Cautious Clay - French Riviera
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posted 07 May 2018 by Krister Axel
The bass moves from a Kingston sub-woofer in the back of a Ranchero, to a club in Saint Tropez at 4am, and back again.

What I like here is the rawness of the lyrics over such a precise production. The bass moves from a Kingston sub-woofer in the back of a Ranchero, to a club in Saint Tropez at 4am, and back again. It's new-soul ska with a slam poet and a DJ.

Cautious Clay, with the new single French Riviera, steps us through how to "hit the beach up like it's D-day". You move the bass around, drop a Pinocchio reference, give it to the soundtrack for a few bars, repeat. There's a gaunt nature to the rhymes, weaving with very few steps between revelation and menace. It's a story of self, and of boundaries between people.

“Everything could always be better
Guilty conscious light as a feather
Meanings always honest in spite of your mind”— Cautious Clay

About the Author

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Krister Bjornson Axel

Morristown, New York

Paris, France. Madison, Wisconsin. Los Angeles. Ashland, Oregon. Ottawa. I write music, I write about music, and I write code. See also: photography, prose, podcasting. I have 1 gorgeous wife, 2 amazing kids, and many interests.


Recent Awards: 2020 ND (Photo) Honorable Mention, 2020 Accenti Writing Contest Finalist


Read my poetry here.