Multi-Hyphenate Talent CAMERON HARDY Discusses His Newest Music, How He Coped With The Pandemic and More!
Meet pop newcomer, musician and songwriter, Cameron Hardy! Hardy is best known for his Selena Gomez cover of “Bad Liar” in 2017 which first introduced audiences to his powerful voice and gained him a devout following. Now in 2021, Hardy is back as an independent artist and today released his single “I Thought You Were Lonely. https://cameronhardy.lnk.to/ITYWL
This newest project—including co-writes from industry powerhouses such as ROLLO (Ava Max’s Certified GOLD “So Am I,” Noah Cyrus’ “Lonely”) and Ryan Ogren (Maroon 5’s “Nobody’s Love”)— hit streaming services TODAY on May 7th.
The above emotional track is paired with a big budget music video directed by the one and only, Amber Park (Camila Cabello, Katy Perry etc.), and marks the first amongst several releases Hardy will be putting out this year. Over the last few years, Hardy has established himself as a musician and songwriter, while keeping engaged with his loyal fan base. Hardy recently wiped his website and social platforms in preparation for this official debut, teasing fans along the way for what’s to come.
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Learn more about Cameron Hardy in our All Access interview with him here-
So what has this past year been like for you and your music? What helped you get through the pandemic?
The past year had so many ups and down, professionally and personally. The pandemic was devastating for so many reasons, but I’m grateful for the time it allowed me to slow down and figure out exactly what I want to do as an artist.
I love collaborating, so the pandemic made that extremely difficult. I’m just thankful that there seems to be a light at the end of the tunnel.
Let’s talk about your new single, “I Thought You Were Lonely.” What is the inspiration for this song? How would you say that it prepares listeners for more music from you? What was it like working with your writers ROLLO and Ryan Ogren on it?
“I Thought You Were Lonely” came from one of my first sessions when I was first starting to write. I had done a song with Rollo before and when we brought Ryan into the mix, it was the perfect vibe. It was the first song that I felt truly represented my sound and made me feel something really deep. I think it gives a perfect first look of my music to my listeners.
What was it like making the music video for this track? How creatively involved with the whole process were you? What is the best and most challenging part about making a music video?
Making the music video was the most fun I’ve had in a while. It ended up being about a nine month process because of the pandemic, so the whole team is ready for it to be out after all this time. I was very heavily involved in the creative of everything which may have also been the most challenging part, but it’s all worth it. I had a clear vision of the final product, so you just have to get your hands dirty sometimes!
Do you have plans to release more new music or a whole album soon?
I have a couple of more singles coming out in the very near future and I hope to release a bigger body of work by the end of 2021!
Where would you absolutely love to hear one of your songs playing?
I’d love to hear it on the radio stations I grew up listening to. That would be an amazing full circle moment.
Can you recall the moment when you thought you could be a singer? What do you think motivates you day in and day out?
There was never a specific point in time that I knew this is what I wanted do. It’s just always been in me, as cliché as it sounds. I don’t think anyone else in my life ever doubted my passion for a second either.
Having an emotional connection with the fans and being able to truly impact someone’s life is the most motivating and rewarding feeling. That’s what gets me the most excited about all of this.
Growing up, has music always been important in your life? If you weren’t a singer today, could you see yourself doing anything else? What is something else interesting/funny you are good at?
Music has always been in my blood, so it’s always been very important to me. If I weren’t a singer, I’d be doing something else in the music business. Actually, I hope to sign other artists one day; I want to help them grow too.
I’m very much into tennis! I don’t think anyone would expect that about me *laughs*.
What has been the biggest surprise so far about making music your career? What has been an unexpected or welcome challenge to it all?
It’s been the wildest journey already and I’m just getting started. There’s so much that goes on behind the scenes – I don’t think anyone outside of the business would ever expect. There’s so much judgment. Once you figure it out though, it’s a great feeling. I’m confident in who I am and what I have to say. I don’t feel the need to “prove myself” anymore. I know my strengths and it always shines through any of the hardships that every artist goes through.
At the end of the day, what do you hope people take away from your music?
I hope people really feel something. It’s incredible to already be touching people’s lives through little teasers *laughs*. I can’t wait for it to finally be out there.