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Hannah Cameron unveils evocative new single ‘What’s It For’ and reveals album release details
BY Sarah Guppy | 06-Apr-2018
Disarming songstress Hannah Cameron has been writing songs that softly creep under your skin and tickle your mind since first breaking onto the scene in 2015. With a debut album and an EP now under her belt, the assured and insightful young alt-folk artist is going full goosebumps on us with her latest single ‘What’s It For’ out Friday 6 April.
Lifted from her forthcoming sophomore album I Lay Where You Lie, ‘What’s It For’ tackles the growing inevitability of publicising our every move, and the diminishing notion of personal privacy amidst the digital age. Calling in longtime band members and collaborators James Gilligan on bass, guitars and co-production, Leigh Fisher on drums and Kieran Hensey on sax, ‘What’s It For’ is yet another impressive taste of what’s to be expected when the album lands this June.
Hannah’s delicate vocals and soft fingerpicking have been placed over a brooding tenor sax laid down like a tablecloth that could be ripped from beneath a china setting at any moment. Commenting on love, relationships and our public and private selves, the song ebbs and flows like a slow-motion playback of a life – precarious yet powerful.
“We live in a world where there is this growing pressure to make our private lives public. It’s become a bizarre way of validating our relationships and I suppose that this song was my way of trying to articulate the absurdity of it all.” – Hannah Cameron
In her short time releasing and performing music as a solo artist, Hannah Cameron has opened for the likes of Broads, LULUC, Leah Senior and Coda Chroma, as well as sharing stages with local outfits The Hunter Express, Officer Parrot, Jacob Diamond, The Royal Parks, Colour Bomb, Love Migrate and more.
Hannah will release her second record I Lay Where You Lie on Friday 8 June. Until then you can catch Hannah Cameron playing around town at a bunch of local shows this autumn.
Saturday 28 April
The Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine
‘What’s It For’ is out Friday 6 April via iTunes / Bandcamp / Spotify.
I Lay Where You Lie is out globally Friday 8 June.