With a reputation for emotive, honest vocals placed over atmospheric electronic beats, listening to Camila Knight is an unforgettable experience. Highly personal and engaging, her passion for mental health awareness is expressed in her impassioned sound. Featured on YMX, LeFutureWave, Riveting Riffs and several other publications, Knight is building an international following. The latest addition to her discography is ‘In My Mind’.
The third song from the singer-songwriter, ‘In My Mind’ is a drop of melodic sunshine in a cinematic soundscape. Following her well-received track ‘Home’ (read our review here), Knight adopts a contemporary pop sound with ‘In My Mind’. Yet, while the single has a pop design, there is an interweaving of jazz and indie-pop influences. This is particularly clear with Knight’s soulful vocals, the interspersed piano and dynamic drumming. The interesting melodic arrangement captivates me because of its sound and its representation of the song’s concept.
Penned during the first lockdown, ‘In My Mind’ is the result of remote collaborations across the US and the UK. Drawing on the emotional experiences of living in this uncertain reality, the single delves into issues of inner turmoil. Knight describes ‘In My Mind’ as a song about “…feeling overwhelmed by circumstances, trapped in your own mind games. It’s a conversation with one’s inner critic, an encounter with a ‘shadow self’…”
Using a personal narrative, Knight shows her vulnerability connecting with listeners in an intimate way. Delicately navigating the fragility of the human spirit, there is a poignant essence to ‘In My Mind’. Yet, while the tone is fragile there is also a hint of empowerment to come off the emotional rollercoaster.
I could compare Knight to several prominent artists, but I believe she stands out with her sophisticated sound. I cannot wait to hear what else she has in store.
In addition to her single, Knight released an official lyric video for ‘In My Mind’. Due to lighting effects that can cause seizures in people with photosensitive epilepsy, I was unable to view the video. Please watch at your own discretion.