Fresh Indie Pop from Warner Music. - Cavetown: Home
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posted 15 Jul 2019 by Krister Axel
A blueprint for tuneful self-deprecation that yields a wistful sense of happiness.

Cavetown is a 20-year-old singer songwriter from Cambridge named Robin Skinner. His whole-hearted optimism and authenticity is reflected in an effortless sense of melody, and a laid-back approach to life.

The voice here is unflustered and unique, backed with some simple harmony, high notes on the piano, and a chamber-pop string arrangement. The sudden success of this young songwriter has resulted in some high-profile shows for this summer, including dates confirmed for Reading & Leeds, TRNSMT, Latitude, 2000trees and Victorious Festival. The reference here feels a bit like Elliott Smith, sans the glorious imperfection - in its place is a flair for harmony that would make Jacob Collier proud, and a more approachable emotionality. Instead of persisting as the soundtrack for melancholic America, Home, the latest from Warner Music artist Cavetown, is a blueprint for tuneful self-deprecation that yields a wistful sense of happiness.

This song is featured on our CHILL NEW Songwriters playlist.

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Krister Bjornson Axel

Ogdensburg, 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