SONG OF THE DAY: Cameron James – One Step Ahead

I got the call last week to hit local live music joint 12th and Porter to check out a showcase from Nashville-based singer/songwriter Cameron James.? She sounds like a cross between Ellie Goulding and Plumb with chilled out EDM productions featuring intelligent lyrics and catchy pop hooks.? The mildly dissonant and stuttered intro for “One Step Ahead” caught my attention.? The dirty production contrasts with her airy sweet vocals.? This all builds to a retro-vibed synth-pop chorus that will get stuck in your head.? Hearing it on Vanderpump Rules later this month will no doubt expose her and her music to a wider audience.? Be sure to check out Cameron’s music on her Soundcloud – especially “All Out War” and “Stolen.”