This is the music you didn’t know you liked


Lea Christopher, staff writer

Robin Daniel Skinner, known by his stage-name, Cavetown, is an American singer-songwriter who accidentally creeped his  way into my Spotify playlist, through a South Park themed playlist.

You know those times where you know something, but you don’t know what it is until it’s confirmed to you? Like, you know the words “Don’t mess with me, I’m a big boy now and I’m very scary,” but you don’t know where it’s from. That was my relationship with Cavetown. And that line is from their song, “Boys will be bugs.”

 Now, my music taste and Spotify playlist is very diverse so it wasn’t surprising to hear something I didn’t remember, because “Middle of the night me” does things “morning me” doesn’t remember sometimes. But, since this was someone else’s playlist, I knew it wasn’t my fault.

Cavetown’s vibes are that of the alternative type, going with simple soft rock and acoustic tunes in his music. His music incorporates themes like living alongside mental disorders and stereotypes. I personally adored these songs for the stories they told, on disassociating and just becoming one with yourself.

“Lemon Boy” is an easy favorite, being about living with your anxieties. “Boys Will be Bugs “conquers stereotypes on teenage boys, or that’s what I get out of it. The lines “I feel stupid, ugly, pretend it doesn’t bother me” I believe is an inside look on what a lot of people feel and they don’t portray it at all. They pretend it doesn’t bother them.

“This is Home,” which was the first one I listened to, was a calm track with lyrics so deep, that I don’t really know how to interpret them. This song could be tackling many different themes, from transitioning genders, to hiding himself, to having others depend on him to “Fly us out of here”. 

Even if all you have is a solid 15 minutes, I highly, highly, recommend you check out these three songs and tell us what you think. This music is so beautiful, and even if it isn’t your regular genre, I’m sure we can all at  least appreciate its beauty.