Toronto's Cam Kahin Signs to Dine Alone Records, Shares New Single

"compass" marks his debut release for the indie label

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BY Megan LaPierrePublished Oct 27, 2022

Toronto-based musician and producer Cam Kahin is officially the latest to join indie mecca Dine Alone Records' roster. He's sharing the news alongside "compass," his punchy debut single for the label.

Described by the artist as a "bright, fast-paced song about trying to get the people around you to recognize your self-destructive behaviour," the new single comes with an accompanying music video directed by Lebni Thodakee Avitia (Heirmanos) that mixes two years' worth of studio footage and clips from a recent DIY show.

"I've known Cam since he was in 11th grade (thanks to my younger brother), shot one of his first music videos, and stayed friends ever since," the director said in a statement. "To see his growth, and talent rise the way it has, has been truly amazing. From the very beginning, Cam had always told me he doesn't know what else he would be doing in life if it wasn't music. I think you get a sense of that hunger, passion, and longing when you watch this video."

Avitia added, "You also get a glimpse into the beautiful people that we get to surround ourselves with, which I think is the real success story. Life can be difficult,  but I can truly say that music is what guides Cam through his tough times, and you can hear that within his lyrics. I basically wanted to share what I think is the beginning of an amazing journey."

Kahin has already shared stages with the likes of Cautious Clay, Inhaler and the Crawlers, and is set to perform during Dine Alone's showcase at M for Montreal next month with AVIV, New West and Exclaim! New Faves alum Edwin Raphael.

Watch the video for "compass" below.


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