Aug 17, 2012

Camille Harp - I'm on Fire

My wife first turned me on to Camille Harp's music a little over a year ago. She is an Oklahoma native who has music in her blood, quite literally. Both of her parents are musicians so Camille naturally took to music as a kid. Her music ranges from folk to slightly Americana with a little bit of country, depending on the song and her mood... The thing that really impresses me about her music are her lyrics.  They are very real. She is not shy about pouring out her emotions through song. Any one who has ever been in a relationship, that makes you question yourself, your beliefs, and what love truly is, will relate to many of her songs.

On her latest album 'Little Bit of Light' one of the gems that truly shines through is a cover, not an original. Though the original songs on the album are all beautifully written and incredible songs, Camille's retelling of Springsteen's "I'm On Fire" is consuming. I stand firm in my opinion that it rivals the intensity and emotion felt in the original. I honestly sat and watched the video several times when I came across it. The pain, suffering and longing told through the lyrics of the song are all too real in her voice. You can feel that every thing she is singing is truth. You  know that this is more than a song, or words, it's almost a confession.

I leave you with the video. See for yourself. I implore you to discover her other work. Music this real, and honest is rare. Even more rare is the talent and ability to turn the words into true art.

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