Melbourne’s Camp Cope have announced their sophomore album How To Socialise & Make Friends will be released on Friday, March 2. This follows the release of first single The Opener last month. Hopefully we’ll hear a few tracks previewed at their upcoming Falls Downtown set in January.
How To Socialise & Make Friends anchors on the cycles of life, loss and growth through resilience and those moments of finding and being yourself. The title track and Animal and Real celebrate the joys of being an independent unit and knowing who you are without any influence from external factors. On Anna and Sagan-Indiana it speaks to the non-romantic love felt towards friends.
A raw account of sexual assault and the feelings of isolation that follow is painted on The Face of God. Album closer I’ve Got You shows vocalist and guitarist Georgia Maq singing of her late father’s battle with cancer and their close friendship that prevails, even in death.
Camp Cope’s second album How To Socialise & Make Friends out Friday, March 2. Listen to first single The Opener below, and catch them at Falls Downtown on January 6-7 at the Fremantle Oval Precinct.