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MUSICIANS IN ISOLATION: HANNAH CAMERON

Melbourne-based singer, songwriter and habitual collaborator Hannah Cameron has released a stunning new indie noir single titled ‘Backsliding’. A casual drum beat begins the song, courtesy of Leigh Fisher as Luke Hodgson joins in with a laconic bass line. Soon after Hannah Cameron’s haunting voice eases into the mix. There’s an impromptu vibe about the song, like they’re feeling it as they go rather than reading from a chart or repeating something they’ve rehearsed numerous times before. Mike Panton and Hannah add guitar on top of the heartbeat groove as it builds. Finally James Gilligan colours the track with a gorgeous Beatlesque string arrangement and the listener is momentarily carried away, accompanied only by thoughts, to a place significantly more pleasant than the reality of what is currently going on around us all at the moment.

As Hannah tells us in our Skype interview, Backsliding came out of a week-long writing session last year in which she created a song per day. Backsliding just happened to come from day one. To date Hannah has released two albums and an EP and is hopeful, despite the world’s woes that she can deliver album number three in 2021.

Hannah Cameron is a seasoned live performer who has blessed many stages of the Australian touring circuit and beyond, garnering fans the world over with her arresting vocals and insightful lyricism that must be seen to be truly appreciated. Hannah has opened for the likes of Leah Senior, Ryan Downey, Luluc, Broads and The Northern Folk, and recently completed an extensive tour of North America and Europe with local outfit The Paper Kites. In addition to her solo project, Cameron also performs with several Melbourne based bands and musicians including On Diamond, Clio, Grand Salvo, Brain Romance, Brian Campeau and Husky Gawenda.

Buy Hannah’s music here: https://hannahcameron.bandcamp.com/

Find out more about Hannah at her website: http://www.hannahcameron.net/

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