Robin Skinner, known on stage as Cavetown, is an award-winning artist and producer with nearly 8 million listeners on Spotify. He’s a star on the rise having collaborated with artists such as Tessa Violet, mxmtoon, and chloe moriondo. Now Cavetown has released his third featured single from his forthcoming album worm food. The new single ‘frog’ and it’s accompanying video are available now on all major streaming platforms.
We are breaking down why ‘frog’ is our new favorite music video!
1. The dreamy cottage-core vibes
The visuals in this video are gorgeous and make us want to live out our cottage-core fairy dreams. The instruments pictured in the video are made of trees, mushrooms, and grass, and the ground is covered in colorful leaves. The atmosphere paired with the music creates a relaxing, comfortable experience for viewers. It completely encapsulates the signature bedroom-pop vibe that Cavetown is known for.
2. There are frogs—a lot of them.
Going into the video with a song titled ‘frog,’ you can only assume to see an actual frog. But we were happily surprised by the number of frogs that appeared throughout the music video. The description of the video even credits them for their appearance.
(Shoutout Frogs: Jabba, Horny, Zig Zag, Mr. White, Belle, & Lips)
Speaking of a different kind of frog…
Robin Skinner also created a combination of different synth mixes to create what he calls the frog synth. When creating this mix, he considered the playability during a concert, “I thought about how the synth sounds would translate live and how people could hop around during the frog solo.”
3. The deep-rooted message is adorable!
‘frog’ is about his girlfriend!
Cavetown was too nervous to ask his now-girlfriend out, so he sent her a frog meme and they’ve been together ever since. “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 explains. The meme in question was two frogs with the caption “GF stands for girl-frog and BF stands for boy-frog”
The rest is history.
4. It marks the launch of the This Is Home Project
The release of his single and video for ‘frog’ comes alongside the formation of the This Is Home Project. The foundation aims to donate a minimum of $1 million over the next 3 years to various organizations that focus on supporting LGBTQ+ youth. To begin, Robin Skinner has chosen 5 organizations, each prioritizing resources to help LGBTQ+ youth. We love seeing artists giving back and supporting the community!
“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.”
Cavetown on creating This Is Home Project
5. Cavetown directed the video!
Not only was the song written and produced by Robin Skinner in his home studio, but he also directed the ‘frog’ music video. Knowing that an artist has complete creative control over their projects always makes us feel good, as fans. It’s nice to know that he was able to create and execute this concept exactly as he wanted.
Make sure you pre-save Cavetown’s album worm food, streaming from November 4th! Tweet us @TheHoneyPOP or drop a comment below to let us know your favorite part of the ‘frog’ music video! We’re also on Facebook and Instagram if you want to leap frog over there!