The latest quarantine bop brought to us by Cautious Clay is a star-studded reminder that when times are tough we've just got to keep "Cheesin'." To craft the tune, Clay assembled the avengers of anti-pop, including Still Woozy, sophie meiers, Remi Wolf, Claud, Melanie Faye, and HXNS. The crew produced the track in association with Republic Records to benefit the MusiCares Covid-19 Relief Fund, which is providing financial support to members of the music industry affected by the Coronavirus.
Written over collaborative Facetime sessions, the song is representative of the unprecedented challenges facing the music industry due to social distancing. It is also a beacon of light showing that we don't have to stop creating and loving music just because we can't fill concert venues right now. Clay and the gang "wanted to help encourage and facilitate creativity as well as peace of mind for other artists, musicians and touring professionals who have been affected by the pandemic, so we are donating 100% of the net profits from every stream and download of 'Cheesin'' to the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund."
The track is a succinct, vibe-inducing conglomeration of these artists' styles that will undoubtedly have fans "Cheesin'" in their quarantine quarters. It conjures an essence of summer, with a pinch of young love in the lyrics and a dash of nostalgia coming through in the production. If a jovial collaboration of seven talented friends isn't enough to get you grinning though, maybe knowing that every time you stream the track results in a donation to the MusiCares fund will.
So if you want to support the music community in the easiest way possible, keep "Cheesin'" on repeat while you're making TikToks, baking a loaf of sourdough, or whatever else you're doing to keep busy with in these weird times.
Stream "Cheesin'" below and check out cheesin4charity.com to directly support artists and touring professionals who have been financially impacted by the Coronavirus.