Sometimes, the most memorable songs are the ones where artists are delivering a truly authentic message that’s meaningful to them. Riley Camryn showcases this through her vulnerable and sentimental release of “My Story”. Riley Camryn has impressed us thoroughly before, but now she’s showing she's here to stay.
“My Story” is a groundbreaking single that gives a strong emotional conviction. In this song, you receive a sensational sound from an acoustic guitar that was purely riveting and satisfying. The melody in the instrumentation doesn’t compare to the soft texture in Riley Camryn’s voice. Riley Camryn’s tender voice is equipped with great dynamics. She takes her range through different registers, projecting a great vocal belt through the hook. This song is about the individual paths that we embark on in our personal lives. These paths are completely special to us, as we’re writing our own specific story day by day. Nobody else can write this story for us. Riley Camryn shows pure honesty and the delicate touch from her vocals serenades us with every melody. Riley Camryn is proving to be the future of music, and we’re excited to see what’s next from her.
Stream “My Story” by Riley Camryn here.
Hey, Riley Camryn! Welcome back to BuzzMusic. Knowing that you’ve been attracted to the arts scene in the city of Barrie for many years, in what ways has your environment and experience with dancing help cultivate your musicality?
Dancing has given me a love of movement with my music. When I’m writing or practicing, I often find myself dancing as I work. I have to feel the music both in my body and in my heart & mind. I can’t separate the two. My experience in dance taught me to feel the music and express it through movement. I am grateful for my dance experience and what it has added to my music.
You launched an amazing debut single, “Soaring High” back in July of 2019. Tell us in what ways has your artistry in “My Story” evolve since the release of this single?
Since releasing “Soaring High,” I have grown a lot as an artist and as a person. I have learned so much about the creative process involved in taking my ideas and feelings forward into lyrics and then into a complete song. I am becoming more comfortable sharing parts of myself in my music. We all may lead different lives and have different stories but we also have so many experiences that are similar. “My Story” is a continuation of my journey to grow and express myself.
We noticed an honest quality of your songwriting approach in both “Soaring High” and “My Story”. “My Story” seemed to have a strong lyrical message behind it. What inspired you to write this song and how were you able to personally connect with it?
When writing "Soaring High" and "My Story," I was inspired by personal experience. I do my best to send a positive message to my audience. I used situations from my past as inspiration for the song. I knew that if I wrote about something that I had experienced, it would be more meaningful to me and to my listeners.
What was the most challenging aspect of creating “My Story”? Can you detail us some of the obstacles you stumbled upon when making this song and how did it contribute to your growth as an artist?
The most challenging aspect of My Story was the writing process. I had some difficulties finding the right words for the emotion in the lyrics. It took some time, but now that I’ve overcome this challenge, I’ve learned more about myself as a person and a songwriter.
What's next for Riley Camryn?
I will continue releasing new covers and original songs. I hope to release an album one day full of only original songs. I will take any opportunity I can to grow as a singer, songwriter, and performer. I will continue working hard to make my dreams come true. I am so thankful for all of the support I’ve received so far.