Robin Skinner makes music by himself, in his bedroom under the name CAVETOWN, but his songs belong to the world.
Fans see themselves in Skinner’s music: tales of love and loss, of yearning to make sense of life. For three minutes at a time, listeners feel less alone inside his songs, finding comfort in times of chaos and confusion.
Cavetown’s fourth album, LEMON BOY, puts Skinner’s effortless, bright melodies and economic songwriting on full display. From the looping folk-pop title track (with an inventive music video that’s racked up 1.2 million YouTube views) to the uke-meets-electronica “Fool” and jazzy “888,” it’s an intimate, calming collection that displays a songwriting craft far beyond his years. Most importantly, it’s from the heart.
“I speak about very genuine things and very personal things that I personally find hard to say,” Skinner explains. “That’s why I write a song about it. I think people relate to that: Sometimes they can’t put things into words, but when they hear a song about it, they can point to that.”