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15TH OCTOBER 2021 (SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA) – singer/songwriter KAMAE INIGUEZ has released the second single in her 14 track collection “MEET YOU IN MY DREAMS” with “LIGHTBULB”’.

“LIGHTBULB” is the second single released as part of “MEET YOU IN MY DREAMS” with all 14 tracks self-written by Kamae, including one that was co-written with another artist. Much like “LIGHTBULB”, you can expect all tracks within “MEET YOU IN MY DREAMS” to be pop-driven, sprinkled with creative visual elements in the songwriting and composition. Kamae’s "pop songwriting" is the amalgamation of her eclectic and broad music taste. The narrative of her tracks is influenced by folk artists like Passenger, whereas her production and imagery present more towards synth-pop/electronic music artists such as Owl City.

When producing "MEET YOU IN MY DREAMS", Kamae and her main producer Joe Garratt summarised the ethos of the songs on the album as “Space is lonely and grand at the same time”. You can expect a whole host of astronomical terms, allusions to adventure, alongside romantic encounters reflected in the tracks. These scenarios were built from Kamae’s vivid story-telling mind, which drove such magical lyrics and tales.

The second single from the collection, “LIGHTBULB”, is an original electronic pop track layered with heartbeat-like drums and atmospheric, space-inspired elements reminiscent of the album’s style. The keys of the track encapsulate the bittersweet narrative of the lyrics, with happy and melancholic emotions coming through at the same time. One of Kamae’s friends, Camille, whose experiences often serve as songwriting inspiration, was the key influence behind “LIGHTBULB”, which began when Camille posted the caption “Thought of you today, in a lightbulb moment kind of way.”, a quote from a monologue she had written into her phone notes, and later posted on Instagram. The narrative of “LIGHTBULB” mirrors the soliloquy’s focus on a long lost love interest from a decade ago; the end of the track directly juxtaposing the opening line, with “Time to turn off the lights”.

“LIGHTBULB” has an expanding chorus that was written to evoke the emotions of the narrator, with each of the 3 choruses being longer than the last. This was designed to give the listener insight into different facets of the love interest’s personality and the narrator’s experience with their relationship, by adding new elements to each iteration of the chorus. Kamae was able to interpret Camille’s monologue into song form, breathing life into an already compelling story by giving her words a melody. A great example of Kamae’s lyrical storytelling, the track stays true to Camille’s experience, whilst being bound to the songwriting that can distinctively be recognised as Kamae’s own.

Long before “MEET YOU IN MY DREAMS” was written, Kamae decided to step into the light and begin writing original songs. She would consider herself a bedroom songwriter, but she’s unique in that she decided to jump right in and make an album immediately after her first single was produced. Towards the end of working with producer Joe Garratt of The Online Recording Studio on “GREAT UNKNOWN”, Kamae began producing the album as she knew that Joe could execute the vision of the collection. Skipping the EP route, Kamae could not imagine the collection of songs in "MEET YOU IN MY DREAMS" ever being released separately, as they’re all part of the same journey for the listener.

I was "crazy" enough to release all 14 tracks together because it came down to the thought of "I don't want to die and have my songs stored in a hard drive, never fully realized or reaching their potential, only for people to discover them when I'm gone." - Kamae.

Alongside writing and assisting with the production of 14 tracks, Kamae has also proven her kudos in creative songwriting by coming highly commended in two worldwide songwriting competitions. In 2020, she came in the top 9% of more than 26,000 in the International Songwriting Competition with her debut track "GREAT UNKNOWN". Then, in 2021, she broke into the top 12% of almost 10,000 entries in the Unsigned Only Competition with her second single "ENDLESS MOONLESS NIGHT".

Full of colour, excitement and a zest for life - it’s not only Kamae’s music that helps her stand out. Her personality is infectious, with most people picking up on her happy and energetic vibe. Alongside being a self-confessed quirky character, when she’s not writing or producing new tracks, she gravitates towards how little elements contribute towards a bigger picture in her own life. Whether it’s creative expression through drawing, experimenting on recipes or redecorating her studio apartment, she’s always adding sparkle. Now, with “LIGHTBULB” released, it’s an exciting time for the Australian-based artist to bring some of her magic to the music scene, with 12 more of her collection yet to be revealed.

October 15, 2021 8:36am ET by The Online Recording Studio  

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