CAMILA KNIGHT

“Merging electronic soundscapes with powerhouse vocals and compelling lyricism, she makes it incredibly easy to connect with her messages and get lost in the celestial production.” BuzzMusic

“‘Satellites’ is a brilliant effort that seamlessly blends indie pop, dance-pop and synth-pop with a powerful message behind it.” EARMILK, 2023

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Eclectic singer-songwriter Camila Knight combines atmospheric electronic textures with emotive vocals and empowering lyrics.

Defiant melodic pop with cinematic soundscapes and soulful beats. Inspired by a wide range of artists including Joni Mitchell, Ella Fitzgerald, Björk, AURORA, Lorde, Ashe she creates a musical universe of her own. A magical, ethereal world confronted with honest, daring lyrics. Her singing style resembles the esthetics of artists such as Kate Bush, Sigrid, Birdy, Maggie Rogers.

Passionate about empowering others she aims to create a space for those who feel lonely, misunderstood, unsettled, and make them feel at home. She has created a substantial supportive community on Twitch, Instagram, YouTube.

Her debut EP “Uplifted” released in 2022 has surpassed 150k Spotify streams. “no need to say goodbye” was her first single from her upcoming sophomore EP. It was followed by an epic alt-pop song, “Journey” released on March 31st. Her next single “Satellites” marks a beginning of a new era in her musical journey. Mixed and produces by Ian Barter, part of the Universal Music Publishing Group and who previously worked with Amy Winehouse, Paloma Faith, Gabrielle and other UK artists. “Satellites” is now available on all the streaming platforms.

“You feel so much reinvigoration dripping all over your intrigued body, as you feel like you have just been saved by a kind and genuine soul.”  (…)  Showing us why her music has been so heavily streamed all over the globe, we find a truly soul-healing artist to believe in.” A&R Factory

“Music is a shelter, it’s a paralel universe I swim in. It’s how I connect with something bigger than myself.”

 “Music has taught me how to express myself better and songwriting has had a healing effect on me. I realised that it’s by making music that I can share something valuable, lasting and be of help to others.”

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After successfully releasing first two singles from her upcoming EP, she’s now starting a new era with ‘Satellites’. A new single and one of her most honest and fiercest songs to date, “Satellites” is now available on all the streaming platforms. It’s a cheeky anthem of girl power, self-worth and confidence. It’s a call to stand up for yourself and to never let anyone or anything bring you down. It’s a reminder that you can withstand all the storms in your life and relationships.
“This song is something bigger than myself. It’s a cosmic anthem of women empowerment and not letting negativity in your life.” “‘Satellites’ is a song to scream at the top of lungs. It’s a movement. An awakening. To a realisation that you’ve got the right to choose what’s best for you, not following the accepted social standards. It’s about finding the positivity in your life and striding away from negative people and toxic relationships.”

‘Satellites’ is a modern alt-pop song mixing in elements of indie pop, dance pop and synth pop. Minimalistic verses contrast with big powerful choruses. The song starts with a stardust swelling synth that gives way to atmospheric breezy vocals, a rhythmic bass and warm beats. The first verse opens up to a pre-chorus enriched with soft melodic guitar apreggios. Then a powerful, rhyhtmic chorus melody comes in together with deep bass, vibrant drums and atmospheric synths. The chorus is then followed by a spacious post-chorus with anthemic backing vocals and floating guitars. Afterwards, a delicate verse comes in enriched with distant spicatto violin sounds that dynamise the arrangement and add both sweetness and character to the verse. Then a majestic chorus kicks in opening up with an anthemic melody, powerful vocals and dramatic legato strings. Then a rhythmic post-chorus kicks in building to gang vocals which make you feel like taking to the streets. The latter leads us to an intimate bridge accompanied by sublime strings that gives way to the final, ecstatic chorus featuring big drums, floating synths and strings, deep bass and lots of atmospheric fierce backing vocals. The song ends with a strong statement “no you won’t bring me down” on an echoing note with the running synths fading out.

