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Summer Camp announce new album, Romantic Comedy

By | Published on Thursday 9 January 2020

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Summer Camp have announced that they will release their first album since 2015’s ‘Bad Love’ next month. Titled ‘Romantic Comedy’, it also serves as the soundtrack to a new documentary of the same name directed by the duo’s Elizabeth Sankey.

The latest single from the record is ‘Women In Love’, about which the duo say: “‘Women In Love’ is about falling for a woman who is packed full of idiosyncrasies and complexity”.

“Obviously the ‘manic pixie dream girl’ trope of rom coms has been discussed in great detail, but for us this song is less about those more modern heroines, and more about the classic rom com queens who completely befuddle and complicate the lives of the men who are attracted to them”, they go on.

“It’s Katharine Hepburn in ‘Bringing Up Baby’, Marilyn Monroe in ‘Some Like It Hot’, and Goldie Hawn in ‘The Housesitter’. It’s about how their love interests feel so lucky to be adored by such strange, complicated, and surprising women”.

Listen to ‘Women In Love’ here.

As well as songs featured in and inspired by the ‘Romantic Comedy’ documentary, the album will also feature portions of an instrumental score written by the other half of the duo, Jeremy Walmsley, as well as audio snippets of the film itself.

The documentary, by the way, is “a painfully honest love letter that both celebrates and skewers the way romance has historically been portrayed in cinema, and how these depictions have affected the way the audience conducts and pursues their own relationships”.

Here’s a trailer: