“Cameo Lover” is a song by New Zealand singer-songwriter and guitarist Kimbra from her debut studio album, Vows. The song was released in New Zealand and Australia as the album’s second single on 29 March 2011. At the ARIA Music Awards of 2011 Kimbra won ‘Best Female Artist’ for the single, and it was nominated for ‘Best Video’. The song, written by Kimbra, was nominated for ‘Song of the Year’ at the 2012 APRA Music Awards.
On 15 July 2011, the song won the 2011 Vanda & Young Songwriting Competition, with the third song, “Somebody That I Used to Know“, by Gotye. Earlier that year, Gotye had first noticed Kimbra when both were short-listed as finalists for the competition. Gotye subsequently invited Kimbra to feature as the lead female vocalist on his recording of “Somebody That I Used to Know“.
The song was free on iTunes for the week of 22 May 2012.