Colyn Cameron – Five Questions With

Colyn Cameron

Colyn Cameron shares his new single “Deepfakes”

After almost four years since debuting with Sad & Easy, Vancouver, BC-based artist Colyn Cameron is readying his new album Freehand for release this August 5th. The new material emerged within the paradoxical spaces of experimenting with dispersed and concentrated rhythms. Colyn used the material to explore themes of technology, adventure, self-worth & love with mild nods to worldly trepidation.

His latest single, “Deepfakes,” is about this form of AI technology but also tackles the veil of capitalism that we already exist under and how this particular corner of the near future relates to the mega-marathon of consumption and distorted nature of our current priorities.

Watch the video for “Deepfakes” below, and find out more about Colyn Cameron via our Five Questions With segment.

Care to introduce yourself to our readers?

Hi, I’m Colyn, and I’ve been writing songs and playing music for the majority of my life. I find it’s one of the only things that need no explanation, no justification, it’s just often what I feel like doing. It’s connected me to a lot of the people in my life, & it brings me back to simplicity, an organic experience that I usually don’t find as easily in the general hustle/ bustle of life.

Tell us a bit about your most recent release.

This recent single “Deepfakes” is off my upcoming album Freehand. It is one of my favorites on the album because it immediately had a strong vibe for me when writing it. The rhythm and the mood drew me in and allowed me to explore a lyrical context that is a bit darker but still playful. It relates to many of the other songs’ themes as the album in general is exploring these similar themes.

Where do you tend to pull inspiration from when writing?

I suppose it’s hard to avoid giving credit to the everyday experience one has, so that’s the starting point, the people and events around me. But I also make an effort to step back and playfully digest & work with what I see happening in the world at large. The latter is definitely harder to understand but it can be a big factor in setting the tone for my micro-experience.

Do you have any upcoming shows or festivals you’d like to tell us about?

I really wish I had something booked right now, but I do not. Hopefully more happening in the fall after the album release.

What’s your goal for 2022?

Play more shows & write/ record more music!

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