Falkirk teenager Cameron Ledwidge set to release new single after The Voice UK experience
After achieving success on ITV’s hit TV show The Voice UK, 18 year-old Cameron Ledwidge from Denny is set to release his new single where his newly strengthened vocal chords will be out on full show.
He is hoping that he can move onto the global stages with his upcoming song release ‘Sometimes in Love – Acoustic Version.’ since being on The Voice where he was part of Team Anne-Marie.
Reflecting on his TV experience, 18 year old Cameron said: "After my experience on The Voice, the whole of Denny was really supportive.
"I thought it would be good to put out a song which shows me and style and the message I’m trying to put across.”
On Saturday night, Cameron was eliminated in the battles round of the competition after performing Ed Sheeran and Khalid’s ‘Beautiful People’ with fellow team member, Leona.
"I felt the battle didn’t really show off the songs that I get behind,’ said Cameron, “It was a bit different from what I choose to do so it’s now great to focus on my own music and style.”
"I’ve always written music and songs online, but I had never done anything in person or a gig – apart from the odd one at the dala day or at school so it was literally right in at the deep end on national television.
"The world class band and vocal coaches and really influential stars and contestants allowed me to take it all in and learn more about the music business.
Cameron said his vocals strengthened as a result of being on the show.
"It’s like I’ve gonee through puberty!” he added, “My voice just sounds clearer and deeper.”
Former headboy at Denny High School, Cameron initially wrote his song Sometimes in Love in the first lockdown, before discussing what would happen with covid and the prom on a zoom call with the headteacher.
He said: "This is about how something is finished - whether that be love or a friendship - and it comes to grips with you still holding on to that but you want to let go.”
To improve the sound quality, Cameron teamed up with Falkirk sound engineer, Barry Fram,e who founded the Denny Christmas Recording Project and works as a tutor at Forth Valley College.
"Listening to this acoustic version, it’s like you are in an empty theatre and you can hear every sound around you.” said Cameron, "Barry added some violin in the chorus which just totally lifts the emotions in it and gives depth to the song.”
Cameron has three songs out at the moment and has donated all his earnings - £250 in total - to mental health charities in Falkirk and across Scotland.
"I’ve obviously had negative comments with The Voice because that’s what happens if you go on TV, but people have been able to respond with ‘Be Kind.’”
‘Be Kind’ can be seen on the cover of his new song and he hopes that those who listen to it will remember this phrase and help fill the world with more kindness and positivity.
Sometimes in Love will be released on midnight, Friday March 5 and will be available to download via Spotify, Apple music and other streaming platforms.