Cam just might be the voice of a generation. "Mayday" is the song that every millennial needs to hear. It's about finding your voice and finding the strength to be vulnerable. We're all too afraid—we settle, and we're afraid to speak up, to leave, to find something great. In her "10 Questions" feature, Cam gave us some insight into this song: "Both Tyler [Johnson, co-writer] and I had been in relationships for too long that we shouldn't have been, and you kind of start crying, like you're a victim, but you don't have any guts to tell him, and I don't really want to be alone yet…" This is the affliction of the millennial generation, and Cam is the strong female that we need. She reminds us that we have to stop suffocating and drowning in our fear of speaking up. "Oh, you gotta let me leave / Oh, the weight will make us sink / Oh, could you please help me leave? / Oh, abandon ship with me." Cam gets personal with this song. “Said I’m moving on, cause things were getting rough / But here I am in your bed / I strung it on too long, afraid to be alone / Now we’re in over our heads.” It's raw, and the beat of the drums and the music behind it all, paired with Cam's vocals build a sense of urgency. "Mayday" is a song of beautiful distress, an urgent warning, and we open ourselves to it because Cam is stripped down and honest. We need this beautifully tragic diary entry from Cam to inspire us to find our own voice. You should add "Mayday" immediately because it's everything we need and want to listen to.
Impacting: Monday, February 15th