huge screaming numbness of grief.

Lindley says of the observe, “‘Promise’ is the story of a mother or father’s grief after dropping their youngster to a college capturing. After the Uvalde capturing, I discovered myself without delay overwhelmed and numb, and solely weeks later I wrote this music and located I used to be lastly in a position to course of my feelings, which, perhaps after having a baby myself, had been a lot tougher to face.”

Take a look at the music beneath. Promise / Observe is out in all places on September twenty second.



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