Some of you may be familiar with Camryn’s name or maybe one or two of her songs. After touring with the likes of One Direction and Cody Simpson, Camryn got down to making some fresh new music and is finally ready to share it with the world. We caught up with her a few days ahead of her new single to have a chat.
Hey Camryn! How are you?
I’m great! Super excited to get new music out!
For those who haven’t heard of you, can you describe your music in one sentence?
My music is pop rock so its very edgy and fun!
You’ve got a brand new single coming out soon, what can you tell us about it?
The single is called ‘Machines’ and it will be released on March 25th! Its a very new sound compared to my previous single, ‘Lovesick’ . It’s more edgy and rock yet still contains pop elements we all love. It is also my favorite song I’ve ever recorded and I’m really proud of not only myself but those who helped me grow and create my new sound.
Who would you say are your general music influences?
I like to listen to a wide variety of artists and music but some of my main influencers are Paramore, Fall Out Boy, Awolnation, and The Weeknd.
You’re only 16 and have already toured with the likes of One Direction and Cody Simpson! What would you say you’ve learnt from those experiences?
The Cody Simpson tour was my first tour and my first set of shows ever so I really learned how to perform on the tour. By the time I went on tour with One Direction I had done well over 200 shows and I considered myself somewhat of a tour veteran. But I was wrong. Performing for 500-1100 people and performing for 15,000-50,000 people are very different. I was absolutely terrified at first but as the tour went along I owned the adrenaline rush and used it to my advantage. I am a much better performer now because of those tours and I’m forever grateful.
Any memories or secrets you can tell us about 1D?
I remember Harry always asking and making sure that my team and I had everything we needed. As an opening act you don’t expect a full star treatment because the headliner is main priority. So the fact that Harry was always concerned about how we were meant a lot and really shows how kind he is.
Zayn since left 1D after touring with them! As a person who spent time with him and the boys on the road, did you personally see it coming?
No I didn’t! The boys were very close so I never imagined them splitting.
Okay, tough question – who did you have more fun with; 1D or Cody?
I only spent about two months with Cody and four months win 1D going across Europe. I had a ton of fun on both but I got to really travel with 1D so I pick them!
How would you say your music has changed since you were on the road as a support act when you were 13?
Since then I’ve really discovered who I am as an artist and though I will always love who I was then, it’s definitely not who I am now. My music is much more edgy and has a really big feel to it. I still kept my pop roots but as I got older so did my sound and I’m very excited to share the new me with everyone!
We are in LOVE with your fashion style! Where are your favourite places to shop?
Thank you! I love to shop at Top Shop, Nasty Gal, and H&M on occasion. I’ve also started looking in Vintage stores and have found some amazing pieces!
If you were to throw a big A-Lister party, who would be on the list of must be invited?
Everyone! The more the merrier.
Anyone that wouldn’t be allowed?
In my book all are innocent until proven guilty! Haha so no!
You have new music out this year, what can we expect to hear?
You can expect an older and edgier Camryn! Its really fun you’ll love it!
What one word would you use to describe your new material?
Anything else in 2016 that we should look out for?
Lots more new material!
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