Camp Cope have continued to hype up their highly-anticipated second album How To Socialise & Make Friends by releasing the record’s title track.
The second single to be pulled from the album (following on from ‘The Opener’) was recorded in just three takes at Holes And Corners in South Melbourne, and sees frontwoman Georgia Maq tell a story of independence in the face of rough times.
Song Review of Camp Cope - How To Socialise & Make Friends by Thomas Bleach
It has been four years since we have had new music from Missy Higgins so it’s about time the true Australian indie-pop favourite releases something new. And I mean, talk about a comeback! Along with the two new singles the singer-songwriter has also announced she will be joining Ed Sheeran on his massive stadium tour of Australia in March as well as embarking on a headlining theatre tour in May. “Futon Couch” is quite different to anything she has released in the past and hears her heading towards a heavier pop focus. With her alternative roots still in tact she transforms her sound with a slick indie-pop polish that will have you wanting to spin around, dance and maybe even run through a field. The euphoric and romantic track recounts the first time she met her husband while she was sitting on a futon couch in her friends living room. The story is told perfectly and will have you gushing and feeling all giddy. The production is all euphoric which fittingly ties into the story while her vocals have never sounded so positive and bright before. Second single “49 Candles” delivers something a little different with a politically charged storyline that questions the events that are going on in the world. The moody production highlights the serious undertone of the song and uplifts it to give it that empowerful sound. She still knows how to write a killer hook that will be stuck in your head for hours and this song is no different. Compared to the lead single the contrast of the different emotions is impressive and is quite cinematic. I am very intrigued to hear how the rest of the album will compare and uplift the vulnerability she has already shared.
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