We’re delighted to unveil a second song off of Sam De Nef and Camille Camille’s collaborative EP. Strangers is out now, their Waving EP is due Nov 17 on Unday Records.
"While the initial spark for 'Strangers' can be traced back to a road trip I took through the Balkans, Camille and I co-wrote the song during the recording process for the EP. The string section was mostly improvised by our friend Frederik Daelemans. We essentially composed the song on the spot and immediately recorded it live in my home studio. This approach infuses the song with a fresh, spontaneous vibe. For me, that's the charm of the entire project."
On their debut EP, Sam De Nef and Camille Camille delve into some of their most personal and introspective songwriting to date. These songs showcase their individual talents but also highlight the powerful synergy that arises when two gifted artists and unique vocalists join forces to create something truly special.
Sam and Camille are two unique and talented artists hailing from Belgium who share a gift for writing compelling contemporary folk and singer-songwriter songs. They both released acclaimed debut albums in recent years and have been crossing paths on numerous occasions. Camille appeared in duets on Sam’s debut EP and his first album, Sam featured in Camille’s live band, each time expressing a profound musical chemistry.
This collab EP seemed the logical next step, uniting their talents to craft an EP embodying heartfelt, warm, and uncomplicated songs.
“In the collaborative journey of crafting the songs on Waving, our different creative approaches brought about a unique synergy. We feel the result transcends our individual styles. Each song resonates with our individual aspirations, which makes playing them very refreshing and challenging.”
Stripped to their core, these compositions on their debut EP are defined by the gentle interplay of acoustic guitars and harmonious vocals. Only subtle percussion and the occasional cello add subtle layers to the sonic tapestry. The two recorded the six songs on their debut EP by themselves in the intimate atmosphere of Sam’s home studio, opting for a DIY and back-to-basics approach. Their primary focus was on capturing spontaneity and the essence of live performance. Musical sparring partner PJ Decraene added the final touches and mixed the EP.