Melbourne alt-rockers Cam Bird have released a video from Blindfold, the first single taken from their third EP, Neutrality, due for release on May 17.
With its swaggering verses and prog inspired harmonies and metal as metal can be solo, Blindfold sucks the listener in via a few carefully crafted methods and keeps them there while delivering its message of hypocrisy and the evils of the modern world.
Frontman Cam Bird says of Blindfold “In 1 word Blindfold is about corruption and the darker side of the human condition. We live in a pretty crazy world and as amazing as human beings are, the opposite can also be true, particular when its put into social, political and financial systems. This song is calls out the darker side of humanity within those structures in the hope that we can be one day be better than all of that”
Not one to shy away from the truth and origins of his band, Cameron Bird hit rock bottom several years ago, homeless and armed only with a suitcase and a guitar, Cam considered ending it all. On the precipice of taking his life, Cam was literally saved by Metallica. A Hetfield lyric gave him the will to crawl back from the edge and believe in himself.
Fast forward through a few trials and errors fronting several metal bands, Cam refined his sound to reflect more of the grunge masters of old while also incorporating modern rock sounds and progressive elements. Forging a distinctive sound all his own, Cameron formed Cam Bird. It’s not metal and it’s not rock, Cam dubs it ‘aluminium’! It’s more accessible and malleable but still hard hitting and intense.
Cam Bird released their first EP, aptly titled Phoenix in late 2016 and followed it up quickly with Flight in March 2017. Both releases quickly found fans from all over the world, helped in part by the Rust single from Phoenix and Going Down & Freezing from Flight which struck a chord with fans for its honesty about struggling with life and the need to push through.
While Cam might owe his new lease on life to Hetfield and Ulrich, he has been paying it forward. Inspiring everyone he meets to be the best version of themselves. To live their lives as much as they can and maintain hope through the good and the bad times, spurred on with a soundtrack provided by Cam Bird!