The band CAMINO [music review]

Last week, I was scrolling through my Instagram,when I came across a video of the lead singer from the band (In Her Own Words). He was singing a song called ‘I spend too much time in my room’ and, whilst at first I thought he wrote it himself, it was actually the work of the band CAMINO. [They are called ‘The band CAMINO’ not just ‘CAMINO’ – it’s confusing!].

Whilst their music is quite different to what I usually listen to, I was instantly drawn in with their ridiculously catchy melodies and the rawness of their sound and lyrics. Some people compare them to the 1975 – perhaps this is true? I guess you can decide that for yourself. Either way, I haven’t been able to stop listening since and I can’t wait to go into summer with these tracks blasting out my speakers.

Below are links to my favourite songs of theirs – please give them a listen! I reckon they have a bit of something for everybody and they 100% deserve the recognition. I’m surprised they haven’t blown up yet.

[The first two are their latest singles, the next one is a chill acoustic stripped back song, and the final two are slightly older songs but equally good!]

Let me know what you think and if you’re a fan too!

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‘Why Am I Like This?’ by Orla Gartland [Music Review]

“Maybe I’m an old soul trapped in a young body
Maybe you don’t really want me there at your birthday party
I’ll be there in the corner, thinking right over
Every single word of the conversation we just had

So why am I like this?”

As I’ve mentioned before in my post here, I am a huge fan of the singer Orla Gartland. I’ve been into her music for at least 5 years now, but I’ve never loved her music as much as I do right now. Similar to her song ‘Overthinking’, ‘Why Am I Like This?’ also tackles the subject of anxiety and I think that’s part of the reason why I feel so connected to it; the lyrics really speak to me.

Whilst it’s nice to have upbeat songs, I really admire artists who write, produce and perform music in such a raw state – with just them and an instrument. All the power and emotion remains in the voice and it’s often when you can tell how much music really means to someone – you can hear it in their tone and see it in their expression. Orla is someone who has such a great vibe when singing live – I haven’t actually seen her in concert (one day I will!) but her YouTube videos alone prove that she doesn’t need a mass of production and auto tune to be a great singer. She has an honest and humble talent that’s rare to see and that’s why I will forever give her shout outs on this blog because I really think she deserves it.

You can listen to either the stripped back acoustic version below, the produced version underneath it, or the original YouTube video underneath that!