Camilla's debut album, Give Me A Moment, is out now!
You can listen to her singles, Give Me A Moment, Stranger, Sä Oot Mun Koti and the full album here on your preferred streaming platform:
Camilla Bäckman is a singer, violinist, and songwriter from Helsinki, Finland. Her background is in classical violin, but she came to realize, at a very young age, that she was also a singer and a storyteller. She has now pubished her debut album of original music called “Give Me A Moment,” produced by Eddie and Justy Productions in Nashville. The album has been recorded at Nashville’s legendary RCA Studios.
Camilla’s music is folkish pop with cinematic instrumental colors. The songs on “Give Me A Moment” are in both English and Finnish and tell stories of the many sides of love. She plays violin, guitar, and piano on the album, which also includes incredible musician friends from around the world, including some of Nashville's finest, her Cirque du Soleil friends, and renowned Finnish musicians like Kantele artist Maija Kauhanen.
All of Camilla’s songs, no matter the instrumentation, come straight from her heart.
Most recently, Camilla ran off to join the circus, touring North America with VOLTA by Cirque du Soleil as lead singer, violinist, and an on-stage character from 2017 to 2020. She is the first Finnish singer ever to join Cirque and the experience was life changing, playing in 15 cities and over a thousand shows, with guests like Christina Aguilera, members of Queen, and former U.S. President Jimmy Carter in the audience. During the tours of VOLTA, Camilla also had the opportunity to perform the USA National Anthem before many professional sports contests with teams like the LA Lakers and the San Jose Sharks. But most importantly, she now has “circus family” all over the world, along with some unforgettable memories. You can listen to the VOLTA album here, music by M83.
What you didn't know
In addition to her lifetime love of music, Camilla has discovered a love for acting. In San Francisco in 2018, she discovered a wonderful, close-knit, acting community at the Beverly Hills Playhouse, which later evolved into ZA Studios, led by directors Robert Zimmerman and Peter Allas. She continued studies with them in Los Angeles and later remotely from Finland during the pandemic. You might have heard Camilla voice-acting in cartoons in Finnish, such as the role of Vi in Arcane (Netflix), Princess Mal in The Descendants - The Royal Wedding (Disney) and in numerous Disney movie choirs.
What is up now
In 2014, Camilla participated in The Voice of Finland, making it all the way to the live rounds. She was called back on request, to participate in The Voice of Finland All Stars, which was shown on Finnish TV in the Fall 2021.
She also prepares for her album release concert for 9th November 2022 in Musiikkiteatteri Kapsäkki, Helsinki, and continues to write - of course. Forever and always.