Pop music could use a rock star. Long blue hair swaying, powerhouse voice booming, effusive energy emanating, and guitars resounding, 18-year-old Camryn confidently fills that role and more.
“I don’t want to ever simply fit in,” she exclaims. “I aim to be something that the world hasn’t necessarily seen before. It’s more than combining pop and rock. It’s bringing real instruments back. Music isn’t just something that I’m putting out; it’s something that’s really a part of me.”
In 2017, the pop outlier unleashed her most bombastic, biggest, and brightest single yet, “Glow.” Propelled by a boisterous beat, hummable riff, and an iridescent chant, the song has amassed over 1 million Spotify streams in under a month’s time. Produced by The Monarch [Justin Bieber, DJ Khaled] and co-written by Camryn with HARLŒ [Kelly Clarkson, JoJo, Charli XCX], it sees her shine like never before.
“It’s an anthem” reveals the artist. “Moreover, this is meant to be relatable. I’ve been in a relationship for a year-and-a-half with my best friend of five years. Love makes you dance and smile. It makes you ‘Glow.’ That’s what I wanted to share with my audience. I really want to tell a story. I feel like the journey begins here.”
Influenced by everyone from Hayley Williams to Rihanna, Camryn has architected an electrified singular style along her musical path, which began when she was quite young. The Denver-born and Los Angeles-based songstress can recall belting favorites around the house during her formative years before eventually jumpstarting her impressive YouTube following with the release of her debut 2010 single “Wait and See” at just 11 years old. In 2013, she made history when “LoveSick” made her the youngest indie act to chart a song on the Billboard Top 40 since LeAnn Rimes in 1997. Independently drumming up an international buzz, Camryn performed in front of massive crowds all across North America and Europe touring with the likes of One Direction and Cody Simpson.
2016 saw Camryn evolve on the high energy New Dynasty EP, which drew acclaim from Nylon, Billboard, Idolator, Fuse, and Popdust among many others. It even caught the attention of Fifth Harmony who invited Camryn to open for them on their overseas tour. When she returned home, she was ready to take another creative leap.
“There’s a pretty significant difference between my previous music and what I’m doing now,” she goes on. “This is more mature, defined, and specific. It’s who I am. I started very young. Fans didn’t just get to see my growth as a person, but as a singer. I’m constantly trying to perfect my craft. I know a lot more now than ever before. The edgy feel is still there, but the music is happier and more uplifting. It makes you move. That’s important to me.”
Camryn’s stunning voice powers everything she does. Honed by nearly a decade of studying and devotion to her craft, she can seamlessly swing from soulful crooning into arena-filling crescendos with show-stopping prowess.
“Without my voice, I wouldn’t be happy,” she admits. “This is my whole world. The love comes through in everything I do.”
In the end, Camryn’s message resonates as loudly as those vocals do.
“I hope to share something positive,” she concludes. “If I can brighten even one person’s day, that would be pretty special.”