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Today’s tea + soundtrack + visuals by Colyn Cameron.
Vancouver-based songmaker Colyn Cameron (of JUNO Award nominated band Wake Owl) explores themes of technology, adventure, self-worth and love with mild nods to worldly trepidation on forthcoming solo album, Freehand. The new material emerged within the paradoxical spaces of experimenting with dispersed and concentrated rhythms, with additional instrumentation from close collaborators Aiden Ayers and Josh Contant.
His enchanting new single, “Stream,” was inspired by algorithmic realities, such as near annual iPhone purchases and the screen time data Apple shares. The metaphor in the line – well I’ve tried prototypes, but the fruit wasn’t ripe, I’ll pretend differently it’s a bad appetite – suggests that all tech progress is fruitful, but maybe isn’t always ready.
Watch + share the official “Stream” music video: