Chris Hawkins, DJ
"A beautiful, captivating and delicious chanteuse”
KATE BUSH / FISH PEOPLE, USA
Kate Bush's label
"Your song is playing in the office here!"
LEFT BANK MAGAZINE, USA
"Don’t forget this name”
"This glitchy folktronica is well worth investigating."
NEW MUSIC VIDEO : TIME THAT IS MINE from CAMILLA MATHIAS
“This is a song that flowed out of me as fast as the flow of Zurich’s Limmat river. "
This is somewhat of a contrast to the award-winning debut music video Don't release from British/Romanian polyglot polymath Camilla Mathias, which was an anthem to admin and tech stress.
Time That is Mine, Camilla's most downloaded track, described by producer Pete Brazier at Vertical Rooms as "a psychedelic selfish flamenco ballad" is being re-released to celebrate the launch of the music video directed by Vee Vimolmal. Camilla’s ethereal harmonies, conscious lyrics and classical guitar arpeggiation are the foundation to her signature sound which she co-produced in Switzerland with electronic sound designer Rupert Lally.
The video, shot in beautiful locations between Hampstead Heath and Mayfield Lavender Farm on an iPhone XR and DJI Osmo Gimbal, takes you on an inward nostalgic journey. The song has also recently been chosen as the soundtrack to the film The Litter Mermaid (A comedy about humans, a tragedy about plastic).
Camilla remains committed to creating and expressing what really matters in life, authentically fusing together all her passions to stimulate change and inspire us to stop and see things differently. As composer, producer, singer, guitarist, lyricist, writer and co-creator of the music video for Time That is Mine, she looks forward to it’s positive effect in the world, and to completing more and more multidisciplinary, cross-genre projects worldwide.
A LITTLE MORE ABOUT CAMILLA MATHIAS
After only a few years in the music industry, Camilla has played live for BBC6 Music (with Chris Hawkins describing her as ‘a beautiful, captivating and delicious chanteuse’), recorded with film composer Yann McCullough (Spectre-Bond, Grand Hotel Budapest, The Hobbit), provided classical guitar for Channel Four’s Award-winning Unreported World series, and had her Romanian-Language track Sunt Romanca selected for charity compilation album Mitra for Nepal, produced by Annie Hogan (Marc Almond).
Camilla is driven to connect between borders and across cultures, and has performed in French, Italian, German, Swiss German, Spanish, Russian and Sanskrit; composed additionally in Romanian, Portuguese, Catalan, Greek and Basque, and reached audiences in over twenty-three countries. She threads together charismatic chanson, fairytale-folk and evocative popera, balancing sensual ballads decorated with her classical guitar roots, and entertaining autobiographical ditties to which everyone can relate; either un-plugged and pared down, or atmospherically mixed up in a loop-station. Her debut album Entr’acte is now in its third edition and the next album release is imminent.
Raised between Buckinghamshire and Bucharest, Camilla trained as an actress at Central School of Speech & Drama (London) and Atelier Raymond-Girard (Paris), in addition to her Joint Hons BA in French & Drama at Queen Mary College, London University. Prior to this, Camilla moved through the violin and five sizes of recorder before settling on a nylon-stringed guitar, and spent the early part of her life juggling classical music scholarships, treading the boards in every show going, and painting and scribbling on anything she could. She picked up languages during family VW-caravan trips across obscure parts of Europe and now speaks more languages than she has fingers.
Camilla was recently actor/musician/composer in an exciting new London adaptation of Lorca’s Blood Wedding, directed by George Richmond-Scott (Associate Director on hit musical Everyone’s Talking About Jamie) and is now busy preparing a handful of projects with producer/mixer Darryl Thorne (So Solid Crew/Jamiroquai). Camilla is also riveted to be composing music for the ancient Sanskrit texts of the Mandukya Upanishads, and on the comedy side she is now shooting the pilot for a new sitcom co-created with her sister (author and comedian Lorelei Mathias).
As an actress, Camilla can be seen as the lead in Catalan thriller/horror feature Escape from Marwin, directed by Jordi Castejon, already released in Spain and Japan, and she plays an Italian/Spanish-speaking role in soon to be released futuristic Argot, from Italian director Matteo Palmas. Other screen work includes the role of Dr Emile Leger in Paris-set US FOX TV crime series Jo, opposite Jean Reno, and the darkly comic In The Mix under the direction of Denis Lawson, which premiered at the BFI. Favourite stage appearances include contemporary opera Photo Me at the Riverside Studios (London), David Wood's The Witches at the Wyndham's West End with Ruby Wax; and the central role of Sobrana, a part written for Camilla in Marco Ghelardi's award-winning Italian-language production of Di Come Savona Ebbe Il Suo Teatro.
When she has time, Camilla enjoys painting portraits, and her music releases often feature her original artwork.