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- Cammy Enaharo plays a set at Parcel 5 for Rochester Fringe on Sept. 25, 2021.
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- The cover art for "Real Love" by Cammy Enaharo.
“I wrote ‘Real Love’ on a mandocello that I was borrowing from Bernunzio Uptown Music during quarantine,” Enaharo says. “I listened to the voice memo on my phone after forgetting about it for a while and it made me cry. That doesn't usually happen, so I decided to keep it for myself.”
Enaharo worked on the track with producer Noah Almekinder, who’s become the scene’s “go-to producer” for eccentric and oddball punk releases.
The lyrics are deeply confessional throughout. In the chorus, Enaharo sings, “But you wait for it and disappoint yourself / Yeah, you wait for it, for a broken shell.” The single’s moody and intimate atmosphere pairs gorgeously with the sonorous acoustics and honest songwriting.
Joe Massaro is a freelance writer for CITY. Feedback on this article can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.