Cavetown, also known as Robin Skinner, has released “frog”, the third single from his upcoming album, worm food out November 4th. The single, along with a music video directed by Skinner, can be seen now below. worm food is available to pre-save HERE.
“frog” and the corresponding music video continue to embody the dreamy bedroom-pop aesthetic that Cavetown is known for. The video, directed by Skinner, depicts the lead singer and his woodland instrument-playing band surrounded by a mossy forest as well as, of course, frogs.
On “frog,” Cavetown shares, “‘frog’ is about my girlfriend! We were both too shy to ask each other to be boyfriend and girlfriend, so one day I showed her a frog meme that said ‘GF stands for girl-frog and BF stands for boy-frog’ and I said ‘that’s us!’ She makes me feel better when I’m too inside my head and helps me remember to be present with the ones I care about.”
He continues, “The frog synth is a combo of logic synths that I mixed together and was really fun to create. Similar to “1994”, I thought about how the synth sounds would translate live and how people could hop around during the frog solo. I used to play a melodica at shows, which would have had a similar effect as the frog synth, but then we’d have to retune the entire set, so the melodica was retired for now.”
In alignment with the release of “frog,” Skinner has announced the formation of the This Is Home Project. The foundation’s aim is to donate to various organizations to empower and support LGBTQ+ youth. This Is Home Project and Cavetown have selected five organizations to kick off the donations, including Black LGBTQIA+ Migrant Project (BLMP), True Colors United, Trans Lifeline, Black Trans Femmes in the Arts, and Stonewall. Over the next three years, This Is Home Project will donate a minimum of $1 million.
Skinner shares, “I’m so excited to finally share this with u!!! For the past year, I’ve been working on something special called the This Is Home Project. I wanted to create a way to better support young LGBTQ+ people who are in need of financial help and resources, both on an individual and community-wide scale. I’m also aiming to bring more funding to foundations whose sole focus is providing access to LGBTQ+ youth for physical and mental healthcare, safe housing, and a whole bunch more. u can learn lots more at tihp.cave.town!!!”
Cavetown is currently on a headline tour in Europe and the UK and has sold out his largest headline show to date in London at the Eventim Apollo, with over 5,000 fans attending.
2022 TOUR DATES
October 19 – Fryshuset Arenan – Stockholm, Sweden
October 21 – Astra Kulturhaus – Berlin, Germany – SOLD OUT
October 23 – Palladium Club – Warsaw, Poland – SOLD OUT
October 24 – Velky Sal Lucerna – Prague, Czech Republic
October 25 – Simm City – Vienna, Austria – SOLD OUT
October 27 – Alcatraz B – Milan, Italy – SOLD OUT
October 29 – Exil – Zurich, Switzerland – SOLD OUT
October 30 – KUZ – Mainz, Germany – SOLD OUT
November 1 – Mojo Club – Hamburg, Germany – SOLD OUT
November 3 – Doornroosje – Nijmegen, the Netherlands – SOLD OUT
November 4 – Melkweg – Amsterdam, the Netherlands – SOLD OUT
November 5 – Eventim Apollo – London, United Kingdom – SOLD OUT
November 7 – Olympia Theatre – Dublin, Ireland – SOLD OUT
November 8 – Ulster Hall – Belfast, United Kingdom – SOLD OUT
2023 TOUR DATES
February 14 – Brighton Dome – Brighton, England
February 15 – O2 Academy Leeds – Leeds, United Kingdom
February 16 – O2 Academy Birmingham – Birmingham, United Kingdom
February 18 – O2 Apollo Manchester – Manchester, United Kingdom
February 19 – Barrowland Ballroom – Glasgow, Scotland – SOLD OUT
February 20 – Barrowland Ballroom – Glasgow, Scotland
February 22 – The Corn Exchange – Cambridge, England
March 3 – Blackberry Auditoriume – Mexico City, Mexico