Even in our times of glory, tragedy can strike. It is on us to determine how we accept these tragedies, how we process them, and how we move forward. Cameron Elise, currently in the process of recording songs for an upcoming project, took a moment to commemorate the recent passing of San Marcos-based bluesman Merlin Luck via Home to the Hounds, a somber ode to making sure you leave as strong an impact as you can before you move on. The song not only serves as a tribute to a man who left it all on the stage every time he played, but as a reminder to the rest of us to do the same while he have the opportunity to.
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I remember seeing Cameron Elise several years ago at an impromptu house jam. There were maybe 8 or 9 musicians of different skill and discipline levels around, and everyone was floating in-between ideas. For the moments that Cameron took the lead, however, ideas seemed to evolve into movements and folks seemed on the same page. In a more abstract way, I feel we are seeing that same process coalesce with her recorded material. What was once raw talent and passion captured on recordings is evolving into focused ideas and execution with the proper amount of flourish to bolster those ideas. If Afortunada is any indication of what her next full-length release will bring, I am definitely interested.
Singer-songwriter Cameron Elise has an old-school aesthetic, but she is always looking to move forward and expand her horizons. Her latest music video, Eternally, was shot while travelling in Mexico, and it shows her living many aspects of the things she speaks of. The video is as candid as the song is forthright, but it is definitely a glimpse into her soul and her love for making music that speaks to listeners.