Cavetown Wants You to Reach Out and "let them know they're on your mind"
Singer-songwriter and producer Cavetown wants us all to open with the release of "let them know they're on your mind." Although the single is one of the artist's more upbeat efforts, their poignant lyrics still melt the heart and encourage listeners to share and acknowledge the presence of others in their thoughts to combat loneliness and foster deeper connections.
"let them know they're on your mind" opens with a collage of intricate mellow guitar riffs, understated production, and vocal effects. The singer's hushed vocals recite the line, "Let them know they're on your mind," before teasing his upcoming EP with the lyric, "Light a cigarette, you're allowed a little vice." The instrumentation picks up the pace during the verses as the percussion, guitar, bass, and added elements of glitchy, cellophane-esque synths blend together.
On the racing chorus, Cavetown reveals his own loneliness and how deeply it affects him. Apologizing for the lack of words to communicate his feelings, he does his best to emphasize the importance of letting others know they are on their mind. They croon, "I'm just like you; let them know they're on your mind" in an attempt to let their loved one know that they aren't alone in their loneliness and validate the need to reach out to others.
The new song is a part of Cavetown's upcoming five-track EP titled little vice, set to release February 23 alongside their previous release, "glacier meadow," featuring fellow singer-songwriter Field Medic. The indie folk duet, which originates from when the two acts went on tour together in 2019, is a luscious effort with kaleidoscopic layers of banjo lines, guitar riffs, and interweaving vocal harmonies that sound like the embodiment of a running through a field of flowers in a fairytale. Simply stunning.
Listen to"let them know they're on your mind" below: