Review of Album ‘Word Food’ by Cavetown

Review of Album Word Food by Cavetown

Kylee Bumpus (10th), Reporter

Robin Skinner, better known by the name Cavetown is an English bedroom-pop artist who started making covers in 2013 and went on to produce his own music. As of now he has 7 singles/eps and 9 albums, Worm Food making it 10. His newest album, Worm Food, has 13 tracks, and today I’m going to give my opinion on all of them. 

The first track on the album is “worm food”, a melancholy song in which Robin talks about feeling like you don’t belong anywhere. This song experiments with new sounds and is very different from other songs he has produced. At first I wasn’t a fan of this song, but the more times I listened to it, the more I started to like it. “kill u”, is more similar to his songs from his older albums, such as 16/04/16. Both the instrumentals and the vocals on this song were good, and I believe it was one of the best songs in the album, especially because of the similar feel to 16/04/16, one of my favorite albums by Robin.

The third track, “frog”, an early release, and a sweet song about being in love, references the fairytale troupe of a prince being turned into a frog and being kissed by the princess in order to turn back. The “froggy synth solo” as described by Robin, is definitely one of my favorite parts, as it adds a sort of bouncy feel to the song. After listening to all of the tracks over and over, I’ve found that ‘frog’ was my favorite. The next song, “a kind thing to do”, features Vic Fuentes of Pierce the Veil, a rock band Robin grew up listening to. It was a good song but not one that particularly stood out to me. “1994” , another early release, is one of my favorite songs in the album. It stands out from the other songs in the album with its stronger instrumentals and is overall a good song. 

“better”, another melancholy song, consists of two verses with no chorus, with long instrumentals that carry to the end the song. This song is about pretending to be okay to make the people in your life feel better. I like lots of instrumentals, so I enjoyed this song. ‘wasabi’, is a soft, slow-paced song that leaves me with a feeling of calmness and nostalgia, and is probably in my top 5 favorite songs from Worm Food. “fall in love with a girl”, another early release featuring fellow bedroom-pop artist Beabadoobee, is a part of Robin’s ‘This is Home Project,’ whose goal is to raise money for young LGBTQ+ people in need of financial help and resources. I think what Robin is doing is great and I love this song. “grey space”, which features Chloe Moriondo, is a song I like the instrumentals for, but otherwise I have nothing to say about this song. 

The 10th track in the album, “heart attack”, is another sad song by Robin, he says “I picture a cat who looks like Juno on the fence / It gives me a heart attack, I can’t lose another friend.” This line is one a lot of people can relate to, as losing a friend can be very hard. I like this song but it’s definitely not my favorite in the album. “i swear to god”, is not a song I have much to say about, it’s personally one of my least favorite songs in the album. “juno”, is a song about Robin’s cat Juno, and how she’s keeping him going each day. I like this song, because I myself have a cat, and when I have a bad day, she helps make my day a little better. ”laundry day”, the 13th and final track in the album, has very nice instrumentals, and I think it wraps up this album nicely. 

That’s my opinion on all the tracks in Worm Food. I think Robin did an absolutely wonderful job on this album, and I can’t wait to see what he puts out next. He is a very talented artist and deserves so much more recognition. If you enjoyed reading my review, go ahead and check out a few of his other songs, I promise you won’t regret it!