Rico Rolando’s third single, Camera Shy, is the lead track from his album ‘Taurus Truth’. The record takes some of the darker elements of his sophomore record, ‘Risk It All’, and blends it with the softer undertones of his debut single, ‘Heartbreak’.
So far we’ve seen a variety of styles from Rico, making him an exciting new artist to listen to as you never quite know what’s coming next. Camera Shy does not disappoint. Within the first 12 seconds, the hook is brought in, a melodic symphony that draws inspiration from both the Weeknd and Chris Brown. The combination of both Rico’s deeply rooted, Caribbean heritage, and his unapologetic nod to American popular culture makes ‘Camera Shy’ the perfect partying/driving record. The production is smart with producer, Vassco, who’s just released a project with rapper, Nessly, yet again shows his multifaceted approach to production. 80’s synths and massive 808’s create a sonic space that one dare not listen to.
Camera Shy is one of 13 records on Rico’s debut album, Taurus Truth. The project shows that, yet again, this kid has range, not just in pitch but in his ability to cross genres. The whole project goes everywhere from soulful RnB to soca. It’s kind of great. You should take a listen.
Speaking to the motivation behind Camera Shy, Rico Rolando shares:
“Camera shy is about a girl I was with that had a boyfriend. I didn’t know, of course, but I worked it out after she kept refusing to take pictures. I was so confused! I thought it was something I had done. She later left him for me which, given how that turned out, should have given me foresight into why it might not have been the best relationship to involve myself with….enter: the plot behind my song Heartbreak. I had a lot of fun with Camera Shy though, such a ridiculous situation.”