Camille Trust has so much energy and her new EP No Other Way encompasses that lust for life and brightness. We talked to her about her inspirations and some of the challenges she's face in her career.
How did you get started in music?
I have always loved to sing. There is something that lights up inside of me whenever I sing. An unwavering energy that cannot be reckoned with. My mother told me that when I as a child, whenever we would be watching singers on TV, I would turn to her and say, "That will be me one day." I don't remember saying that at all but I am not surprised. I grew up performing in this song/dance ensemble called Entertainment Revue from when I was 8 until I was 18. That group, along with community theatre, served as a platform to shape me into the artist I am today.
Tell me about your debut EP, No Other Way? What was the process like and what do you want listeners to take away from it?
I want listeners to feel empowered after taking a chance on my EP. Life throws you through many twists and turns and I feel that this EP is a condensed version of that variety. Some days you are TRULY feeling yourself, you're walking down the street in your finest and living your BEST life, and other days you are destroyed emotionally and don't see other side of it. We have all been there. My EP is for everyone at the strongest and their weakest.
What is your favorite part of performing live?
Feeling the energy of the audience and sharing my gift. Performing live is my favorite thing to do in the entire world. Always has been. I've been performing in front of audiences since I was 8 years old and that INCREDIBLE feeling has stayed the same.
What would you consider the highlight of your career?
Putting out my EP as an independent artist. I have been dreaming of this day for a long time and it is finally HERE.
What are some of the challenges that young women face in the music industry?
Women are constantly told what is "best for them," in which I despise those words. Our voices are just as important as anyone else. In my experiences, I have had my opinions and thoughts hushed when it comes to musical choices. It is upsetting and needs to be changed. I also feel that there is a sexuality to women especially in the music industry that men do not have to face. As opposed to thinking of that as a negative, I choose to use my sexuality as EMPOWERMENT.
What would be your best piece of advice to young women?
For young women I would say, YOU ARE IMPORTANT. YOU ARE WORTHY. Whatever you dream in your heart CAN HAPPEN. Do not let anything or anyone get in the way of that.