It’s been a long time coming for Camper. In celebration of his 30th birthday, the super producer has released “Grip,” the first single from his upcoming mysterious debut album.
For the satisfying jam, Camper explores the theme of love as it relates to weighing out all the options before calling it quits in a relationship.
Camper flexes his lax voice above a finely-produced canvas to persuade his lover, who is slowing checking out the relationship to ride it out for the sake of the future they’ve once desired.
“So many nights, so many days / Made you feel alive so many ways / So misunderstood see the mistakes / Still I stuck around you anyway,” he sings. “Selfish love we givin each other / Tears on my shirt girl can we recover? / You said you gave your all, But I couldn’t deliver / And took it all back, what an Indian giver.”
Although urban adult contemporary radio audiences are likely to climb aboard first, “Grip” is the type of record that holds promise for urban radio listeners as well.
In between putting the final touches his on as-yet-untitled album, Camper keeps his focus on B7, the seventh studio album from Brandy. The celebrated singer-songwriter shared what it was like making this album with Camper and the other small circle of creatives.
“I don’t work with a whole lot of people because I like the sound to be cohesive and sonically familiar,” Brandy told Rated R&B. “When you work with that team you’ve confided in and spent all your time with, you get a project where every song sounds like it belongs on the album.”
Listen to “Grip” by Camper below.