“Until there’s nothing left” helped her take ownership of her sexuality
Camthe last single from “Until there’s nothing left“, tells the dramatic, sweeping story of a devouring love – but the singer says that when she first wrote the song, she was a little hesitant about it.
“I felt a little embarrassed by the sexy side of those words! Cam admits to The Boot, crisp. “Which is so funny, because in real life I’m going to have quickies in the backseat with my husband. It’s not out of the normal range.”
Although female country artists have been singing about sex – and pushing the boundaries of what is considered an acceptable subject for a country song – for decades, there has still been an imbalance between how male and female artists can sing. that part of their life. “As women it’s stranger for us to say it out loud, and there are a lot of rules,” Cam recalls, adding that she got on her nerves about the song with a strong female influence in her personal life: her grandmother.
“She was, like, my ultimate role model, and I feel like thinking about her got me through that,” the singer continues. “She was the one who told me about sex when I was 12. She said, ‘Cameron Marvel, sex is like a milkshake. Once you have it, you will always have it. desire.’
“You know, if my grandmother can own her sexuality, I can own my sexuality, “Cam continues.” So I kind of got past that. And I’m so glad I did, because I’ve performed it a few times live, and it sounds so good. “
It’s no wonder the song strikes a chord with so many listeners. Navigating the often confrontational and ever-changing relationship with sexuality, body image, and beauty standards is a big part of being a woman; in fact, it’s just a big part of being Human. Like many of her fans, Cam has undergone changes in her relationship with her body on a personal level, most recently due to giving birth to her first child, Lucy, in December. She says it was during her pregnancy that she first learned to appreciate her body for exactly what it is – not for what it “should” be.
“During my pregnancy, this was probably the first time that I honored the way I felt and looked and felt like it was okay,” Cam reveals. “All your life you have been told to look the right way, to eat the right way. So being pregnant is a bit sad to say, but it was the first time that I fully accepted everything. I was hungry, no matter what my body looked like, it was like, “Oh, this is all for a purpose, and exactly how it should be.”
“It was incredible for me,” she continues. “Even though I still have moments – because your body looks different after giving birth – but it’s still postponed, most of the time. I don’t know if it’s your child looking at you and thinking. that you are awesome, but I definitely have the feeling of “I’m really beautiful and I’m really badass.” “
These feelings of power and freedom can be found in the music video for “Till There’s Nothing Left”, which Cam filmed while she was eight months pregnant. Set in a western saloon at the end of the world, the clip doubles as all the cinematic drama of finding love at the epicenter of an apocalypse.
“There’s that sexy side that’s a bit of a teenager; that’s how I felt when I walked out of my house to go kiss my boyfriend with the parked car,” the singer said of the video. “There is this urgency that if you don’t proclaim your love for someone, they might just disappear.”
With the cast of characters populating the saloon, Cam relishes every pleasure on Earth – even though, as in his video’s storyline, this world is coming to an end.
“I thought it would be pretty fun to be in a group of people who say, ‘I mean, shit. We’re going to party,'” she adds. “The world can end at some point. Let’s have a good time.”
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