A heavy-hearted acceptance of love that comes in many different shades, Melbourne power-emo trio Camp Cope have shared their latest single ‘Blue’. Released via Run For Cover Records, the track is the band’s first piece of new music in three years and despite its softer sound, it rings with the same raw charm the trio have cultivated on their previous releases.
Since sharing their second album How To Socialise & Make Friends in 2018, Georgia Maq (vocals/guitar), Kelly-Dawn Hellmrich (bass) and Sarah Thompson (drums) have been working on their third album at their own pace, partly influenced by the global COVID-19 pandemic but also by changes to their careers and living arrangements. Taking time to reflect on and accept these changes meant Camp Cope were able to do what they do best – write cathartic and earnest tunes that provide joy and relief for their listeners.
New offering ‘Blue’ is a bittersweet contemplation on what it’s like to love and be loved in the midst of depression. Tapping into the chasm that’s left by the disconnection that mental illness can bring, ‘Blue’ doesn’t cushion listeners from the reality of depression, but it does gently remind them there’s still love in the world – even if they’re struggling to feel it in the present moment.
Listen to ‘Blue’ below.
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