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Song You Need to Know: Alex Cameron, ‘K Hole’

The third single taken from forthcoming album ‘Oxy Music’, Alex Cameron is at his acerbic best on the luscious ‘K Hole’.

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As Alex Cameron gears up to release his new album, Oxy Music, in just over a week, he’s given fans another taste of what to expect by way of his latest single, “K Hole”.

Following on from the release of previous singles “Sara Jo” and “Best Life”, “K Hole” is described as a woozy glimpse into Cameron’s upcoming record, showcasing vulnerability and honesty against smooth instrumentation and his acerbic style. “Trying to prove to you that I’m stable/I promise when I fall I’ll be graceful,” he croons. “Only room for one/Yeah ,there’s only room for one in a K Hole.”

“Generation self-medication,” Cameron says of the track. “Social groups, shattered mirrors pieced back together and bound by saliva. Holding hands just to say ‘it’s Ok that everything isn’t Ok.’

“There’s love here, and peace, if you’re alright with being on your own,” he adds. “We like it in pairs – but there’s only room for one in a K Hole.”

Also premiering today, the track comes accompanied by a Jim Larson-directed music video which sees Cameron receiving an infusion therapy treatment from business partner and saxophonist Roy Molloy and longtime bandmate, guitarist and bassist Justin Nijssen. Soon, he escapes into a dreamy sequence filmed on location at the St. Ann & The Holy Trinity Church in Brooklyn Heights, New York.

“K Hole” is set to appear on Oxy Music when it arrives on March 11th. The first new record from Alex Cameron since 2019’s Miami Memory, the record is described as a collection of tales that come from a place of optimism, albeit filtered through his own personal lens. As such, the record focuses on those who exist outside of the system, with close attention to the sort of self-destructive journey a person cane take themselves on should the circumstances present themselves.

“The album is a story, a work of fiction, mostly from the perspective of a man,” Cameron explains. “Starved of meaningful purpose, confused about the state of the world, and in dire need of a reason to live – a person can, and according to the latest statistics, increasingly will, turn to opioids. This is one of those people.”

Cameron is set to kick off a European and North American tour later this month, while he’ll also bring back his Alcamathon for the album’s release, live-streaming via Vans Channel 66 from 9am-11am AEDT on March 12th.

Alex Cameron’s “K Hole” is out now, while new album Oxy Music will be released on March 11th via Secretly Canadian, with pre-orders available now.