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Cam Wilson

WE REVIEW THE NEW EP FROM FROM CAM WILSON – THE TIME

Hailing from the picturesque landscapes of New Zealand, singer-songwriter Cam Wilson emerges from the shadows with his latest EP, “The Time.” In a musical landscape filled with glitzy pop and overproduced beats, Wilson takes a refreshingly honest and raw approach, armed only with his acoustic guitar and tales from the heart.

The EP kicks off with the titular track, “Time”, a journey through the temporal intricacies of life. Wilson’s voice, reminiscent of a laid-back campfire storyteller, gently weaves through the lyrics like a kiwi bird rustling in the bush. The melody is simple yet effective, providing a serene backdrop for Wilson’s introspective musings. It’s like a musical therapy session – think Ed Sheeran meets a chilled-out James Blunt on a beach in Aotearoa.

“Forever Dreaming” transports us to a dreamy realm where Wilson’s vocals soar like a native albatross navigating the vast expanse of the acoustic ocean. The song explores the universal theme of eternal hope and dreaming, and while the lyrics might lean towards the cliché, Wilson’s genuine delivery rescues it from becoming just another coffee shop anthem.

Things take a contemplative turn with “Between the Vines/Interlude” , a musical breather. This interlude showcases Wilson’s fingerpicking skills and leaves us yearning for more instrumental moments in future releases. It’s like a musical palate cleanser between sips of a fine Kiwi Sauvignon Blanc.

“Best of It” rounds off the EP with a melancholic reflection on life’s challenges and the pursuit of happiness. Wilson’s vocals shine once again, striking a chord with listeners who appreciate authenticity over autotune. The song’s emotive intensity makes it a standout track, leaving us wanting to sit by a bonfire, contemplating existence, with Wilson strumming in the background.

While “The Time” doesn’t reinvent the acoustic-folk wheel, it does roll it down a charmingly Kiwi hill. Cam Wilson’s music may not be for those seeking flashy hooks or synthetic beats, but for those craving an earnest and unfiltered sonic experience, it’s a breath of fresh Southern Hemisphere air.

In a world drowning in polished pop, Wilson’s EP is like a humble Hobbit standing tall among the giants of the Shire. So, grab a cuppa, put on your favorite woolly sweater, and let Cam Wilson’s “The Time” EP take you on a journey through the hills and valleys of acoustic introspection. It might just be the musical escape you never knew you needed. Cheers, mate!

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