In anticipation of his debut solo album Sad & Easy set for release on October 12th, Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter, Colyn Cameron, shares new single “Coolest” with Earmilk. A follow-up to first single “Loss For Words” and its psychedelic-influenced video, the new track sees Colyn fusing raw vocals and reverb drenched guitars while thematically exploring the nature of addiction.
“There is both beauty and great pain that come with addiction,” Colyn comments. “This song is speaking of an acceptance of both, somewhat lightheartedly. There is also a kind of arrogance that comes with the veil of substance and somebody’s complete reliance on a crutch. It’s an interesting thing to prod.”
Following an international tour and the release of Wake Owl’s last album Kaleidoscopes in 2017, Colyn returned to a rather average lifestyle, uncovering the muse that would guide his first solo release during the downtime of his 9-5. After spending the last 10 years living in different places and always feeling a little restless, Colyn found a home base in Los Angeles, one that felt alive enough to quell desire to flee, while still keeping a challenge in the foreground.
Sad & Easy is a collection of songs that arose from the experience of being firmly rooted in one place, allowing for a more patient approach to writing and recording. Self-produced and recorded direct to 1/2″ tape in his small studio apartment, the album is an outpour of Colyn’s artistic experimentation, fusing influences of the late 60’s and calling to mind the likes of David Vandervelde or Christopher Owens.