In today’s age, technology has flooded our lives with content. Caught in the mire are today’s musicians who champion an artform that’s more widely distributed than any other throughout human history. And we, more often than not, overlook the music created by unfamiliar faces because it’s challenging. We’d rather have an easy listen, a known quantity to skim through while we think about something else.
Hearing is easy, but listening is difficult. Welcome to “Why We Like It”, where we rebuke the trends in favor of thoughtful analysis and underknown sounds.
“Sleepwalking” – C.A.M.
How We Found It:
C.A.M.’s music fell into our hands for the first time when the Briton sent “Sleepwalking” to us through our portal on SubmitHub. The song is his first release since his album #Planemuzik dropped in January 2019.
Why We Like It:
While “Sleepwalking” showcases a jazzy, boom-bap instrumental and is tied together with a butter-smooth hook performed by CW Jones, the energetic, empowering verses from C.A.M. make this song what it is. C.A.M. comments on the soul-sucking nature of the corporate machine and calls on those who kneel to its will to inject some passion into the grey landscapes they are bound to. While some artists will use their platform to make their lifestyle seem distant and unattainable for the listener, C.A.M. utilises his tricky rhyme schemes and distinct delivery to uplift his audience. Social commentary can be difficult to pull off without coming across as preachy, but “Sleepwalking” wonderfully wraps the message in diverse flows and a silky instrumental.
From the Artist:
The inspiration for the track was mainly coming from mundane city life, were people are stuck in careers they don’t enjoy and routines that numb the mind and soul. I talk about how I’ve broken out of it through following my passion for music and its helped me to find purpose in life rather than ‘sleepwalking’ through life with nothing to do outside of the 9-5” – C.A.M. for CentralSauce