Fife singer set to release new pop country anthem

Fife musician Cameron Barnes is bringing fans an unforgettable pop country anthem with the release of his new single Old Friend, out June 4.

Friday, 14th May 2021, 9:54 am
Cammy Barnes.

The track travelled from Cameron’s hometown of Methil, to Glasgow, onto Nashville and then home again during its creation. The result is a rousing pop-rock song that marries a healthy dose of Tennessee charm with Scottish heart.

Cameron enlisted the mastering genius of US-based Ted Jensen who has worked with The Eagles, Green Day and Norah Jones, to bring his vision for Old Friend to life.

Old Friend sees Cammy explore a personal tale of childhood friendship and how best friends can grow apart but despite this, a lasting bond remains that means you can always reach out to one another for help.

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Recorded in March 2021 by Scott Wood (Skerryvore) at Oak Ridge Studios in Glasgow, the new single features Charlotte Printer (bass), Jamie McGrory (drums), Mhairi Marwick (strings), Marco Cafolla (keys), Scott Wood (whistles), Jamie Adamson (guitar) and Naomi Stirrat (backing vocals), alongside Philippe Bronchtein (steel) who added his sound remotely from across the pond. Cameron can be heard on acoustic guitar, with his distinct, warm and spirited vocals front and centre.

He said: “The story behind this track is very personal to me and it took me around two years to finish and get the sentiment just right. It’s about how sometimes best friends grow apart and can go down a bad path and need a little help. I wanted to share the message that it’s OK to ask for help and reach out. I felt it was really important to share this and hope people can relate with the concept and get comfort from the song.

“Having the track sent to Nashville and finished there was massive for me – there was no better place to send it than the home of country music and I’m chuffed with the result. I’m so excited to let people hear Old Friend and to see how it’s received.”

This new material from Cameron Barnes marks an exciting next chapter for the accomplished singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and actor.

Old Friend will be available to download and stream on June 4 and is available to pre-order now at