The EP builds on the minimalistic single Ur Gonna Wish You Believed Me to demonstrate new layers to his songs, with the dreamlike EP showing a new expansiveness and depth.
Man’s Best Friend capitalised on Cavetown’s already huge fanbase which had racked up nearly a billion streams and 6 million monthly listeners even before the EP’s release. The seven-track EP nods at intense yearning and romance, a muddy headspace and regret. The EP sees Cavetown shining a light on his own emotional highs and lows, in a move which has connected with his fans around the world.
As he explains, “Even though it can be scary to talk about certain things, I just have to remember those moments when people have told me that a song of mine has helped them. The idea that my music can help someone else get through a difficult time is always so uplifting to me.”
Growing up in Cambridge, Cavetown first explored his creativity as a child, writing emotional, dramatic stories about his imaginary friends. Not long after learning to play guitar, he started writing and self-recording in his bedroom, sharing his songs online before dropping his 2018 breakthrough album Lemon Boy. Cavetown then landed a deal with Sire and began selling out major venues in the US and UK as well playing leading festivals like Lollapalooza, Reading and Leeds and TRSNMT. In addition to releasing a steady stream of projects, he has also ventured into producing artists like mxmtoon, Chloe Moriondo and Tessa Violet.
When does Cavetown headline at Manchester Academy?
Cavetown headlines at Manchester Academy on 5 December 2021. The Manchester gig is one of nine UK dates he is playing:
30 November – Leeds, Stylus
2 December – Glasgow, O2 Academy
4 December – Birmingham, Institute
5 December – Manchester, Manchester Academy
7 December – Nottingham, Rock City
9 December – Brighton, Chalk
10 December – Cambridge, The Junction
11 December – London, Roundhouse
13 December – Bristol, SWX