We've written about Cautious Clay before. This week, he has teamed up with electronic phenom LLusion and Bay Area producer HXNS for an upbeat, disco-flavored pop confection named "Sad4good" which will be featured on an upcoming mixtape from LLusion.
Cautious Clay achieved near-instant success with the release of two innovative projects in 2018 (Blood Type and RESONANCE). Since then he has written with Quinn XCII, Taylor Swift, John Legend, and Anderson Paak, just to name a few. His sound combines a sharp instinct for pop melody with elements of electro-pop, RnB, and experimental soul.
LLusion (pronounced "loo-zhuhn") is an artist and producer based in Orange, California, who recently gained attention on TikTok for his remixes of artists like 24kGoldn and Selena Gomez. He assembles dreamy soundscapes that are rooted in bold beat-craft, toasty warm samples, and delicate electronic alchemy.
With a father that worked as an editor on blockbusters like "Transformers," who shared a reverence for film with LLusion, his childhood was a fitting prelude to his eclectic musicality as a performer. Listening to Duke Ellington and doo-wop, LLusion went from playing saxophone in class to picking up drums at home. In his first year of high school, he discovered the music of late Japanese DJ and producer Nujabes.