Camille Delean unveiled the new video for Timberline Rover, taken from her debut album Music on the Grey Mile out August 18th. Music on the Grey Mile comprises of ten songs recorded in England and Canada, in collaboration with London’s Ben Walker (Josienne Clarke) and Montreal’s Michael Feuerstack (Snailhouse, Bell Orchestre, the Luyas). Camille is set to tour this summer with additional dates just added.
The video sees Camille collaborate with Project Contrabête. Speaking on the making of Timberline Rover, Camille says, “ “Music is inextricably tied to physical movement for me, and I wanted a simple setting with nothing to distract from that relationship. Here it moves in the dancers, the projection, the camerawork…forward in a kind of helpless way. The song has a landscape story overlaying a human one, translated visually with the projection footage.”
Director Kaitlyn Ramsden describes the process, “It is multi-layered, and textured through different mediums: dance, projection and performance. We had references ranging from old music videos with badass overlays and cross fades to a dance duet in Beijing…elements that have all made it into the video in one way or another to weave an evocative performance.
Growing up in small-town Ontario, Camille’s childhood hours were devoted almost entirely to dance, though music permeated everything. From age seventeen she moved through numerous places – Nashville, Paris, and finally London, where music projects began to take shape.
She met Ben Walker in a London pub, where she was performing her songs for the first time, a-cappella. They would spend the next two years playing together. Gradually they began work on a record. Another relocation, this time to Montreal, led Camille to Michael Feuerstack. Feuerstack co-produced the remaining sessions, playing numerous instruments himself and enlisting pianist Mathieu Charbonneau (Timber Timbre, Avec Pas d’Casque) and violinist Joshua Zubot to contribute. Music on the Grey Mile is out August 18th.