Cameron Cade – “changing (at your hands)”


Denver-based artist Cameron Cade presents an emotively gripping sound with the new single “changing (at your hands).” A chilly piano-forward folk sound complements lyrical perspectives on solitude and an ensuing sense of hopelessness — though arising into a brighter, optimistic form within the chorus’ acoustic guitar and rhythmic additions. “I hope I never stay the same,” resonating vocals let out alongside strings at the track’s conclusion, firmly capturing a celebration of personal growth.

Gentle piano pulses adorn a stirring vocal presence, lamenting “I’m a ghost with heavy footsteps,” and furthermore “I’m a plant without water,” — clearly demonstrating a sense of heartrending vulnerability and yearning for connection. Multiple vocal layers prove haunting, as the “you make me feel,” dreamy vocal ascension sends chills into a percussive pit-pattering. The various metaphorical references — whether a dog without a home, or a guiding moon — are artfully conveyed, captivating alongside a somber folk styling propelled by delicate vocal engrossment and a lushly absorbing folk soundscape.

The track is also featured in the genre-based, best-of Spotify compilation Emerging Indie Folk.

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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