Camryn Quinlan is part of Acapop! KIDS (created by the founders of Pentatonix). Currently comprised of 25 talented young performers from across the nation, the group delivers acapella versions of current and classic hits. Camryn can be seen as the leading vocalist for recent Acapop! KIDS releases of Breathin by Ariana Grande, Without Me by Halsey and more. In addition to singing, Camryn also writes her own music and plays the ukulele, guitar, piano and drums. Camryn wrote and released her first original single “Better Days” at just 10-years old to bring awareness to teen suicide prevention. At 13 years old, Camryn’s latest single is called “Ain’t No Second Chance.” Check out her interview with YEM here!
Young Entertainment Mag: What is Acapop! KIDS?
Camryn Quinlan: Acapop! KIDS is a group of kids who harmonize and make their own music just with their voices. It’s called acapella.
YEM: How did you get involved in Acapop! KIDS?
Camryn: My mom saw an online audition so I thought it would be fun to try it.
YEM: Have you gotten to meet Pentatonix, what is their involvement?
Camryn: I have met Scott Hoying a couple of times. Scott is one of the creators/producers. I did see Pentatonix in concert at MSG in NYC. They were incredible.
YEM: What has been your favorite thing about Acapop! KIDS so far?
Camryn: My favorite thing has been meeting all of the cast members and making the videos. It’s really fun to be on set.
YEM: What has been your favorite song to cover?
Camryn: My favorite song was “Breathin” by Ariana Grande. I am such a huge fan of hers.
YEM: You also have your own sound, what genre would you put yourself in?
Camryn: I consider my sound to be Soul/Pop, so I would say Pop or R&B.
YEM: Who are some of your influencers?
Camryn: I love Ariana Grande, Tyler the Creator, Khalid, Alicia Keys and Bruno Mars.
YEM: How have you been keeping your craft alive during this time?
Camryn: I have been writing a lot, taking a lot of music lessons on Facetime, and recording music for Acapop! KIDS.
YEM: Your song Better Days is to bring awareness to Teen Suicide, can you talk a little about why that’s important to you?
Camryn: It is important to me because I think that mental illness should be normalized and not something we should be afraid to talk about. A lot of people suffer with a mental illness and we should bring awareness to this matter because it is very serious.
YEM: What’s your new song, Ain’t No Second Chance, about?
Camryn: My new song is about relationships and friendships that don’t work out and how to just except that not everyone who comes into your life is meant to stay.
YEM: What would you like to happen to your career going forward?
Camryn: I hope to release either an album or EP soon!