“I wrote this song this February after I was approached by Ian Barter, part of the Universal Music Publishing Group and who previously worked with Amy Winehouse, Paloma Faith, Gabrielle Aplin, Gabrielle, Rhys Lewis and other notable British artists. The lyrics came together with the melody. I wrote it in a day in my bedroom on my mini keyboard, just laying down the chords and singing along. Intitally I wanted to work with Ian Barter on my previous demo songs but when I came up with the melody for ‘Satellites’ I felt that this is the song I want to produce first. The day after, I recorded a demo of it in my home studio and sent it to Ian on the same day. Fell in love with the production when I first heard it. We mixed it and then, the song was mastered by Mike Dwyer that collaborated with such great artists as Shawn Mendes, Jade Bird, Vance Joy and The Lumineers.

I wrote this song and knew in my bones that it was special. The song came from a feeling I had many times during my travels to different countries, observing social conventions, unhealthy toxic relationships, patronising behaviours towards women.”

“Satellites” is now available on all the streaming platforms.

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After releasing her debut EP “Uplifted” in 2022, which has gathered over 150k Spotify streams, she has begun a new era with “no need to say goodbye”, the first single from her sophomore EP. A new single and one of her most personal songs, “Journey” is now available on all the major streaming platforms. It’s an anthem of self-discovery and soul searching. It’s a song about an unsettling urge to make a change in life. It talks about making tough decisions, choosing the right direction in life and finding the place where you feel you truly belong. It’s a song about feeling lost, misunderstood, losing your way, and in the end finding yourself again.

‘Journey’ is an alt-pop song mixing in elements of electropop, art pop, dreampop and synth pop. Minimalistic verses contrast with big powerful choruses. The song starts with atmospheric breezy vocals and a running synth that gives way to delicate beats and dreamy vocals. Then a powerful, rhyhtmic chorus melody comes in together with deep bass and vibrant drums. The chorus is then followed by a post-chorus with atmospheric, lush backing vocals creating a sense of spaciousness. Afterwards, a delicate verse comes in enriched with distant organic sounds that recall nature, its liveliness and vastness. Then a majestic chorus kicks in opening up with an anthemic melody and spacious backing vocals. The latter leads us to an intimate bridge that gives way to the final, ecstatic chorus featuring big drums, floating dreamy keys, strings, powerful bass and lots of atmospheric backing vocals. The song ends with an echoing note and synths fade out.

“I wrote this song in September 2021. The lyrics came first, then I sat down at the piano and came up with the melody. I wrote the lyrics at night in my old apartment. I put down all my thought and feelings from that day. I felt I needed some kind of change in my life, especially when it comes to the place I lived. That year I finally moved out from the old apartment. But that feeling stayed with me. A restlessness, uneasiness, an urge to keep looking for the right place, self search. I wrote this song and knew in my bones that it was special. I started rehearsing it with my band and then played it acoustically on Twitch. Recorded a demo in my home studio and then at the beggning of October 2022, we finally went to the recording studio to record drums (Jorge Gándara). Shortly after, I laid down the vocals. Afterwards, I recorded some of my production ideas. I worked on the production and mixing/master remotely across the continents. First, the wonderful Kate Brunotts created a production draft. Then, the song was produced by the amazing Pete White and was mixed/mastered by Mike Dwyer that collaborated with such great artists as Shawn Mendes, Jade Bird, Vance Joy and The Lumineers.”

‘Journey’ is now available everywhere.

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After releasing her debut EP “Uplifted” on May 20th which has gathered over 150k Spotify streams, she’s beginning a new era with her single “no need to say goodbye”.  It’s the first single of the new EP. It’s a song about a heartbreak, a hope, a belief that better times are ahead. It talks about overcoming troubles in a relationship and elsewhere in life, feeling vulnerable and not giving up. It’s also about taking a step back to reassess instead of acting hastily and in the end making it through rough times. It’s one of the most honest songs she’s released so far.

