CAMERA SHY SHARES “COLORS RADIATE” VIA THE FADER
SELF-TITLED DEBUT LP DUE JULY 14 VIA RUN FOR COVER
Camera Shy, the duo comprised of Nick Bassett (Whirr, Nothing) and Alexandra Morte (Whirr), is back to share “Colors Radiate.” The new cut follows the music video for “Your Only One” and is the second single released from their forthcoming debut LP which is slated for a July 14 release date via Run For Cover.
STREAM: “Colors Radiate” –
About Camera Shy:
Before they came to be known as Camera Shy, Nick Bassett and Alexandra Morte had been working on crafting warm weather indie pop indebted with influence to the Smiths, the Sundays and Sarah Records catalogs while the pair made loud, shoegazing punk together in Bassett’s band, Whirr. While the Bay Area act has moved onto a darker terrain since Morte’s departure, she and Bassett have remained a creative unit that serves as a brighter outlet to contrast the caustic dreariness Whirr indulges.
Camera Shy’s first exhale of melancholy bedroom pop arrived properly on last year’s Jack-O-Lantern EP, and now, Bassett and Morte refine their soft start with their eponymous debut full-length for Run for Cover Records. For this effort, the pair reunited in Bassett’s adopted hometown of Philadelphia alongside producer Arthur Rizk where they glossed over stripped, jangled guitars, high-hats and brass with rich, shimmering results. On “Colors Radiate” and “New Something,” Morte’ vocals swirl clandestinely in the sun around Bassett’s clean-cut strumming with upbeat romantic optimism. “Glowing” and “Seemingly Ill” alternatively tug slowly at dreams of longing into a starlit sky.
The duality of Camera Shy ultimately rests its lens between slumbering look-backs and forward momentum. Balancing today’s white noise with something less complex can render equally stunning results, and for Bassett and Morte, Camera Shy is that desire.
WATCH: “Your Only One” –
(July 14, Run For Cover)
2. Your Only One
3. Color Radiate
5. New Something
6. Underwater Days
7. Take Your Time
8. Seemingly Ill