Riley Owens has released his new single titled ‘Camino’. An alternative to the mainstream from that first guitar chord, what you get here is a laid back track with bravado and subtle hooks with sounds of innovation bleeding through the speakers matched with Riley’s original vocals. This is where music should be headed.
Nashville-based guitarist, producer, and singer Riley Owens has just released his latest track, “Camino.” What began as a casual improvisation turned into a lyrically rich and guitar-guided track about the abrupt end of a relationship. Catchy grooves paired with buoyant melodies make this song an infectious hit.
“I had been dating this girl, she was telling me about her day while I was noodling around on her guitar. I had that feeling ‘I need to record this right now,’ so I quickly started a voice memo. Moments later she sat down and told me she didn’t want to see me anymore. I went home, dropped that voice memo into Ableton, and “Camino” was born,” describes Owens. Through playful guitar and dynamic vocals that shift from delicate to commanding, Owens takes listeners on a journey of the ups and downs of recovering from the end of a relationship. “Camino” is now available to stream and download worldwide.
The name, “Camino,” stems from Camino Cielo in Santa Barbara. “I was living in Santa Barbara in the fall of 2020. I would head up to the mountains every day to write music. I need that kind of isolation to be honest with myself when I’m hunting for lyrics,” Owens explains. He ultimately relocated to Nashville to finish writing and producing his upcoming record, Emergence. While Music City is his home base these days, “the sound of Santa Barbara will live forever in this track,” he describes.
A multi-instrumentalist and record producer, Riley Owens was born and raised in Syracuse, New York, and studied Musicology at Cornell University before moving to California to pursue a career in music. Primarily a guitar player and singer, he writes and records all the instruments in his home studio. “Camino” was written and produced by Owens alongside co-producer Cyrus Elia. Elia completed the vision by guiding the production and arrangement, while drummer Francis Valentino was brought in to round out the rhythm section.
Riley Owens is a multi-instrumentalist record producer. Born and raised in Syracuse, NY, Owens studied Musicology at Cornell University before moving to California to pursue a career in music. After some time in Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, Owens relocated to Nashville to finish writing and producing his upcoming record, Emergence.
Primarily a singer and guitar player, Riley self-produces his music with help of multi-instrumentalist and producer Cyrus Elia. Owens writes and records nearly all of the instruments in his home studio, with Elia completing the vision by adding additional production and arrangement.