TAMPA (FOX 13) - A Lutz-raised singer-songwriter is on a fast rise to stardom after her debut single and music video have been featured by Billboard.com and Time magazine.
The video for Camille Trust's song "Move On" is simple and beautiful, sometimes explicit, and also raw, emotional, and heartbreaking.
Her take on ending a relationship might be the beginning of her transition into the mainstream.
"That was the one song that got everybody really touched and kind of changed the energy of the room," Trust said. "You feel, on the inside, chaotic, so I kind of wanted to express that physically."
Trust grew up in Lutz. She was a member of the Tampa-based, all-girls song and dance ensemble Entertainment Revue.
After college, she made the move to New York.
"I started auditioning for musicals but didn't feel that was my vocal style so then I just started writing my own music and singing in other people's bands in order to make money and singing backup for other artists," Trust remembers.
Now, the cover for her EP, "No Other Way," is on display at the Tampa recording studio where she got her feet wet.
"It's an honor to be on this wall. It's a big deal," she said, pointing to the cover featuring a photo of herself standing in the busy crosswalk of New York City's 5th Avenue.
The video is simple, allowing Trust's powerful vocals to be the central focus of the piece. A solo, contemporary dance performance adds emotional and physical depth to the performance.
With her first song and music video, Trust hopes her message is clear: She doesn't want to be just another polished pop star.
"I really am inspired by passionate performers like Janis Joplin and James Brown and Etta James and singers that you can really feel what they're singing," Trust explained.
As for what's next, Trust says she's trusting her instincts and will continue to carve her own path to success.
"I'm so ready and excited to see what's next," she said.