Lemon Boy by Cavetown came at us with a sledgehammer. Well, an acoustic sledgehammer. A hammer that rung our eyes wide open, and made our heads bob, up and down with satisfaction, all the way to Sunday.
Robin Skinner is Cavetown, and he’d been a YouTube star officially from 2013. His bits were about music and things that happen in his life.
But the central role of the YT channel was music – covers, acoustic, ukulele, etc. Seems to be one of his loves, his passions, and all around acoustic sanctuary.
He’d accumulated more than 220,000 subscribers and slew of social media fans and followers through his minutes of stories on his channel.
He’s a YT star.
And live happily ever after, right?
Well, that’s not the end of the story. Robin had higher ambitions. And that ambition was to be make original music for a long time.
And then he was off.
Perkle, perkle, perkle. Bubble, bubble, bubble. Need to expand my horizons.
Come January of 2018, he’d published his first LP ‘Lemon Boy’. With friends and fellow musicians, he’d collected his heart and emotions from the past and funneled it to a streamline acoustic cavalcade.
‘Lemon Boy’, the single off of the LP of the same name, sets the tone and sensibilities of the album. Most importantly, it sets the tone for what Robin has engineered for his music, and his philosophy on the kind of music he loves to share.
The song is a delectable collection of thoughts, to himself and to his future self – the anguishing of details and building up of familiarities, in the hopes of lighting up the incandescent beams to future promises.
Robin states that ‘he doesn’t know what genre’ he’d belong to and that he doesn’t really know what he’s talking about in his songs.
But we think that’s just being humble. After all, for the first time, his music is being expressed and offered to be examined by strangers of the world.
What a rush.
The album is a fabulous start to a long and successful career- we thinks.
Robin’s talent is obvious, his attitude is positive and approachable, and his song outputs have the tractions which deserves the listen from his future fans, alike.
There’s no going back now.
And to that, we say, kudos, Robin. Kudos.
‘Lemon Boy’ is available for listen on Bandcamp now.