Melbourne three-piece Camp Cope have shared their first-ever music video. It’s for the title track to their new album Running with the Hurricane, which came out earlier this year via Run For Cover Records. The clip was directed by James J. Robinson and Rachael Morrow and shot in Australia on Wurundjeri land. Watch it below.
“It’s like a moment in time for us as a band,” Camp Cope commented in a statement. “We were getting ready to fly out to the US for our first international tour since the pandemic started. Kelly is six months pregnant in it and keeps rocking out. Jenny, who has started playing guitar live with us graciously said yes to being in it. We really wanted to capture the energy of the song, and that sometimes the only way out is up. And who doesn’t like to get dressed up and do funny things with leaf blowers all day?”
The video’s directors added: “We love Camp Cope because sonically they can pull you out of a spiral of self-doubt, using both vulnerability and power as their weapons. With the video, we wanted to translate that to a visual language: walking the fine line between being candid but intentional, empowering but sincere, serious but also very not-serious. We wanted to try and capture even a percentage of the song’s superpower – the reminder that you’re going to be okay, even though it feels like the world’s collapsing around you.”
Camp Cope are set to embark on a North American tour, which kicks off in Boston on July 8 and concludes in Los Angeles on August 3. Read about the inspirations behind Running with the Hurricane in our interview with the band.