Camp Cope have released their highly-anticipated third album Running with the Hurricane.
Named after the Redgum song of the same name – a nod to Maq’s late father – lead single ‘Running with the Hurricane’ is all about going through it and getting through it, about hitting rock bottom and discovering, as Maq’s soaring vocals command, “the only way out is up”. Fittingly, the title track encapsulates the album’s key theme of overcoming tension and finding light at the end of the tunnel, “I push through the pain, running with the hurricane”.
Four years on from their last full-length release, Running with the Hurricane breathes growth for the trio, both personally and professionally, and sees Camp Cope older, wiser, and more at peace with the world. Running with the Hurricane reflects on faltered romances, secret crushes and vibrating with the confidence that makes you feel like you’re on fire. It’s about taking comfort in knowing who you are, feeling yourself and returning, always, to the city of Melbourne. If Camp Cope’s self-titled debut (2016) was the spark, and How To Socialise & Make Friends (2018) was the fire, Running with the Hurricane is Camp Cope in the calm after the storm. As Maq describes it, “The first record was us diving into whatever Camp Cope created, the second album was us when we were in the thick of it, and then this album is about how we’ve come out the other side. And we’ve come out stronger, more loving, more peaceful and better friends.”
Release: March 25, 2022, Poison City Records