Singer/songwriter Colyn Cameron of Wake Owl has been immersed in the world of music for the past ten years. Now a Vancouver native, Colyn was originally born and raised in Southern California before relocating. “In the beginning I was mostly into rhyme stuff/hip hop,” Colyn notes, “I wrote rap basically. I used to go around the school ground rapping my verses to whoever would listen. Then about seven years ago I picked up a guitar and taught myself basic stuff and immediately began writing songs.”
After graduation Colyn trained in organic agriculture at Emerson College in England and worked on different farms throughout the UK, Germany, Chile and Canada. Colyn found his travels to be a catalyst for writing songs. “My writing process is always changing. I usually find the most inspiration after these long periods of not having too much of my own space, touring or traveling. A lot just tends to pour out rather quickly,” Colyn reflects.
It was upon his return to Vancouver that Colyn decided it was time to start recording what he had written on his journey, and thus began the recording process of the Wild Country EP. “With this EP I was really focused on just creating recordings I could be proud of and felt connected to as a group of songs. I wanted to capture and represent in all its instrumentation and arrangement what those songs mean to me,” says Colyn. The result is a six song EP that harvests raw, honest, emotion through Colyn’s words and melodies.
“Gold” the first single from The Wild Country EP was released Tuesday, November 6th, 2012 and the full EP will be released via Rezolute Music on January 29th, 2013.