Kameron Marlowe Releases His “F You” To The Music Industry With Candid New Single, “Take Me Home”

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I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again – don’t overlook Kameron Marlowe.

The guy is new to the scene, but well on the rise and is truly one of the best vocal talents I’ve heard live in quite some time. His debut album, We Were Cowboys, was released last summer and is still one I play often. It also snagged one of my personal top spots for best albums last year with a lot of other great contenders in the mix.

I can’t say enough, but if you’re still here reading you need to take a couple of minutes to listen to Kameron’s newest single, “Take Me Home (Voice Note).”

In a podcast interview recently, Kameron alluded to the possibility of dropping the track this month and shared that the inspiration for the song came from a time of darkness at the end of 2022:

“It’s gonna be a song that’s a little bit more dear to my heart, that I was kind of in a dark spot when I wrote it, and it’s called ‘Take Me Home To Carolina.’

It was written right at the end of the year around CMAs, and I was just kinda pissed… it’s kind of an ‘F you’ to the industry. I learned a lot about myself when I was writing it.”

And his sneak peek is definitely on par with the song he released.

The stripped-down acoustic track gives off a melancholy tone of defeat, while also giving that stubborn sense of self that Kameron’s music has reflected before.

It’s both a “this sucks” and a “you suck” juxtaposed together, so if you’re a fan of “Money Ain’t $hit” from his debut album, then this song falls in similar step.

Kameron reveals the complete disdain he has for the industry surrounding country music while also loving to write and perform the actual music – a sentiment that many artists share and have begun being candid about in their lyrics.

Here’s a snippet from “Take Me Home” that encompasses the entire premise of the song in one powerful verse:

“Take these gold plaques off the Sheetrock
Give all my guitars away
I’m tired of pouring out my soul for songs that they don’t wanna play
I know I’m just getting started in this godforsaken war
But take me home to Carolina
I don’t wanna be here anymore…”


The song expresses Kameron’s hatred for the money focus of music, the endless contracts, and the tiresome opinions. He even goes as far as to say that he feels like all the buildings are just “hollow floors” of people who think “they know wrong from right.”

He adds on Instagram:

“What you’re hearing is a song I wrote in 30 mins at my house in Nashville after getting a call that just left me feeling empty inside. I never thought I’d release this let alone the day of recording I did on my phone. This business is hard and there are so many highs and lows, a ton of comparison on not feeling like you’re doing enough fast enough.

It’s like with any job you think you know what you’re getting into you have this fabricated image in your head but once you’re in it it’s not what you thought.

I feel like so many can relate because how many times have you just wanted to give up and go home but you don’t you keep fighting because you know deep down it’s what you’re meant to do

My team has been with me through it all and the Nashville community is truly special and I’m grateful for those who have supported me since the beginning and really I wouldn’t be here without all my fans.

I’m good now, but damn what a ride it’s been here’s to being vulnerable and hopefully one of y’all can relate to this in one way or another.”

Kameron referred to this one as his “F you” to the corporate piece of making music, and it wasn’t a let down on that front.

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock