Cam Releases New Song “Classic” & Drops Album Details
Southern California native Cam is best known for her dreamy, thought-provoking songs that infuse country, pop, folk, and rock all into one sound. Untamed, her debut record came out five years ago, and on Friday, July 17th, Cam finally announced her follow-up, The Otherside, due October 30th. Ahead of its release, four songs are now available to fans, including the new summer jam “Classic”.
“Classic” was written by Cam and GRAMMY-winning writer and producer Jack Antonoff. Some of Antonoff’s most recent projects include The Chicks’ Gaslighter and Taylor Swift’s Lover, and you can hear his influence throughout the song. The track opens with a fun, 12-string guitar strumming pattern set to a driving percussion that sounds ‘70s and retro, and yet at the same time, modern in the way Antonoff’s producing credits feel.
The song is essentially about a love that is timeless and outlasts current trends and superficiality. Cam describes the love as “a big yellow taxi/Like your best friend’s mixtape/A big limo and a prom date”; all things that don’t belong to one specific decade. They’re simply classic. It’s clever, fun, and poppy, and a reminder that the simple things in life are some of the shiniest and best.
“Jack and I caught something in the air that day and ran with it,” Cam explained in a press release. “The track is so much fun. Jangling guitars, claps, it feels like when a group of familiar people get back together over the holidays, clanking around after dinner with too much wine, and amidst the chatter and laughter and closeness they are really telling each other, deep down, just how much they love each other.”
What Cam always does best is combine her pop instincts, these melodies that stick around in your head forever, with heartfelt and interesting country storytelling to go along with it. She’s distinct in her vocal delivery, and especially on a song like “Classic”, she shows fans how her music isn’t perfectly fit for the country radio mold, but at the same time could still easily be played on the air and be cranked up. Just like the song says, she’s classic.
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“Classic” is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.
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