“no need to say goodbye” is a contemporary pop song that blends in indie rock, folk, singer/songwriter with indie-pop influences. Minimalistic verses contrast with big powerful choruses. The song starts with a hook consisiting of scattered vocals, deep synth and bass, which give way to washed out piano. Then a dreamy, almost ethereal chorus melody comes in followed by a rhythmic verse and a playful pre-chorus. Afterwards, a powerful chorus kicks in opening up with an anthemic, festival ready melody. The latter leads us to a short intimate verse that gives way to an emotional, rhythmic bridge that culminates with a smooth passage to the final, ecstatic chorus featuring big drums, floating dreamy keys, bass and guitars. The song ends with the “we don’t” playful hook.

“I wrote this song in mid-August 2022 building it up on an initital idea that I had for a chorus melody. I composed it on my old piano in my cosy basement studio adding in the melody for the verses and lyrics. After some alone time and roughly two songwriting sessions the song was ready. As soon as I finished it I played it acoustically on Twitch and then started rehearsing it with my band. Recorded a demo in my home studio and then at the beggning of October 2022 we went in the recording studio to record drums (Jorge Gándara). Afterwards, I worked on the production and mixing/master remotely across the continents. The song was produced by the wonderful Isaiah Jose and was mixed/mastered by the amazing Mike Dwyer that collaborated with such great artists as Shawn Mendes, Jade Bird, Vance Joy and The Lumineers.”

“no need to say goodbye” is out now.

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Debut EP ‘Uplifted’ marked the beginning of a new chapter. A crossover between electropop, alt pop, dance and indie pop, ‘Uplifted’ encompassed a wide rage of genres. Defiant modern pop blends in the intimate stardust arrangements with the powerful, anthemic choruses. A merge between unapologetic big pop melodies with meaningful lyrics, ‘Uplifted’ ushered in a refreshing new energy.

First track on the record, ‘Angels’ was her debut single which reached no.43 in Pop iTunes Charts and gathered a global community around her music. ‘Home’, a heart-warming love letter, was her second single and reached over 50K streams on Spotify. ‘In My Mind’ (nearly 30K streams), a contemporary pop song blended interweaving of jazz with indie-pop influences. ‘Brave’ (over 20K streams) was her latest single, defiant unapologetic modern pop song with elements of 80’s disco and funk. Groovy bassline, enticing strings and dreamy keys. It’s an empowering anthem of self-confidence, inspiring and infectious. The last track on the EP is ‘Familiar Places’ is a sublime, soft ballad that talks about letting go and healing after a break up. ‘Uplifted’ is a collection of moments of joy, melancholy, confusion, restlessness, happiness. All the tracks convey uplifting messages making the listener feel inspired, encouraged, energised and free.

Organic sound, live instruments married with the modern production elements. There are dreamy, surreal verses filled with a vivid imagery followed by heart-warming pre-choruses (‘Home’, ‘Brave’) leading up to explosive, rhythmic choruses (‘Angels’, ‘In My Mind’). Topped off by well-structured bridges that add up to rich harmonics and lead to wide last choruses (‘Brave’, ‘Familiar Places’). Bold production with catchy hooks, intimate arrangements, heartfelt vocals and emotive storytelling is Camila Knight’s landmark and signature.

“I wrote music and lyrics for ‘Home’, ‘In My Mind’ and ‘Brave’ during lockdown. It has been a very creative period for me. I wrote those songs thinking of my loved ones, my family and friends. Trying to raise their spirits and give them strength in those unsettling times. ‘Angels’ was the first song that I felt was ready to be shared with the world and it led to the creation of the ‘angelic community’. Lyrics to “Familiar Places” came to me through stories of my friends. I worked on the production and mix across the continents, between Europe, UK and Los Angeles, US. I feel blessed to have collaborated with wonderful, gifted people on this record. “Uplifted” came to life thanks to incredible, continuous support of my community.”

 

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November 2023
November 7th: Acoustic Gig in The Camden Club in London: https://bit.ly/455zTMt

December 2023
December 2nd: Full Band Headline Show in Barcelona at BlackLab Dec 2nd: https://bit.ly/3t3YlAQ

Live streams:
Live every Tuesday at 4pm & Friday at 3pm BST at twitch.tv/camilaknight

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