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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. Combining traditional folk stylings with contemporary experimental alternative/pop textures, Camie's original music bridges acoustic and electronic sonics, centring poetry and storytelling as its emotive vessels. Already a Folk Music Ontario and Hamilton Music Award winning songstress, Camie erupted onto the Canadian Folk Music scene with the release of her 2021 alternative folk concept EP, troubadour, which was most recently nominated for the New/Emerging Artist award at the 2023 Canadian Folk Music Awards. Camie is also the recipient of the 2022 Colleen Peterson Songwriting Award, issued by Folk Music Ontario and the Ontario Arts Council.
troubadour is a unique and soul-stirring addition to the contemporary Canadian folk canon. Imbued with soaring synth and string textures, it paints a portrait 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.
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, at camilleintson.com, or via firstname.lastname@example.org.
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"Pretty much this generation’s Joni Mitchell, Toronto-based queer artist Camie’s gift for soulful storytelling while building epically lush compositions is enough to give the most dubious of listeners a case of musical frisson." - Next Magazine
"Camie’s music is best described as ambient folk, shimmering confessionals sung to a background of gentle guitar, strings and synthesizers. But it’s the lyric imagery that makes these songs special.
- The Hamilton Spectator
"Camie is able to weave in and out of genres with ease while maintaining a sense of cohesion. From the gritty, powerful sounds of “parasite”to the sweet vocal lines on “the rover,” these six tracks really pack an emotional punch." - Indie88
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