Camille Ruz reveals ‘Wreath’ a touching song about dealing with the loss of a child

"This was the first song where I began to accept my situation. It is about learning to face your fears and not letting them consume you.“
25 June 2023

The first extract from Camille Ruz‘s forthcoming EP is entitled Wreath. It has a beautiful sound inspired by the 60s and is a touching song about dealing with the loss of a child.

Get ready for a contemporary pop bliss filled with emotions and euphoric vibrations.

The London-based singer-songwriter explains: “I wrote and arranged the instrumentation myself. I also learned to play clarinet for it! I believe you should write about it because it is about abortion which is a topic that is under-represented in the music industry. It is also almost exactly 1 year since the overturn of Roe vs. Wade in the US.

Camille says: Wreath is the first single of my five track EP. The EP deals with the topic of abortion which I feel is under-represented in music. It is about the stages of grief and healing and I wrote the songs during the experience. This was the first song where I began to accept my situation. It is about learning to face your fears and not letting them consume you.“

This awesome single was recorded in a few sessions, with the first one taking place at Tilehouse Studios outside of Denham. Camille laid down some sweet vocals, guitar, and bass on an old school analog tape. It was recorded in a studio from the ’70s that had the most amazing 16 track tape machine!

She was back at Karma Studios in Stoke Newington for another session. This time, she recorded 12 string, Mandolin, Tenor guitar, Percussion, Pedal Steel and some extra overdubs.

Camille reveals: “My last session was for clarinet, flute, and strings. I played most of the instruments myself but had the opportunity to work with some incredible musicians. Joe Harvey white on pedal steel, Harry Trevellion on flute, Sevde Akbaba and Limunga Pambe on strings, and Wes Burton on bass. “

When asked about her musical inspirations, Camille Ruz listed off Joni Mitchell, Nick Drake, Jeff Buckley, and Vashti Bunyan as her top picks.

Looks like she’s really into the folk/singer-songwriter stuff from way back in the 60s and early 70s – you know, that good ol’ retro sound. But what sets Camille Ruz sounds apart is the way she adds a modern pop flair.