Artist shared few words about this song inspiration:
"I wrote 'a river in winter / mnemosyne' when I lived abroad in England, but deeply missed the winter rivers in my home country of Canada where I used to walk, with loved ones, every morning. The first half of the song is a reflection on my favourite winter river, and the second half is a plea to the Greek goddess of memory, Mnemosyne, to always be remembered by the places and people that I love most." Camie
Toronto-based singer/songwriter and multi-award-winning storyteller Camie has long enchanted audiences with her delicate queer-feminist croonings, rich vocal tones, and lush poetic imagination. After years of playing intimate gigs across southwestern Ontario and parts of the United Kingdom, the now-24-year-old songstress is plunging into unfiltered, unshackled creative expression with the release of her cinematic ambient folk concept EP, troubadour.
troubadour is a thrilling and soul-stirring addition to the contemporary Canadian folk canon. Imbued with soaring synth and string textures, it paints a portrait of a young woman in control, moving through vast physical and emotional landscapes with razor sharp intuition. Forging her own passage through the motions of love and loss, connection and disconnection, memory and presence, troubadour shows the artist at her most raw and vulnerable. The record is a brave expression of queer womanhood, of running away and getting lost in the world, of falling in and out of love with shifting people and places, and of returning home at the end of a long journey.
Camie’s confessional prose and poignant lyricism draws inspiration from great Canadiana songbirds, including Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen, and more contemporary influences such as Fiona Apple, Phoebe Bridgers, Brandi Carlile, and Laura Marling. troubadour was written and produced in complete isolation during the 2nd and 3rd wave of the COVID-19 pandemic alongside Toronto-based producer and instrumentalist, Mike Tompa (TOMPA, Silverstein, First Ghost, Deadwinter, Pine Pitch; projects with Universal/Island Records, Epic/Sony Records, and Century Media).
Camie is the alternative folk project of award-winning Tkaronto-based multidisciplinary performance artist, Camille Intson. Her writing, performance work, conceptual art, and music has received international attention and critical acclaim. She can be found everywhere online at @thecamiliad, or at camilleintson.com.