GRAMMY-nominated Country singer/songwriter Cam, has released the video for her acoustic rendition of “So Long,” today. First released on April 24th, “So Long” is the debut track from Diplo‘s new country project, Thomas Wesley. This marks the first collaboration between the two artists.
Of the video, Cam says, “I got to play ‘So Long’ live during my set at Stagecoach and I wanted to capture that live instrument magic for everyone.”
The intimate video was directed by Patrick Tracy (Dan + Shay, RaeLynn) and shot at acclaimed producer, Tyler Johnson’s (Harry Styles, Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran), The Cave Studio in Nashville, TN, and features Cam on the guitar with band members, Simon Martensson and Walle Wahlgren.
Diplo and Cam shot the official music video backstage at Stagecoach this year. They are the only artists to have been approved to film on the grounds other than the queen herself, Beyoncé, for her Netflix documentary, Homecoming. The lively video features guest appearances from Billy Ray Cyrus, Lil Nas X, Guy Fieri, Dwight Yoakam and Sam Hunt, who was also a co-writer on the track.
“When I heard Diplo was doing a country project I honestly didn’t know what to expect but at first listen I fell in love with the song ‘So Long’- it was just a verse/chorus but I was hooked and helped finish the songwriting,” says Cam of the collaboration. “The music video fully captures the essence of Stagecoach, how fun it is and how Diplo just rolled through and was welcomed by everyone. Coming out to sing during his set was wild for me – massive speakers hyping up a crowd dancing to remixes of ‘Cotton Eye Joe’ and Nelly. It’s so high energy and such positive vibes.”
CAM kicked off 2019 with a world tour that included dates in Europe, Asia, and Australia. She also performed at this year’s C2C Festival in both Germany and the UK, as well as CMC Rocks in Australia. Her sets garnered rave reviews from the likes of The Guardian, Rolling Stone and The Queensland Times. Most recently, she performed at Stagecoach during the coveted sunset slot, which Variety declared “a winning performance.” She also joined Diplo to perform the song at the first ever Stagecoach Late Night on the festival’s Palomino stage. CAM is currently putting the finishing touches on her forthcoming highly anticipated sophomore album.
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