Cam Wilson – ‘The Time’ EP

A serenely enchanting sound takes hold across The Time EP from Cam Wilson, a folk artist based in Auckland, New Zealand. Citing influences like Bon Iver and Ben Howard, Wilson infuses smooth vocals and artful lyrics with trickling finger-picked guitars and an overall atmospheric charm. “This EP is about how you reflect on yourself as you grow older,” Wilson explains. “It is about the anxiety of your own expectations, nostalgia and reflection, and the gradual transition from youth.”

“I’ve been waiting,” his vocals pour out on the gripping opening track “Time.” Lyrical sentiments of waning time, and losing a sense of self as a result, resonate from the contemplative initial flow and soaring gorgeousness of the “my time’s been escaping,” ruminations. A more haunting pull shows on “Forever Dream,” questioning with introspection a dream-like state: “where do you go when you close your eyes?” The serene vocals and quaint guitars make for a hypnotic engrossment throughout.

“Best of It” provides a warming conclusion to the EP. Flickering guitars align with guitars referring to a sense of being weighed down, with the “when I wake up,” sequence sending chills with the lush textural shimmer. Cam Wilson shows a range of stirring folk-centric songwriting on the memorable The Time EP.

“Time” and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Emerging Singles’ Spotify playlist.

We discovered this release via MusoSoup, as part of the artist’s promotional campaign.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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