CAM KAHIN ANNOUNCES NEW EP WHEN IT’S ALL OVER OUT APRIL 6TH VIA DINE ALONE RECORDS
CAM KAHIN ANNOUNCES NEW EP WHEN IT’S ALL OVER
OUT APRIL 6TH VIA DINE ALONE RECORDS
New Single/Video “birds” Out Now
Photo Credit: Fabiana Moreira
Toronto’s Cam Kahin today announced his new EP and debut for Dine Alone Records, WHEN IT’S ALL OVER, will be released on April 6th, 2023; pre-order here. Kahin also shared the brooding, thunderous new single “birds,” which he describes as “the heaviest song I’ve ever written, both sonically and lyrically. It’s a four and a half minute panic attack, collapsing into and out of a screaming, sludgy breakdown. My darkest and most unapologetic song to date.” “birds” arrives with a cinematic video directed by Lebni Thodakee Avitia (Heirmanos), which perfectly reflects the track’s grim and blistering dynamics. “The message of the song is something I can relate to, as I had experienced derealization/depersonalization myself,” explains Avitia. “I wanted to convey that feeling, but also knew that those phases of depression are seen as an evil spirit trying to take over in some religious cultures. I threw that twist in as an homage to some of mine and Cam’s favorite horror movies.”
WHEN IT’S ALL OVER was recently named one of the year’s most anticipated Canadian releases by CBC Music (“one of our favorite new discoveries”), and its announcement follows “compass,” another EP single released last fall to support from FLOOD Magazine (“an electrifying and concise pop song—fans of Cloud Nothings and Joyce Manor rejoice!”), CBC Music, Ones to Watch (playlist), and more.
Kahin grew up in Dunnville, Ontario, a small community with around 6,000 residents, where he always felt like an outsider: he was the only person of color in town, there were no music venues, and what art existed there wasn’t for him. He escaped the small-town doldrums by listening to bands like Cage the Elephant, Biffy Clyro, and PUP. By age 13, he was sneaking out to hardcore shows in Hamilton and Toronto. Those shows pounded an energy and darkness into him that he brings to his music and live performances.
“WHEN IT’S ALL OVER is a depression-fueled coming-of-age story,” says Kahin. “Every month you’re a different person. It’s a lot of feeling uncomfortable, and not knowing what’s stable and what’s not.” His new EP is the sound of life forcing him to the brink of self-destruction, and the pendulum swing of the path back to some semblance of peace. Set against a suite of fuzzy prog garage rock and ear worm guitar sludge, with explosive crescendos that all claw at the weirdness of growing into a world of relentless instability, it’s the sound of music as survival: loud, honest, and desperate to live.
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