INTERVIEW: Camden Cox

Singer, songwriter and artist Camden Cox is fresh off tour with The House & Garage Orchestra, playing to sold out crowds across the country, including KOKO, London, the O2 Institute Birmingham and Gorilla Manchester as well as her very own support slot to a sold out O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire.

She’s accumulated a string of successful features from the likes of Embody ‘Dreamin’ (Black Butter Records/ Sony Music) which has picked up over 12 million streams on Spotify and Basada’s ‘Good Vibes’ (via French label Play Two in 2018) which charted #1 across Belgium, Spain and France, and has now streamed over 12 million times. Camden’s most recent collab with Just Kiddin – ‘Stay The Night’ (3Beat) has got off to a promising start, with almost 400,000 streams in just a few weeks along with support on Kiss FM and 1Xtra.

For her latest single she’s teamed up with hotshot production duo Leftwing:Kody on ‘Without You’, an anthem in the making and the follow up with last year’s I Feel It on Toolroom which went on to be one of the biggest records of the summer.

Hi Camden, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

Thanks! I’ve been amazing thank you, just got back from a quick trip to LA for some Grammy parties and a couple of sessions, life is good!

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Without You”?

I have been working with LWK for a bit now, and I had this topline floating around… I’d written it in my bedroom with fellow writers Emily Phillips and Tylr Rydr. I had a feeling the boys would like it so I sent over the accapella and they came back with a proper banger! Was a quick turnaround, I’m so glad Toolroom believed in it.

Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?

Not really on a personal level, but I was inspired by a friends situation, where he just couldn’t move on and be with someone else and would do anything to get her back!

Any plans to release a video for the single?

There’s a visual floating around which may or may not be extended into a proper video 😉  we will have to wait and see.

How was the recording and writing process?

Super easy and natural! The topline was written and the vibe was just so good, we were bouncing around in my bedroom drinking cava! Because we loved it so much we knew it had to be sent to someone who would nail the beat and create the perfect combo. We were super happy when we heard what Leftwing:Kody did with it, even better than expected!

What was it like to work with Leftwing Kody and how did that relationship develop?

We had done a few sessions after we were set up by our management, and just worked so well together. I’ve actually written some of their other potential upcoming releases too, so it’s an ongoing relationship. They are amazing, such nice guys and really talented. I was a fan even before!

Do you tend to take a different approach when you are collaborating with someone else?

Yeah I have to really, as when I’m writing for myself I’m not afraid to take the front seat and fully guide the session. When I’m collaborating it’s about really listening to what they want whilst still sticking to my own style, especially if I’m staying on the song. It can sometimes be a challenge but when it works and you find the right collab partner it’s awesome.

With the major recognition you got last year – do you feel increased pressure with your new material?

Not at all, if anything it’s just inspired me and my project! I have so much cool stuff in the making so it’s given me a bit of a platform to get my own music out there! I’m feeling proper motivated, especially since I released ‘Healing’ a few weeks ago and it’s doing pretty well, I can’t wait to show more.

What other music do you have coming up over the coming months?

Another exciting collab, plus my next single!! 2020 is looking good!

Any plans to hit the road?

Not immediately, but it’s definitely a dream of mine so watch this space…

What else is happening next in Camden Cox’s world?

You’ll be hearing a lot more of my songwriting! I have co-writes coming out that I’ve done for other artists so I’m really buzzing about that because songwriting is a huge part of what I do, and I’m proud of everything that I’m a part of.

Leftwing : Kody & Camden Cox – Without You is out now – listen & buy: https://Toolroom.lnk.to/WithoutYou

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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