We followed Camylio around the city for a month, which included opening for Dean Lewis, visiting his old college campus, and working on his new single, “Monsters.”
Sitting inside the green room, a private lounge at Webster Hall where artists can chill and conduct their pre-show rituals before going on stage, Camylio faced a dilemma.
"Should I split the set with a joke in the middle?" he asked his agent. “Or just get to singing, no talking?”
The faint sound of an anxious crowd lingered on the background, but inside these walls, it’s all smiles and laughter. Lio – as those close to him call him – reminisced about the chain of events that led to this moment.
After yet another one of his TikToks went viral, Camylio got an unexpected phone call from one of his idols, Dean Lewis. In the video recorded by his mom, he received an invitation to open for a series of shows in Dean’s North American tour, which also featured Forest Blakk. A stunned Camylio agreed right away, not knowing that the next month would shake up his life in more ways than one.
Two weeks later, he was now preparing to take the stage for the first show in the series. Not even the unexpected torrent outside could put a damp on his mood. He’s excited, even though it’s not the first time he performed live in New York. A couple months ago, he did a show a couple of blocks down, at the Mercury Lounge.