Melbourne-based singer songwriter Hannah Cameron is a musical poet, a master at juxtaposing words with lyrical manifestation. Coupled with her eclectic vocal range, she weaves her harmonies on ingesting human transgressions and relationship machinations, while spewing tragedies fused withemotional complexities, from grieving and hopelessness to acquiescence and the occasional acceptance.
Her latest single Backsliding, released April 3, transcends into new heights.
Unsurprisingly, her velvety vocals remain undramatic and stoic, yet I sense a smirk, dipped in satisfaction on some of the fiery lyrics, as Cameron grows in anticipation with the sonic rhythm, one that breathes chills onto the suspect. The tempo is slightly higher than her usual repertoire to align with thethematically empowered track – which is ever so forthcoming,and a fitting sequel to her 2018 LP, “I Lay Here Where You Lie”. Keep an eye on this one – I’ll be bringing you an exclusive interview with Hannah Cameron soon!
Hannah Cameron is a weaver of emotionally wrought, poetic folk music that navigates the spaces between relationships, trust, acceptance and forgiveness. A master in the art of subtlety, Hannah’s nuanced songwriting has amounted to two full-length albums and a B-side EP in five years – her unique folk-pop sound deepening with each release. Following her beloved 2018 LP I Lay Where You Lie, the accomplished singer songwriter is thrilled to now share her first release of the year, with new single ‘Backsliding’.
Out now, ‘Backsliding’ is a treasure trove of indie noir that could just as easily soundtrack your favourite spaghetti western film as it could your next sun-drenched road trip or lazy Sunday afternoon. Strewn out over four blissful minutes of driving baritone guitar, ethereal harmonies, cinematic strings and subdued percussion, the song carries Cameron’s great poetic wisdom to mystic new heights yet to be explored. Produced by Matt Redlich (Husky, Holy Holy, Ball Park Music) and Mastered by Lachlan Carrick, ‘Backsliding’ is yet another effortless display of Cameron’s distinct knack for weaving honest stories aimed to question, console or confront our own humanity.
“In July last year, I wrote a song every day for a week. Backsliding was the first song to come out of that writing period and it’s about finding yourself in the same situation or the same relationship over and over again and realising that it’s a choice you’re making. It’s about taking responsibility and making yourself accountable for your decisions and your actions.” – Hannah Cameron
Hannah Cameron is a seasoned live performer who has blessed many stages of the Australian touring circuit and beyond, garnering fans the world over with her arresting vocals and insightful lyricism that must be seen to be truly appreciated. Hannah has opened for the likes of Leah Senior, Ryan Downey, Luluc, Broads and The Northern Folk, and recently completed an extensive tour of North America and Europe with local outfit The Paper Kites. In addition to her solo project, Cameron also performs with several Melbourne based bands and musicians including On Diamond, Clio, Grand Salvo, Brain Romance, Brian Campeau and Husky Gawenda.
Whether equipped with her full live band or simply with a guitar and her thoughts, Hannah Cameron’s music is a delightful journey that carries audiences through pin-drop moments of dignified storytelling and intricate instrumentation.
Music and lyrics by Hannah Cameron
Produced/mixed by Matt Redlich
Mastered by Lachlan Carrick
Instrumentalists: Leigh Fisher (drums), Luke Hodgson (bass), Mike Panton (guitar), Hannah Cameron (baritone guitar), James Gilligan (violin)