“Lavender” is introspective and empowering, as it focuses on uplifting women and creating tangible, feminine self-love even in your most vulnerable moments. With this focus in mind, Camille put together an all female creative team to bring the song and video to life. From the video director, to set designer and even to her publicists, the final result is a product of female vision and hard work. She was so inspired by that notion that she created the “Lavender” portrait series to highlight every female associated with the creation of the song from the live recording day. This campaign lived on Camille’s Instagram for the entire month of March (Women’s History Month) and gave each woman the chance to express her own voice on the song and it’s importance to her. HERE is a list of all of the quotes from the women she featured.
ABOUT CAMILLE TRUST:
An intoxicating blend of 60s soul, 70s funk and contemporary pop, Camille Trust has a sound that is both nostalgic and avant-garde. The New York City-based siren released her debut EP No Other Way in May 2018, and has since received critical acclaim from the likes of Billboard, Nylon, TIME, DuJour, Popdust and more, while simultaneously racking up over 1.8 million total Spotify streams to date. Onstage, Camille’s dramatic and commanding presence is reminiscent of the great female powerhouses that came before her, channeling the grit of Janis Joplin and intensity of Amy Winehouse.
She is also a proud member of the Resistance Revival Chorus —a collective of more than 60 women who come together to sing protest songs in tribute to the historical importance of music in the protest movement. The group has collaborated with Kesha, Jim James and more!
Watch the video for “Scandalous” which premiered via DuJour – HERE
“Scandalous” was named one of ‘5 Songs You Need Listen To This Week’ by TIME – HERE
Watch the video for “Move On” which premiered via Billboard – HERE
Watch the video for “Lose You” which premiere via Nylon –HERE
PRAISE FOR CAMILLE TRUST:
“There’s something about Camille Trust’s unyielding voice that makes you ache with her but in the most beautifully captivating way possible.” – Billboard
“Girl Group Dance Perfection” – Nylon
“It’s hard not to want to dance along to Camille Trust’s brand of soulful funk-pop” – TIME
“Camille Trust’s vivacious personal and sonic style is reminiscent of past artists like Janis Joplin but she somehow manages to remain a creative force all her own” – DuJour
TELFAR’sFall 2019 presentation was nothing like I’d ever seen in over a decade of being an international fashion journalist. There was no runway. Rather, the models would saunter somberly to the end of a stage and then surrender to the crowd, who would then carry them across forcing the crowd to part. The show incorporated a powerful live reading of poetry– a soliloquy by a young playwright from Yale named Jeremy O. Harris— alongside multiple live music performances. Harris would declare a manifesto, “THIS IS TELFAR COUNTRY” over the course of 15 minutes with complex poetic prose, while models donning clearly country western inspired looks would present themselves in what almost felt like a borderline politicized religious ceremony in the South. The models themselves were diverse, but predominantly black. The clothing was classic cowboy (leather, corduroy, fringes, blue denim, statement belt buckles bearing the Telfar logo) meets “post-normcore” basics (hoodies, jeans, cropped solid cotton tees) all very wearable and accessible. There were jeans with cleverly placed black and brown leather panels, which made them resemble chaps.
The crowd cheered fervently as each model was delivered to them. Some models deliberately posing dramatically and remaining upright in the style of martyr, while others appeared to collapse backwards in the style of a trust fall. As Harris’ remarkable “sermon” came to a close, I realized I would need time to process what I had just seen. Next the captivating hardcore punk rappers Ho99o9 [pronounced “horror”] who incidentally also used to be my upstairs neighbors in Echo Park, LA (shout out Jean and Eaddy!) began performing their cult classics like “Street Power” on the remains of a tattered american flag framing the stage. I knew it was all incredible, but even a week later I still found myself at a loss– what did it all mean?