Jeremy Warmsley and Elizabeth Sankey never wanted to go public. The two old friends only tinkered around with a few covers at first. “We just did it and put it online under a fake name. We didn’t want our friends to know we did it because we were embarrassed. We never expected the songs to get huge.” But with a cult following that loves basking in the vintage flair, Summer Camp is well out in public now with songs like “Young” and “Ghost Train”. The duo never really went to a proper summer camp, rather they draw from the ideals and old commercial footage of all they have/had to offer. Their newest pair of songs take a side-step off that nostalgic track a bit and feature two contrasting emotions front and center with plenty of bright, glossy production behind them.
“I Want You” is as simplistic and bold as they get: a person really really (over) wanting another. It stutters and staggers with synth, struggling to decide which is focal point: Sankey’s words or the distorted, horror flick soundtrack behind them.
“Better Off Without You” spins and leaps into another time, when the girl doesn’t want you anymore, and savagely tells you so with a catchy song and her best gals performing a choreographed hand jive in the background. Sankey’s voice is the best its ever been on this track; high and lofty.