We now know this: Summer Camp are not reclusive Swedes from the 80s, but in fact Jeremy Warmsley and Platform Editor Elizabeth Sankey.
We also now know there’s this single which is really really good, and painfully few songs on their MySpace that hint at a band who are versed in creating the kind of hazy music that you can quite happily get lost amongst this summer. ‘Ghost Train’ is such a song.
As with Summer Camp’s other tracks ‘Ghost Train’ begins with a line from another ’80s movie classic. This time Cameron Crowe’s, Say Anything…. “I’m sorry, it’s just you’re a really nice guy, and we don’t wanna see you get hurt” before the response, “I wanna get hurt!”. While ‘Ghost Train’ isn’t homage to the film, it does share themes of interactions and potentially putting distance between them.
It has that traversing landscapes aura about it. Coupled with overtones of adolescent long distance relationships, struggling to exist via poor connections and cross-country trains amid changing seasons. It’s a sweet and airy chug along with an O Superman-esque “Dear, dear, dear, dear, dear/I, I, I, I, I/You, you, you, you, you” over an awkward, infectious and darling synth line. The vocals are subtle and light yet bloom on the chorus.
(Originally published on Muso’s Guide)