Toronto-based singer/songwriter and multi-award-winning storyteller Camie has long enchanted audiences with her delicate queer-feminist croonings, rich vocal tones, and lush poetic imagination. After years of playing intimate gigs across southwestern Ontario and parts of the United Kingdom, the now-24-year-old songstress is plunging into unfiltered, unshackled creative expression with the release of her cinematic ambient folk concept EP, troubadour.
troubadour is a thrilling and soul-stirring addition to the contemporary Canadian folk canon. Imbued with soaring synth and string textures, it paints a portrait of a young woman in control, moving through vast physical and emotional landscapes with razor sharp intuition. Forging her own passage through
the motions of love and loss, connection and disconnection, memory and presence, troubadour
shows the artist at her most raw and vulnerable. The record is a brave expression of queer
womanhood, of running away and getting lost in the world, of falling in and out of love with
shifting people and places, and of returning home at the end of a long journey.
Camie’s confessional prose and poignant lyricism draws inspiration from great Canadiana
songbirds, including Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen, and more contemporary influences
such as Fiona Apple, Phoebe Bridgers, Brandi Carlile, and Laura Marling. troubadour
was written and produced in complete isolation during the 2nd and 3rd wave of the
COVID-19 pandemic alongside Toronto-based producer and instrumentalist, Mike
Tompa (TOMPA, Silverstein, First Ghost, Deadwinter, Pine Pitch; projects with
Universal/Island Records, Epic/Sony Records, and Century Media).
Camie is the alternative folk project of award-winning Tkaronto-based
multidisciplinary performance artist, Camille Intson. Her writing, performance
work, conceptual art, and music has received international attention and
critical acclaim. She can be found everywhere online at @thecamiliad,
or at camilleintson.com.