London-based multitalented beauty, Camilla Destiny, shares her thoughts on her club-pop banger ‘Real Ones’ (out September 16th), inspiring crazy trips with friends to Ibiza, ghostwriting, dreaming of a world tour + eating as many cupcakes as she wants…
“After writing for so many others – reveals Camilla – I am now enjoying the freedom of creating my own sound: fun, vibrant and experimental with a summer feel.” Here’s the ‘The Real Ones’ smart remix courtesy Matt Jam Lamont…
What’s ‘Real Ones’ for you?
A record that reminds me of a great holiday I had in Ibiza with some friends last year.
Describe in few words ‘The Real Ones’ Matt Jam Lamont Remix?
Skankers Ravers! Put your drink down and dance, or take the drink with you, like Drake said ‘glasses of champagne out on the dance floor’ Seriously though I love that remix, first time I heard it I got so gassed. Gives some proper house and garage vibes.
You are currently working with Atumpan (The Thing), Killbeatz (Fuse ODG, Wizkid), Jade Peters (The Voice) and J. Town (Flights from My Soul)…Are we going to see an album or EP soon?
We certainly are, the EP is called CD1. I have singles REWIND with Atumpan and High On You coming out in the next month, followed by Sunset and Builders. CD1 will come soon after, so all very exciting!
“After writing for so many others”….When and why you decided to make music for yourself?
I think i just felt like why not? It’s fun. Sometimes as a ghostwriter you feel you don’t get to enjoy the whole process to the end, and I wanted to experience that. Last year I had a couple of songs I had written for others that reflected my personality and I kept them. Then I started writing whatever came to me, no guidelines just fun. And here I am now.
What’s the best and worst thing about writing songs for others?
The best is hearing beautiful voices to lyrics that were born in your head. The worst is the business side I guess, the release process.
How did you start and when?
I use to be around studios a lot so I would write here and there as I enjoyed it, but I was pretty focussed on dancing. Then I moved to Ghana for a year to teach dance and started writing more and more in my spare time. I began collaborating with different people, experimenting more, recording a lot and it just went from there.
Who are your influences in the music industry?
Well firstly Beyonce is King. I love so many different styles and genres of music, from different era’s so its quite difficult to pick one or even a few as I have been influenced all my life and will continue to be influenced every day. That being said, Janet Jackson, Sade, Adele, Drake, Chance the Rapper are all on that list.
What has been the hardest part of being in the music industry for you?
Probably the business part of it, having to deal with deadlines and all the boring non creative stuff.
What are your dreams and goals?
My dream would be to do a world tour and eat as many cupcakes as I want without dealing with the consequences of excess sugar. And my goals are to consistently put out good music, work hard and enjoy all that comes with it.
Who are your musical and non-musical influences?
Oprah, Maya Angelou, Jennifer Lopez, Beyonce, Shona Rhymes, Michelle Obama, Rhianna. I could go on.
By Fabrizio Belluschi ©FM