Performed by Bobby Cameron and written by Jamie Oppenheimer, “White Car” is an auditory road trip and you’re invited along for the ride!
The song is what Oppenheimer refers to as in-part autobiographical; inspired by the first car he ever drove, he says this track represents the freedom and escape of getting behind the wheel of his mother’s 1968 Buick Skylark convertible.
Ignition turned, and brakes released; in one spin of the track, you’re transported to the open highway, Wayfarers blocking out the sun, and the music washing you down the road.
“Generally, I gave Bobby the freedom to interpret the songs as he saw fit, and I think he did a great job,” Oppenheimer says. “As the album Songs From Room 421 evolved, we both knew that, as musicians and songwriters, we were going to be as proud of the work in 10 years as we are now.”
Oppenheimer reveals “I have been writing songs since the late 80s, but after five years of failed efforts to interest others in my music, I finally took the hint. I never quit writing songs, I just did it for my own enjoyment, and I concentrated on my day job. Now, 30 years later, having retired and moved to Katrine, Ontario, where my wife and I built a log home on the site of the old family cottage, I have resurrected that passion.”
Check out “White Car” below, and stay up to date with Jamie via his website.
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I’m Jenna, and I am the founder and editor of Canadian Beats. I have had a strong love for Canadian music, which started many years ago. I have a passion for promoting these talented Canadian bands and artists, and that’s how Canadian Beats came to be. I am so proud of what it has become over the last few years, with many talented music lovers and writers coming together to spread the word of Canada’s music.