Camp Cope share new music video for ‘Sing Your Heart Out

Camp Cope share new music video for ‘Sing Your Heart Out’:


From their ‘Running With The Hurricane’ LP – released this year:
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“Running With The Hurricane is golden and soulful, tender and huge-hearted” – The Guardian

“as receptive and unflinching as ever” – New York Times

“in the band’s quieter moments, singer Georgia Maq’s honest introspection feels just as powerful” – NPR

“Distinct, crooning and softly beautiful” – DIY Mag ★★★★

“it’s heart and soul that shines through… They’ve never been better.” – Upset ★★★★★

“Camp Cope ask: Can softness be as invigorating as fury?” – Pitchfork (7.8/10)

“this is music that knows its own power yet wields it graciously, both sonically and lyrically”
– Kerrang! (4/5)

“An intimate collection of tender-hearted indie rock” – Rolling Stone (3.5/5)

Photo by Nick Mckk

Aussie treasures Camp Cope today share their latest music video of ‘Running With The Hurricane’ LP closing track, Sing Your Heart Out, edited by Natalie van den Dungen.

Previously archived in Camp Cope’s US TV debut on CBS Saturday Morning earlier this year, the ‘Sing Your Heart Out visual ties together the song’s core message of love in all its varied forms, originally spawned from an unassuming connection between Camp Cope and Frightened Rabbit“Anyone who knows me knows how much Frightened Rabbit means to me, I think I hold the title of most FR tattoos on my body (6)” shares vocalist Georgia Maq.

“When Camp Cope first flew to the U.S, I departed the plane and connected to LAX wifi, and in my message requests was a message from someone I didn’t know called Simon Liddell. In the message, he told me that he had shown Scott Camp Cope before he passed and that Scott had a lot of nice things to say about it. I burst into tears on the spot. So when we went to Scotland, I invited Simon and his girlfriend to our show, they came along and we’ve been friends ever since. During tours and then lockdowns Simon would send me bits of music he’d written for me to play with, he sent me a little piano part and it became the first half of Sing Your Heart Out,” she continues.

Simon Liddell, former member of Frightened Rabbit explains, “Sharing music and collaborating remotely was a great way to stay connected with friends during lockdown. I sent Georgia a rough piano sketch which she developed into such a beautiful song – I was thrilled that I could play a small part in this album by one of my favourite bands.”

Amplifying the crescendo in ‘Sing Your Heart Out’ “there is so much love, so many different types of love”, the music video depicts a myriad of depictions of love across Georgia MaqSarah Thompson and Kelly-Dawn Hellmrich’s worlds: Georgia’s enduring fandom of Frightened Rabbit, Thomo’s cat of 18 years Veebs and new kitten Jennifer, and Kelly’s newborn son, of which she recently spoke to InStyle Magazine about the complexities of motherhood, miscarriage, pregnancy on tour and more.

Brought together by their enduring love for each other, the music video threads together Georgia, Thomo and Kelly through their eras as a Camp Cope time capsule with footage lifted from Pitchfork Festival Chicago 2022, their 2018 headline show at the iconic Sydney Opera House, and recent performance at The Forum where they were joined by Courtney BarnettAngie McMahonJulia JacklinJacob Diamond and Fred Leone to bring ‘Sing Your Heart Out‘ to life.

In the wake of their recent US tour, including support slots with Lucy Dacus‘Running With The Hurricane’, Camp Cope’s third LP, arrived in March to a steady stream of global acclaim. Tastemakers worldwide revelled in the group’s empowering embrace of new sonic and lyrical ground, and the album was nominated for the Australian Music Prize, lauded as “Camp Cope’s most complex and accomplished record yet. It’s somehow both raw and polished, with layered vocals and a fuller sound than their previous offerings. Lyrically, still as powerful as ever.”

Throughout the album’s ten tracks, Camp Cope trade searing vocals and fierce riffs for pianos, multi-instruments, harmonies and more breathing new growth for the trio personally and professionally – older, wiser, and more at peace with the world. Following their critically acclaimed album ‘How to Socialise & Make Friends’ (2018), ‘Running With The Hurricane’ reflects faltered romances and secret crushes, vibrating with assured confidence. If Camp Cope‘s self-titled debut (2016) was the spark, and ‘How to Socialise & Make Friends’ was the fire, ‘Running With The Hurricane’ is Camp Cope in the calm after the storm.

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Founded in Melbourne over home job tattoos, Camp Cope – Georgia Maq (songwriter, vocals, piano, acoustic & electric guitar), Kelly-Dawn Hellmrich (lead bass guitar) and Sarah Thompson (drums & percussion) – have been a force since the release of their self-titled debut album Camp Cope (2016). Their critically-acclaimed follow-up How to Socialise & Make Friends (2018) debuted at #6 on the ARIA Charts with incredible international acclaim including NPR (“Every unpolished moment stuns with turn-of-age earnestness”), The New Yorker (“The words, as raw as the band’s nervy energy, spill out as though she’s been holding them in forever”) and The Guardian (“In 20 years, young women especially will approach her and thank Camp Cope for encouraging them to pick up a guitar and tell their own stories”). Widely loved both in Australia and abroad and the album’s galvanising lead single, ‘The Opener’, shook up the Australian music industry.

Both global and personal circumstances prompted Camp Cope’s change of perspective when work on Running With The Hurricane began in late 2019 – but when the pandemic struck a few months later, it forced a hiatus. The world had stopped and suddenly, there was no rush to get an album out and head back on the road. The trio got to just create art for art’s sake, without worrying about how it would perform. But it wasn’t just time Camp Cope had on their side.

Running With The Hurricane finds the trio more confident and more skilled than ever before. Making the album the band knew their instruments like the backs of their hands; they were assured enough to ask for what they wanted in the studio. After years of fierce friendship and often relentless tour schedules, they had become innately comfortable as collaborators. Together they levelled up their skills, approach and sound. The resulting sound is still recognisably Camp Cope, just a little softer, a bit more relaxed and much more refined. Running With The Hurricane is an album concerned more with creating beauty than noise and, undoubtedly, is their strongest work yet.