Canadian singer and songwriter Camille Delean is releasing her debut album, entitled Music on the Grey Mile, set for release August 18th. The album is comprised of ten songs that were recorded in England and Canada.
“The grey mile lies between places. Murky terrain. You gather your thoughts and assess where you’ve been, where you’re going – peaceful, or unsettling, depending on the day.” Camille expressed. “The grey mile is transition, the landscape of life in between.”
Growing up in small-town Ontario speaking French, Delean’s childhood hours were devoted almost entirely to dance, though music permeated everything. Was dance a symptom, or the instigator of a constant need for movement; to see the world from different angles, to not stagnate or anchor? From age seventeen she moved through numerous places – Nashville, Paris, and finally London, where music projects began to take shape.
Music on the Grey Mile features musicians from both sides of the Atlantic who have never met, but a clear and unwavering vision lends it cohesion. By turns intimate and distant, the record is deliberately subtle; firmly rooted in traditional song but unafraid to veer off the trodden path. Delean’s vocals hover, softly but surely, above it all.
June 17 Folk Festival On the Canal, Montreal, QC
Aug 17 Burdock, Toronto, ON
Aug 18 Bruce Wine Bar, Thornbury, ON
Aug 27 Halifax Urban Folk Festival, Halifax, NS